My husband works in a place without a lot of white people— he loves his work and his colleagues.
There is a person in our community who tells my husband that he’s working with the “spics and spades”. This is a guy who also uses the terms “nigger” and “shvartze” and “goy”.
The irony is that the “spics and spades” this guy is minimizing are the same people who would NEVER talk about the Jews as “kikes” or similar. In fact they ask my husband respectful questions daily about observant Judaism— they care and are interested in learning.
Bigotry is a real problem in the Orthodox Jewish community and I’m more and more disillusioned by the day. People simply tell me not to judge Judaism by the Jews and believe me, I’m trying.
But as a friend of mine posted on facebook today….
I do not care about your politics, your religion, your race, your financial status, your gender or your love life.
I care about the way you treat others.