Jonathan K. Crane, PhD, Rabbi, is the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought at the Center for Ethics at Emory University, where he is also an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Religion. While fascinated in the ways we reason through ethical conundrums, he focuses on issues relevant to the contemporary moment. He writes broadly in the fields of Jewish ethics and bioethics, comparative religious ethics, and most recently in food ethics. He is currently working to develop a Food Studies and Ethics program at Emory, the first of its kind.
Since they have diametrically opposed impacts on society, it is virtually unintelligible to link religion and race. However much this may be so, it would be ill advised to consider them radically disconnected or as always operating as opposing forces.