Reply To: Have you been exposed to harmful antisemitic tropes about Jewish control over finances or foreign policy? After participating in this course, how would you go about responding to these tropes if you encounter them?
I hear the antisemitic tropes regularly from Christians and non Christians. Some Christians do not think they are being evil or wrong when they say them because they believe in it. Mead made a great point about the Jews who lobbied to the White House to bomb the tracks in Germany that led to Auschwitz. Obviously at that point the Jews would have gotten their way if they truly controlled the government. George Washington wrote a letter to a Jewish Synagogue when he was President. That goes to show that the Jewish people have been ingrained in American society long before the Holocaust and still had no influence over the White House.