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8 Pictures Revealing the Little-Known World of Black Jews

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY SARA HUSSEIN US Jewish rapper Shyne (R) studies the Torah at the Esh Hatora yeshiva in Jerusalem on N
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY SARA HUSSEIN US Jewish rapper Shyne (R) studies the Torah at the Esh Hatora yeshiva in Jerusalem on November 17, 2010. He might seem like a walking contradiction, but Shyne could be charting himself a highly unusual path back into the music business, 10 years after it seemed his short-lived but promising rap career was over. AFP PHOTO /LIOR MIZRAHI (Photo credit should read LIOR MIZRAHI/AFP/Getty Images)

It's the year 2014, but some people still refuse to believe that multiple ethnic identities can coexist seamlessly for each individual and each family.

That's the frustration expressed by Sarah Gladstone in an essay for Ravishly, where she rails against a strange public fascination with how her black and Jewish identities could even possibly coexist. She said: "I know that in a lot of ways I am a cultural and ethnic enigma. But in all honesty, it can get old. Like, real old."

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