Kontent from the Kindle
Thaddeus Russell’s political incorrectness cracks me up, but he just lays out historical facts the way they are. He spends a lot of time reviewing the close relationship between blacks and Jews in early- to mid-twentieth century.
The relationship was so close, Jews were often known by the (now) notorious “N word”:
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[E]xamples of Jewish identification with African Americans was the common use of nigger by Jews as a nickname. In Michael Gold’s autobiographical novel Jews Without Money, the narrator’s best friend is a “virile boy” named “Nigger.” Jewish gangsters who ruled many big-city streets in the early part of the twentieth century often adopted the same nom de guerre. There was “Yoski Nigger” of the Yiddish Black Hand, “Nigger Benny” Snyder of the Greaser Gang, Harry “Nig” Rosen of Philadelphia’s 69th Street Gang, and Isadore “Nigger” Goldberg of the Twentieth Ward Group in Chicago. There was even a Jewish brothel owner in New York known as “Nigger Ruth.” And down on Pell Street in New York’s Chinatown, there was a café owned and operated by a Russian Jew named “Nigger Mike” Salter, the man who hired Irving Berlin as a waiter.