In Jewish Color
'Am I black enough for my Jewish audience?'
Jews of color are a growing population in the United States. They’re also a drastically underrepresented one. How often do you read a story about Jews who are, say, African, African American, Latino or Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or mixed-race? Even when we do see stories about racially and ethnically diverse Jews in the media, someone else is usually writing them. As a small step toward correcting that representation gap, the Forward has created a series written by and about Jews of color. Rather than dictate what contributors must write about, we invited them to tackle any issue or aspect of their identity that feels urgent to them. Their responses range from biting criticism of racism within the Jewish community, to celebrations of the benefits of being a Jew of color, to useful tips for allies. You will find them in these pages, as well as on our website, over the next couple of weeks.
— SIGAL SAMUEL