07/15/2014 09:07 am ET Updated Jul 15, 2014

8 Pictures Revealing the Little-Known World of Black Jews

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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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