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Anti Semitism is not about the Jews Alone

When official forms ask for my racial identity, I’m always a little bit flummoxed.

I know I’m not Asian or Pacific Islander, nor am I Black or Hispanic, but I’m not White, exactly, except when I am.

Which is to say, I don’t really see myself as White, but I know that in the eyes of most people who see me, I appear as white and get to enjoy the privileges and benefits of white skin in our society.