Keith Kahn-Harris

  1. Keith Kahn-Harris
Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris

Leo Baeck College / Institute for Jewish Policy Research

Dr Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He is a senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College and runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. His most recent book is ‘Denial: The Unspeakable Truth’. His next book, ‘Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity’, will be published in June 2019.

 

Good Jew/Bad Jew – Good Muslim/Bad Muslim: Fighting Selective Anti/Racism
Racism today is becoming selective. Rather than hating everyone not like oneself, it has become common to be selective: to choose the ‘good’ minorities, (or minorities within minorities) to be defended and damning the ‘bad’ ones. The situation with the Jewish community today, in which Jews are engaged in a very public fight amongst themselves about antisemitism, stands as a warning to Muslims not to play along with the selective game.