ERIC Number: EJ810919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Hidden Minority Amidst White Privilege
Singer, Miriam J.
Multicultural Perspectives, v10 n1 p47-51 Jan 2008
It seems rather amusing to say that the author belongs to a minority, no less a hidden minority. After all, at first glance, she appears to be just another white girl (or woman). She grew up in the mid-west in a predominantly white community, middle class, and well educated. The paradox comes in their definition of minority. Today, as they seek to celebrate diversity, a minority people still exist who are virtually indistinguishable from all other whites. The author speaks of the secularly employed, observant Jew. They are unique in many ways, not only to the non-Jewish world, but within their own religious communities as well. In this article, the author provides a brief historic background from her perspective of immigration beginning around World War II, through her childhood, and now as an adult with a doctorate. The experiences of her parents and those of her own serve to support this commentary.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Jews, Whites, Minority Groups, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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