Jack Elbaum
Jack Elbaum is a high school student. You can email him at jackelbaum16@gmail.com.

To include Jews in Intersectionality would be to undercut their entire agenda

Intersectionality is defined as “social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” This pretty much says that because of somebody’s identity, they can not get ahead in this world. This is, of course, not true. If it was, then there would be no explanation to why Jews and Asians are some of the most successful groups in America.

The convenient part for those pushing the intersectional agenda is that they do not include Jews, and Asians are rarely talked about when talking about oppressed groups. This is despite the fact that 54.4% of religious hate crimes in 2016 were against Jews, and under 25% were against Muslims. Although it is important to try and not get caught up in the victimhood olympics, it is interesting to see that Muslims are at the forefront of intersectionality, while Jews are not even a part of it. Why? Because if Jews were a part of intersectionality, their whole message would be disproven. How could a victimized group possibly get passed hate and be successful? The answer is quite simple, and it is that Jewish culture values education, not victimhood.

The problem with the intersectional agenda is that they value victimhood over everything else. They use hate as an excuse to come up short, not as motivation to prove others wrong. I understand that there are real problems that must be addressed regarding racism in America, but the best way to further your community is to have a Victor mentality rather than a victim mentality, as political activist Candace Owens says.

The beautiful thing about America is that everybody, regardless of color, religion, sexuality or gender will never be put at a disadvantage because of your immutable characteristics. There may be racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic or homophobic people, but that should not stop anybody from succeeding. It is all about how you look at the world and look at yourself. If you look at yourself as a victim, you will be one, but if you look past the few hateful people, the possibilities are endless. As I have said, Jews and Asians are perfect examples of this, but the people pushing victim mentality will not acknowledge the successes of these groups because it does not cater to their regressive agenda.

If the intersectionality culture really cared about standing up for the oppressed, Jews would be included. However, they are not because it would undercut their agenda of keeping people down, rather than empowering them to become more than their skin color or their religion, and actually embrace the values that make people successful.

The Jewish and Asian culture that has made those groups successful should try and be replicated, not ignored by those supposedly standing up for minorities.

About the Author
My name is Jack Elbaum. I am a seventeen-year-old high school student at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL. I have also written for the Washington Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and Daily Wire. You can contact me at jackelbaum16@gmail.com.
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