February 25, 2014

Don't Call Us 'Ultra-Orthodox'

Avi Shafran, Jewish Daily Forward

My religious group is routinely referred to by a pejorative.

That the name we are called is negative in only an indirect way doesn’t alter the fact that it is disparaging. It telegraphs a subconscious bias (and may well spawn from the same). I’m not quite Howard Beale-mad about the subtle slur, but I’m peeved all the same by its persistence.

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TAGGED: Orthodox Jews, Ultra-orthodox Jews

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