By Michael Rogin

The tangled connections that experience certain Jews to African americans in pop culture and liberal politics are on the middle of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving e-book. taking a look at movies from Birth of a Nation to Forrest Gump, Rogin explores blackface in Hollywood motion pictures as an aperture to broader concerns: the character of "white" identification in the USA, the function of race in reworking immigrants into "Americans," the typical reviews of Jews and African american citizens that made Jews key supporters within the struggle for racial equality, and the social significance of pop culture. Rogin's forcefully argued learn demanding situations us to confront the tough truths at the back of the recognition of racial masquerade.

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