What Is Anti-Semitism? Four Ways To Check If You're Prejudiced
26 March 2018, 15:28
After Jeremy Corbyn was accused of anti-Semitism, this is the test to check whether you are prejudiced against Jewish people.
The Labour leader posted his support for a offensive mural which was marked for removal by a London council in 2012.
He has since apologised and admitted the Labour Party has a problem with "pockets of anti-Semitism". But accusations of anti-Semitism in the party has been denied by some campaigners.
Comedian David Schneider wrote a four-step guide to checking whether you're anti-Semitic - and admitted that many people on the left fail, especially on numbers three and four.
I had a go at putting a test together for anti-semitism. Too often I see people on the left fail at 3 and 4. It’s depressing. pic.twitter.com/yXTWBlUrCG— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 24, 2018
He wrote: "I had a go at putting a test together for anti-semitism. Too often I see people on the left fail at 3 and 4. It’s depressing."
The test reads:
1) Do you accept that millions of Jews perished in the Holocaust. [YES]
2) Do you think that Jews exercise undue influence on organisations/the government/the media/finance/your life? [NO]
3) Do you treat anti-semitism in exactly the same way as hatred and prejudice against any other group, condemning it outright without any qualifying comment about, for instance, the suffering of other groups [YES]
4) Did you manage to answer 1-3 without moving on to Israel/Palestine? [YES]
Earlier today, James O'Brien spoke to some callers who fell foul of these rules. Chloe here clearly failed rule 2.