“So your parents are rich right?”
“So you were born in Israel yes?”
“Jews have all the best quality food because you only ever buy the best of anything. And you can afford it too.”
“But you really don’t look Jewish”
“Why aren’t you a banker?”
“Can you tell if this is a real diamond?”
“You’re not fully Jewish. You can’t be. I mean you’re so ‘normal’ and you’re generous too.”
All of this was in a conversation with someone I’ve known for 5 years.
Well yes we do.
It’s only recently dawned on me that I check myself often, as a gay man I do take in my surroundings and assess if it’s safe. It’s done so often it’s a subconscious thing now hardwired
I’ve just realised that I also do it about my Judaism too.
I don’t hide that. I don’t actively check it in but I’m so aware that there are topics of conversation I will not engage with for fear of the response.
I checked myself.
For those who’ve not heard of @PantiBliss watch this speech.