Jews of Color

Alternative Spellings

JoC, JOC

Definitions

  • A pan-ethnic term that used to identify Jews whose family origins are originally in African, Asian or Latin-American countries (rac.org)

Example Sentences

  • "More than 1500 people have signed an open letter demanding that Jewish groups reserve 20% of board seats for Jews of color."

Languages of Origin

English

Etymology

A Jewish community adaptation of the term People of Color (POC)

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute’s American Jewish Population Project reports that 11% of Jews in the United States are Jews of Color.

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