Posted by Barb
on Tuesday, June 25th 2019:
In Reply to: Re: James Madison High School 1930s through 1960s posted by Nate Goldman on Tuesday, June 25th 2019:
Nate, to reply to your questions, that even with the distance of time and maturity, I cannot tell, but I lean to the "clique-ness". I only know I was an "outsider" whether because of my circumstances or individual bias - it's how I felt, and to a degree, still do. Oddly, during my time at Madison, I had several close friends, three of whom were Jewish and two Christian, and we had several discussions on these issues, perhaps we were all outsiders. They felt the same way, and we would joke about it.
Dave, in my last year or two there, the school started banning these "clubs" and even frowned upon wearing the particular club's jackets. And I have the opposite experience at school and even to this day: most people, especially non-New Yorkers, I meet assume I am Jewish. I think it's mainly because of my Brooklyn accent, then add to it my maiden and married names, my sense of humor, and my occasional throwing in a Yiddish expression
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