Shemite


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Shemite

(ˈʃɛmaɪt)
n
(Peoples) another word for Semite
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'There is no particular in which the perfective character of the Shemite nations has been displayed more remarkably than in the singular character and construction of their language' (p.
As a Jew, according to a racial theory he remembers hearing, he is a "Shemite," "red" and not "white"; he is a "light-skinned colored man." Chafets doesn't seem particularly bothered by this kind of race talk - but, then, he prides himself on having "a good eye for tribal animosity." Through "tribal" eyes, in Detroit, Chafets sees himself as black.