The "Black-Jewish Coalition" Unraveled: Where Does Israel Fit?

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Ellen
dc.contributor.advisor Krasner, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Robbins, Leah
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-26T13:08:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-26T13:08:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10192/37500
dc.description.abstract Fascination with the famed “Black-Jewish coalition” in the United States, whether real or imaginary, is hardly a new phenomenon of academic interest. Much has been written on the complex, ever-evolving web of reciprocity that once characterized this strategic partnership along the liberal-left spectrum. However, the current trend of inter-community distance and at times, disdain, between white Jews and Black non-Jews points to a tragic divorce with shared interests long diverged. But how did we get here? While race and class remain the primary points of group departure, I argue that Israel and Zionism’s role in the American Jewish consciousness created under-examined flashpoints of tension. Their complication of Jewish identity, interests, and allegiances mounted Black-Jewish friction and served to solidify the ever-expanding divide.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Leah Robbins 2020
dc.subject Jewish
dc.subject African American
dc.subject Black-Jewish Relations
dc.subject Israel
dc.subject Zionism
dc.title The "Black-Jewish Coalition" Unraveled: Where Does Israel Fit?
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership rogram
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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