Tema is a Toronto based freelance writer and Director of Community Engagement at Holy Blossom Temple. Recently, she wrote an article for the Jewish Daily Forward entitled "Are Jews White? American History Says It's Complicated." This piece takes a deep dive into the term "passing" and how it has been used and misused historically.
Although this conversation does not touch directly on sports, dissecting the language that we use to describe our bodies, as well as the bodies of other people, is crucial to breaking down stereotypes and misrepresentation.
Thank you so much to Tema for coming on the pod and sharing her thoughts. You can read the article we discuss by clicking the link below. You can also follow Tema on twitter @Temasmith and check out her website at www.temasmith.com.
This episode was edited and produced by Eliseo Casiano.