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    • ezra
    • 11.05.11 | 21:41 (IDT)

    in israel lies within the context of its construction of a "Western" self-identity. Ethnic minorities differentiate themselves by constructing stratification along the East/West and dark-skinned/fair-skinned axis. Just as Ashkenazim, trying to rid themselves of a stigma as orientals, have historically cast themselves "West" of Ostjuden, who repeated this toward Mizrachim, the Muslim Arab and the African non-Jew have become the lowest echelons of Israel's social stratification.

    from the article: Shattering a stigma
    First published 02:47 11.05.11 | Last updated 02:47 11.05.11
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