Friday, May 15, 2009

Reverse Discrimination?

It used to be that an ambitious young Jew might consider his Jewishness a career liability. He might even change his name or convert to avoid being "outed."

But in the race to succeed Jack Weiss as Los Angeles's 5th district city councilman, in a heavily Jewish section of West LA that has represented by a member of the tribe since 1953, you apparently have to worry about being outed as non-Jewish, as candidate David Vahedi has just found out (scroll to the end of the Q&A).