Posts Tagged ‘stereotypes’

The Chinatown Aesthetic

July 20, 2021

The architecture of “Chinatowns” around the world have a similar style that can be traced back to the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. A vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch.

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Hanukkah With The Donald

December 6, 2015

Hanukkah With The Donald

You Folks:

Happy Holiday from the guy with all the Hanukkah Gelt, Donald Trump. Tell me, you call that a National Hanukkah Menorah? I’ll build a bigger one. And what is this, the Festival of Lightbulbs? There should be lasers. And luxurious latkes with kosher caviar.

And let’s have seasonal dreidel-spinning in the casinos. Hear me, Sheldon Adelson?

— DJT
Make Hanukkah Great Again

More:

“Donald Trump Tells Republican Jews That He Is a Negotiator, Just Like ‘You Folks,'” Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

“Trump to GOP Jews: You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“Trump courts Republican Jews with offensive stereotypes,” Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, Times of Israel

“Donald Trump Kept Repeating Jewish Stereotypes In Speech To Jewish Republicans,” Rosie Gray, Buzzfeed

“5 Cringeworthy Things Donald Trump Has Said About the Jews,” John A. Oswald, The Forward 

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‘I’m good at working with Jews’

January 14, 2014

'I'm Good at Working With Jews'

“The shelves of Chinese bookstores have been lined with bestsellers on Jewish subjects, with such eye-catching titles as Talmud: The Greatest Jewish Bible for Making Money, Unveiling the Secrets of Jewish Success in World Economy… In my opinion, this voyeuristic interest in the Jewish success reflects the fact that most Chinese are not so much interested in real Jews as the Jew as tropes. The most prevalent trope of this kind in China is that the Jew is anyone who is smart, wealthy and successful. As a matter of fact, some non-Jewish celebrities are widely regarded as Jewish in China, like Rockefeller, for example.”

–Lihong Song, “Mapping my Judaic Studies Career in China: An Academic Confession,”  Asian Jewish Life

Now you understand what’s behind recent comments by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao:

“I’m good at working with Jews, says Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao who wants to buy WSJ,” Amy Li, South China Morning Post

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