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Unformatted text preview: truth, the group as a whole. For example, Henry Ford once said, Jews are not sportsman. Whether this is due to their physical lethargy, their dislike of unnecessary political action, or their serious cast of mind. ..others may decide. It may be a defect in their character, or it may not; it is nevertheless a fact which discriminating Jews unhesitatingly acknowledge. (Henry Ford, quoted in Jane Leavy, pg. 178) This demonstrates essentialism because it is saying that Jews can’t don’t play sports and are not athletes. It is a very general and broad statement because it does not specify the exact rules or statements that the group will follow, and it is also untrue as Sandy Koufax proved during his career as a Major League Baseball player....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course JEWISH 211 taught by Professor Rosenblum during the Fall '12 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '12