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Did Sammy Davis Jr. make victimhood popular and noble in America?

"In 1954, at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a c...
Concerned Chad Here,
  06/12/19
no unfortunately it runs far deeper than that. associating s...
the gorgon
  06/12/19


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Date: June 12th, 2019 4:28 PM
Author: Concerned Chad Here,

"In 1954, at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Several years later, he converted to Judaism, finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.

...One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. "Handicap?" he asked. "Talk about handicap. I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew." This was to become a signature comment, recounted in his autobiography and in many articles."

He added "Jew" to his list of "handicaps" but his Jewishness was voluntary, and in fact he chose to convert explicitly because it represented further oppression.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4281621&forum_id=2#38379700)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 4:50 PM
Author: the gorgon

no unfortunately it runs far deeper than that. associating suffering & being persecuted with righteousness is a big part of our shared Judeo-Christian values.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4281621&forum_id=2#38379799)