On this episode, we spoke with Karen Brodkin, author of ‘How Jews Became White Folks,’ about the differences between structural racism & bigotry, and the stories white Jews tell about Jewish history. We then spoke with Benjamin Balthaser, professor of multiethnic US literature at Indiana University-South Bend, about the American institutions behind rural anti-Semitism. We finished the show with our usual Shkoyach! segment, highlighting a menorah feud, a pirate radio station, and an essay from 1967.
Karen Brodkin Interview
Benjamin Balthasar Interview