Race is an artificial construct, though obviously many people have a
strong ethnic identity.
Vis a vis our endogamous population: you can search "are Jews white?" to
get a whole range of opinions. My own observation/experience as a
lifelong resident of the United States: POC see most Jews as white;
white people with origins in northern Europe/UK -- ie most "white"
Americans -- see Jews are "other" -- not quite white, not POC. I'd be
interested to know if Jews living in other countries have had similar
When I got my census form a year ago, I didn't hesitate to mark my race
as "other" and write in "Jewish." I was fascinated to learn that most of
my Jewish friends -- without any of us discussing it -- had done
something similar! No one seemed to feel comfortable checking any of the
standard race boxes.
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN, DANIEL -- Rhineland, Germany