By Anonymous - 06/03/2011 05:18 - United States
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Thank you, #148. I wish people would use their brain before commenting. German Jews (and later Jewish people from neighbouring countries) were the ones being persecuted, so I can't see how it is "ironic" being a German Jew. It basically suggests that the German Jews were the nazis, who persecuted the Jews. The Japanese were allies of Germany in WWII, yes, but had nothing to do with the Jewish persecution, so that isn't ironic either.
Really you're going to complain about a joke? I'm German Irish Indian Italian french Jew and American. Who gives a fuck I get jokes about it hell I even make jokes about it. It just means you're a mutt. WOO penny pinching Nazis sitting in my TP drinking beer back handing you with my hands while I rage about you not liking my love poems. stereotyping is fun.
"Jewish" is not a separate "race" (race is such an outdated term to begin with). You might be thinking of 'Semitic', which includes Israeli, Iraqi, Arabs, Assyrians, Akkadians, etc., more related through language than necessarily by ethnicity. There are also the Khazars, who adopted Judaism as a religion but ethnically are more related to Turks and Mongols -- they are certainly a group apart! For that matter, Albert Einstein, while born into a family that was nominally Jewish, was also of German ancestry and he probably thought of himself as German before he thought of himself as Jewish.
Jewish IS a race and religion. Some racial traits of Jews include bigger brains, bigger noses, lower life expectancy, higher chance of Tay-Sachs but lower chance of Aids or alcoholism. As with all races, there are both negative and positive traits. There is a lot of intermarriage between Jews and has been for many years which gives Jews these racial characteristics. In many Jewish communities, it might be frowned upon for a Jew to marry a non-Jew. Also, I want to say that I am Jewish by religion and race.
Jewish IS a race AND a religion. And they don't necessarily go hand in hand. The Jewish race and the Jewish religion are separate. I'm sure you know the "Jews have big noses" notion. Being Jewish by religion isn't going to give you a big nose, being Jewish by race is. You could be religiously Jewish and be any race, in the same way you can be racially Jewish and of any religious beliefs.
@105: while you are right in saying that humans are all one race, the actual reason for that is that all humans alive today are from the same subspecies; however, different subspecies, while being different races, CAN breed and produce viable offspring, and even different species within the same genus can reproduce, though their offspring is infertile. @OP: that's kind of ironic i suppose, but messed up that your teacher laughed, and honestly it's not that funny anyway, so FYL
Jews are an ethnoreligious group, which means that they are an ethnic group who shares religious views. Danny is right, they're not a race. After the World War II, UNESCO issued a statement called "The Race Question", this statement had the purpose of debunking racist theories that had been used as a base for the Nazi racial policies. The fifth point of their statement says: "To most people, a race is any group which they choose to describe as a race. Thus, many national, religious, geographic, linguistic or cultural groups have, in such loose usage, been called 'race', when obviously Americans are not a race, nor are Englishmen, nor are Frenchmen, nor any other national group. Catholics, Protestants, Moslems and Jews are not races... People who live in Iceland or England or India are not races; nor are people who are culturally Turkish or Chinese..." So, mimiroxii3, you should do your research. If you're going to claim something as a fact, at least give some proof of it.
I don't think you understood my comment, I'm not saying that you don't know that Americans, Englishmen and Frenchmen are not races, that was part of the quote I put for you 'cause you're too lazy to do your research. After that part it says "Catholics, Protestants, Moslems and Jews are not races". You said that you did your research but you can't even bother saying where you found your info. You said that you're not going to write an essay and that you don't want to type, but yet you keep replying to say the same damn things; you could have used that typing to explain your point. If you just googled the words 'Jewish' and 'race', you would find many Jewish websites saying that they're not a race, their reasoning is that Jews don't share one common ancestry.
You clearly lack reading comprehension, read my first comment again, it says "To most people, a race is any group which they choose to describe as a race." If you visit some popular Jewish websites, you'll see that they say that they're not a race, probably the people you say that call themselves a race is people just like you, who haven't bothered finding info about it.
A bit late to the party here, this comment being for anyone who stumbles upon this FML as I have. Judaisim is a religion not a race. To that matter, DNA testing has proved there is no such thing as race, an Arab can be closer in DNA to someone of Celtic descent then another Arab. There is only religion, nationality, and ethnicity. Religion being one's beliefs, nationality being their current nation and/ or nation of birth, and ethnicity being tge nation(s) one's ancesters came and the region one's ancesters or one is from. For example the Slavic people represent an ethnicity from eastern Europe.
It's not ironic. Before the Holocaust, there were tons of Jews in Germany. Therefore there were many German Jews. Yes the nazis went after Jews all over Europe, but some of the first targets were the ones in Germany. So how's it weird that OP is a German Jew? The Japanese thing isn't too weird either. I think we've moved past the racist practice of forbidding interracial marriages.
#3 You should come here one day and see lots of ''pure-blooded'' people. Most of my friends are 100% Estonian. Or Russian. I'm 50% Estonian, 50% Scottish, and pleased with it :D Oh and mm...I know I'm prolly going to get loads of thumb downs for this, but why do people say 'not everyone is interested in history lessons', 'don't tell me to learn history' etc? There's this saying here in Estonia that goes (a very rough and lousy translation): Who doesn't remember the past, lives without a future. There's a reason why schools teach history to children. Why shouldn't we study it? According to your logic, should we get rid of geography, foreign languages, social studies etc as well? Just because some people are too lazy and stupid?
#132 Beats me. Anyway, it just occurred to me that people think it's funny that the OP is German and Jewish (well, and Japanese). But when someone is, say, half Russian and half Estonian/Latvian/Lithuanian, no one gives a fk. Germany was anti-Semitic for only a decade or so (when Hitler was the Führer), but Russia has occupied the Baltic States for centuries and created more damage than the Nazi ever did.
Damn son, sounds like an orgy gone wrong.
Just tell him you're going to go Samurai Nazi all over his tuchus.