Philip Weiss, a noted post-Zionist peace activist has broken the taboo on Jewish power inside the Council of Foreign Relations:
This is astonishing: The Council on Foreign Relations lineup on the Gaza disaster. And every expert is a neocon or neocon-lite. And almost all are Jewish…
When it comes to diversity (or lack thereof), things can be “too white” but never “too Jewish.”
Immediately after Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, she came under scrutiny by liberals because she had hired mostly white and no black or Hispanic professors while she was dean of Harvard Law School.
A couple of weeks later, when Pat Buchanan pointed out that Kagan would be the third Jewish Justice on the Supreme Court, the same liberals who had bemoaned that the Harvard faculty was “too white” attacked Buchanan for merely insinuating that the Supreme Court was “too Jewish.”
“Too white” is a legitimate criticism; “too Jewish” is racist and anti-Semitic. It’s the same thing with “white privilege.”
By any standard Jews are the most privileged white subgroup. In fact, the median net wealth of a Jewish family is something like 6x the median net wealth of an evangelical family.
But while talk about “white privilege” is fashionable, nobody would ever dare utter the phrase “Jewish privilege.”
h/t: Wickliffe Draper