The following is quite serious, not snarky and not intended to inflame or insult anyone. OK?
I got my copy of The Religious Leader, “news from the Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group” of the UUA in the mail today. You may download it as a PDF here. (Does anyone know a way to get an email pointing to the electronic version in lieu of getting the dead tree version?)
On the last page, there’s an appeal for seminarians of color to loin the DRUUMM Seminarians Causus; contact blogger Joseph Santos-Lyons if interested. (His blog.)
The ethnic “of color” categories are pretty extensive, and they way they are commonly applied paints a picture of “not white (only).” Which, I think we can all concede, is the point of the group.
But a group was left out and usually gets left out, who exist as an ethnicity, have known a great deal of oppression because of it, and who are conspicuously present in Unitarian Universalists pulpits and pews: Jews.
So, are Jews a people of color or not?
Serious discussion, please.