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  • Philip Roth, another kid from the Weequahic section of Newark where I grew up, was reviled for telling goyim about some of the values held in our 'hood that our clan thought best kept private, so it will come as no surprise, though it is no less discomfiting to recall, that in the four-family houses on the block where I was raised, the word shvartze was not used merely to name a color.

    Marty Kaplan: "But He's a Muslim!"

  • What I am not, however, able to accept is that "shvartze" is a harmless, inoffensive term for blacks.

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  • And I also see a holistic doctor who has helped me understand in my healthy world how many other things effect our well-being, like food allergies as you mentioned and lack of certain vitamins and minerals that are crucial to a healthy life. recent story about the use of the word "shvartze" in Jewish comedy:

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  • Years ago I had a friend, a white Jew, who related to me how he used to argue with his father over his father's use of "shvartze" to describe black people.

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  • I do understand some of the arguments, but I am also acutely aware of the racism that lurks in the hearts of too many of my white fellow Jews, so it's difficult (if not impossible) for me to believe that people who use "shvartze" (especially if they wouldn't use it in mixed company) are thinking of the word's more innocent origins.

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  • While you could argue whether or not "shvartze" is a perjorative, I think the insult is in the intent.

    Political Animal

  • As for the race stuff, well, growing up my parents said "shvartze" to mean "nigger."

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  • Somehow, perhaps because sexism is still tolerated in a way that racism is not, “shiksa” is more acceptable than the equally despicable “shvartze.”

    Sha With The Shiksa! | Jewschool

  • Can you imagine going to Leavenworth and getting shtupped in the ass by some shvartze?

    American Tabloid

  • A shvartze crooner was banging his girlfriend-clip him for ten grand.

    White Jazz

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