Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews

Book - 2016
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"In 2010 approximately 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States were between spouses of different racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, raising increasingly relevant questions regarding the multicultural identities of new spouses and their offspring. But while new census categories and a growing body of statistics provide data, they tell us little about the inner workings of day-to-day life for such couples and their children. JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt's book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong. Using in-depth interviews with couples and the children of Jewish American and Asian American marriages, Kim and Leavitt's research sheds much-needed light on the everyday lives of these partnerships and how their children negotiate their own identities in the twenty-first century"--
"An examination of intersecting racial, ethnic, and religious identities among couples where one partner is Jewish American and the other is Asian American"--
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780803285651
Branch Call Number: 306.84097 K5603J 2016
Characteristics: xxi, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Leavitt, Noah Samuel
Alternative Title: Jew Asian


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Jan 02, 2017

I haven't finished this book yet, have barely started it, but it comes across as so very trivial; too much identity politics angle. Who cares? Identity politics was architected [to use the base vernacular] by the Rockefeller Foundation originally, and is used compulsively to avoid any mention of the American worker, her and his plight today, and inequality.
Instead, insert wallowing in triviality.
Specifically, when some so-called // progressive \\ show [not really, but they claim it to be such] should finally discuss the situation of workers in America and inequality, they veer to identity politics [racism, gender equity, religion and sometimes the topic du jour: gun control, education, et cetera - - - - - as if the sudden disappearance of racism or religious strife would miraculously alter anything?!?!? And as far as gender equity, simply research the salaries of men and women PER job category, then get back to me!]
According to the practitioners of Identity Politics, NO worker was ever replaced with an undocumented non-citizen, nor a refugee or a foreign visa worker nor was any worker ever in danger of having their job offshored to China - - and if you accept all their incredible propaganda, then you most likely either voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton or one of the Bushes or Trump.


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