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Hybrid Hate: Jews, Blacks, and the Question of Race

Tudor Parfitt


The study of Western racism has tended to concentrate on either the hatred and murder of Jews or the hatred and enslavement of black people. As chief objects of racism Jews and blacks have been linked together for centuries, peoples apart from the general run of humanity. In medieval Europe Jews were often perceived as blacks, and the conflation of Jews and blacks continued throughout the period of the Enlightenment. With the discovery of a community of black Jews in Loango in west Africa in 1777, and later of black Jews in India, the Middle East, and other parts of Africa, the figure of the h ... More

Keywords: conflations, racism, antisemitism, black Jews, Loango, stereotypes of Jews, stereotypes of blacks, human color, hybridity, monogenism, polygenism, scientific race studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190083335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190083335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tudor Parfitt, author
Distinguished University Professor, Florida International University