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"Negro-Jewish Relations in the North" - Discussion Questions

  1. Review: Who wrote this document? When was it written?
  2. What audience was this document written for? How might that have influenced its content and format?
  3. According to Maslow, how do some African Americans feel about Jews? What are the causes of these feelings? Explain them in your own words.
  4. What are the causes of anti-Black feelings in the Jewish community? What types of actions are these feelings translated into?
  5. In his speech, Maslow was responding to Jewish fears of Black Anti-Semitism. How might this fear have been used by Jews to cover their own racist feelings?
  6. Which of the feelings and issues expressed in this document are still relevant today? Which are no longer relevant?

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Jewish Women's Archive. ""Negro-Jewish Relations in the North" - Discussion Questions." (Viewed on January 19, 2018) <>.


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