Ever since the 1930s, American conservatives have tried to police Jewish identity, by attacking the Jewish credentials of anti-fascist, 'subversive' and 'disloyal' Jews – all the while declaring they 'love Jews'
April Rosenblum writes on race, class, Jewish identity and movement-building. She is currently at work on a microhistory of Black/Jewish relations in the twentieth century. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide, The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice, Bridges and Afn Shvel. Twitter: @homeandfreedom