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Reevaluating Jewish Opposition to Reverse Discrimination — in the Aftermath of the Andrew Young Affair

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Publication Date: March 1980

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Ira Gissen

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Social conditions (Race relations)

Keywords: Race; Tolerance; Policy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author looks at survey data regarding African-American views about Jews, as well as Jewish views about African-Americans, to analyze the contemporary state of Black-Jewish relations. He finds no support in the data for the assertion that Jewish opposition to affirmative action is the cause of recent intergroup tensions.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.3, Spring 1980.