Jewish Self-Hatred: The Internalization of Prejudice

@article{Alperin2016JewishST,
  title={Jewish Self-Hatred: The Internalization of Prejudice},
  author={Richard Martin Alperin},
  journal={Clinical Social Work Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={221-230}
}
  • R. M. Alperin
  • Published 9 March 2016
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Social Work Journal
Throughout history, the Jewish people have been despised and abused. As with other large groups subjected to trauma, they have developed deep psychological scars as well as defense mechanisms for coping with it. One manifestation of this trauma is Jewish self-hatred, which though considered common has been largely ignored by clinical social workers, including those who are Jewish. Understanding the etiology and psychodynamics of this self-hatred initially requires an examination of the history… 

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