In some parts, actually: yeah. Take Crown Heights, for example, where the African-American and Orthodox Jewish communities rioted against each other only less than two decades ago. The New York Times pointed out the seemingly surprising crossover in Crown Heights specifically as a Black Orthodox Jew, Yoseph Robinson, was killed in a robbery recently. It was followed by this, the anthropological crossover interest that it piqued. Although a few days old, the article is, by all means, excellent reading.
And now, apropos of only that, after the jump, a list of famous Black Jews I forgot or didn't know were Jewish from this awesome list on Wikipedia:More »