The Judenrat was a Jewish council who had the responsibility of deciding which Jews would either stay or leave the ghettos. In class, I participated in a Judenrat simulation where I was a part of the Judenrat along with a few other classmates. We had to decide which Jews could stay in the ghettos and which Jews had to leave and go to the concentration camps. It was troublesome and somewhat painful to come to a conclusion, because if I could have it my way no Jews would be going in the concentration camps. The majority of the groups in my class picked people who were either young, strong, could communicate in German, or old since death was nearing anyway.
However, Lucretia at a young age noticed that even in a so-called equal society there was a pay gap between women and men teachers at the Quaker school she attended. This revelation started her journey for equality. Even after learning that her religion was not as equal, Lucretia was still very involved with the Quaker community. In 1818 after Lucretia finished her schooling, she became a minister. This gave Lucretia a monumental platform for shared her views.
In the text “Feminisms Matters”, Bromley uses intersectionality to pin point and discourse how people are not just classified by one identity but by various, complex and interconnected ones which unified, define a person. “We are likely to identify with a particular gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age group and ability” (Bromley 47). These are some of the social groups used in terms of intersectionality to analyze how components of our identity fall under these categories which are influenced by a numerous amount of factors such as our experiences and positionality (Bromley 47). Evidently an individual would relate to all of these categories but in different ways, making distinguishable identities. “For example, you might be living
The racist, sexist and classist structure the American society compartmentalizes its its various ethnic groups, denigrates the colored as inferior and characterizes males and females as center and margin respectively. Just as black as groups are relegated to an underclass by virtue of their race, women are related to a separate caste by virtue of their sex. Black women are related to a separate caste by virtue of their sex. A system of unequal power and privilege where humans are divided into groups or races with asocial rewards unevenly distributed to groups based on their racial classification. (Zare and Ataeiniya, , p 21).
He again shows another difference between Danny and himself by pointing out that they attend different schools because each sect had a specific school they went to. By also mentioning that his school was “looked down upon” by other Jewish parochial schools because it offered more “English subjects” and taught Jewish subjects in “Hebrew”, Reuven hints that his particular sect is substantially more relaxed and open to change than other Hasidic sects like Danny’s. By listing all of the differences between Danny and Reuven, Potok shows that before the two boys ever meet they will have already formed an opinion about the other. Before knowing of Danny’s existence, Reuven draws the conclusion that his Hasidic sect is traditional and arrogant simply because practice their religion
Devorah Schoenfeld, writes in her article, “Comparing Jewish and Christians” about how through geography found in the books of the Bible, such as Genesis, Exodus, and Joshua, students can learn about the history of the Jewish people. (512). A believer can be confident in the Bible because it lays out the places and events of many generations of people dating back to the exodus of the Israelites. Also, when the people of the Bible interact with other civilizations, such as the Egyptians and Romans, they too have written record of same events. Tacitus, an nonbeliever in Rome at the time of the crucifixion even wrote, “Christus, … suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition…” (15.44).
With varying types of people attending university, we naturally see each person has a different way to cultivate their personal identity. James Marcia’s patterns of identity formation/statuses and Michael Berzonsky’s identity processing styles/orientations have grouped the main ways in which
Reading and Reimagining Social Life In Allan Johnson’s Privilege, Power, and Difference, Patricia Hill Collins describes the Matrix of Domination as an intersectionality between all the isms, especially racism and sexism. Collins describes this cycle of domination saying “that each form of privilege is part of a much larger system of privilege” (Johnson, 52). Work for change needs to focus on the idea of privilege in all forms and the way in which it enables people to think in relation to inequality and power. The only way to understand the matrix, is by understanding its dimensions. The different dimensions include one form of privilege reinforcing another, one form of privilege affecting the access to others and subordinate groups that are pitted against one another to draw attention away from the system
How would you feel if you were treated differently because of what you believed in? Well in 1933-1945 the Jewish people were singled out with the Star of David. They were discriminated against for believing in something different and were labeled with the Star of David. The Jews may have been singled out using the Star, but they still used the symbol on all their building and places of worship. The Star of David is important because it comes from the Jewish King David.