So many black Jews have heard the line, “But you don’t look Jewish.” I, on the other hand, constantly hear, “But you don’t look black.” There is no one kind of black Jew. Some, like me, have one parent who is black and not Jewish and pass for white. Some have more typical “mixed race” looks. Others have family lines that are both black and Jewish. Some are adopted into Jewish families. Some have converted… and so on.

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