A user submitted an ask they requested I publish anonymously:
how do you feel about black vs. jewish tensions, and jew vs. muslim tensions? i ask as someone who is both black and secular shia muslim, because ive experienced discrimination from jewish folk on both ends…im really not sure how to feel on this one…
I wrote a very long answer to this question because the tensions between Jews and Black people and Jews and Muslims are very complicated. Just addressing one of these issues is complicated enough, but both is even more of an endeavor. Keep in mind that this is not meant to be an end all be all comprehensive post on the matter: I’m still learning about these topics and these are my thoughts from what I have read and observed so far. I definitely open the floor to others who have more knowledge and other perspectives on these issues.
Some of what I talk about here requires background knowledge to understand. Readers who aren’t aware of the complex racialization of Jews or the concept of a model minority, please check out the sources at the bottom of this post first.
Keep in mind I reside in the US, and what I write is from a US framework, although I do discuss tensions between Muslims and Jews in other countries (especially France).