i can’t walk into the synagogue i grew up in without first being stopped with a metal detector wand, having my name checked off on a list, and having the door to the sanctuary unlocked from the inside for me to pray, but yeah good point there *are* a lot of jews in hollywood! https://t.co/725TeeO5QW— naomi 🏳️🌈 (@baloneyspumoni) November 13, 2022
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Tweet of the Day- Jews in Hollywood
Having seen this live on Saturday night (hence "Saturday Night Live"), I should have picked up on this immediately, but didn't.
A few decades ago, yet during and after the civil rights movement, there was a remark made by many whites of questionable commitment to the great American mosaic. "Some of my best friends are colored" was that age's near equivalent to the modern-day argument that in electing a black man as President, we Americans proved that we're not racist.
For Dave Chappelle (as at 2:05 of the video embedded in the tweet), it's "I grew up around Jewish people. I have a lot of Jewish friends." After that, evidently, almost anything is acceptable, such as (at 6:10)
I can see if you had some kind of issue. You know what I mean- you might go out to Hollywood and you might start connecting some kind of lines, maybe adopt the delusion that the Jews run show business. It's not a crazy thing to think- but it's a crazy thing to say out loud.
Dave Chappelle did not cite an instance which demonstrates that Jews make decisions on the basis of their religion, or at least their cultural background. In the absence of that, I might have something to say about him but it might be (mis-) interpreted as a crazy thing to say out loud.
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