Marc Dollinger on “Black Power, Jewish Politics”

Black Power, Jewish Politics

How American Jews leveraged the Black Power movement to strengthen American Jewish religious, ethnic, and cultural life

 

 

Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power–inspired ethnic nationalism. Undermining widely held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism.

Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.