Judge rules that Judaism is not a race but Jewish people can be targeted for racism. Here's why that

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    Judaism is not a race. But Jewish people can be targeted for racism.

    A timely new court ruling is a reminder that human racial difference are based in prejudice, not fact.
    by Noah Berlatsky / Aug.02.2018 / 8:46 AM ET

    Judaism is not a race. But Jewish people can be targeted for racism.

    That may seem like a contradiction. But a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Mark Hornsby of Louisiana updated anti-discrimination laws in the state. In doing so, Hornsby has potentially helped to clarify the distinction between race and racism at a time when white supremacy is expanding its reach — and finding new groups to single out for hate.
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    I'm not too comfortable with the secular courts deciding what does, or does not constitute a Jewish identity.

    That is a something defined by Halacha (Jewish Law) and the interpretation of Jewish Law by secular courts is driving very close to the edge of that cliff called violation of the First Amendment.

    Anti-Jewish discrimination has traditionally been referred to as Antisemitism. A term coined, ironically, by Germans who hated Jews 150 years ago.
     
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    Well, a judge has ruled that there is Jewish identity, it's just not race, it's something different.

    Anti-semitism would be against semites, some of whom are Palestinian Muslims.
     
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    The word was coined specifically to refer to Jews. It has been used that way for 150 years. You can't redefine the term because you don't like the idea that people have used and continue to use it to acknowledge anti-Jewish discrimination.
     
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    There is a difference between being a Jew and being Israeli.
    However, anti-Semitics don't seem to know the difference.

    Ever notice that the same people that are propping up Muslims seem to hate Jews with a passion?
    Historically, Communists and radical Islamic terrorists have alot in common.
    Democrats admire Muslims and Communist dictators.
    Yet they somehow are able to get the Jewish vote in NY and FL.
    This is because liberalism/Progressivism overrules common-sense.
     

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