Blacks and Jews in America: History, Myths, and Realities

By Jerome A. Chanes

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), March 15, 2006

This article uses the history of the Black-Jewish encounter in America to understand aspects of the American Jewish experience, specifically, intergroup relations. It focuses on the role of the American Jewish community in the civil rights movement and on specific moments of conflict between these groups, specifically as related to Black American antisemitism, such as the 1991 Crown Heights riots.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, History, Antisemitism, Conflict Resolution, Community Relations

Name of Publication: Changing Jewish Communities

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Chanes, Jerome A. Blacks and Jews in America: History, Myths, and Realities. Changing Jewish Communities. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 15 March 2006:


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