Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

You don’t look…

An improvised joke I made at a recent speaking engagement….

I spent the first 26 years being told “funny, you don’t look Dominican” and I’ll spend the next 36 being told “funny, you don’t look Jewish.”
Since I am Dominican and Jewish, clearly I look nothing but puro Jewminicana. What do I have to get a t-shirt?
Neither Dominican or Jewish is a race.
Now, don’t even get me started on “Funny, you don’t look American.”
If you step off a plane in Santo Domingo, New York or Jerusalem, you’ll see plenty of Jews, Dominicans and Americans who look like me.
You need to get out more, people.

Why do I have to repeat myself? Because people aren’t listening.

Related: Lala Vazquez on “You Don’t Look Latina”

“Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish” by moi

Hebrew Mamita Vanessa Hidary on “Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish”:

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