Based on the following question: How to deal with Anti Semitism?
Is there a standard way for a Jew to deal with the disregarding/ignoring/erasing/belittling of non Ashkenazi received traditions/cultures, whether it's from a Non-Jew, a fellow lay Jew, or even from a Rabbi?
- Simply ignore it?
- Write about it in a public way?
- Attempt to educate the person who said it?
- Respond immediately in a corrective way?
Are there Rabbinic opinions, laws, teachings or strong traditions which suggest what to do in this situation?
Note 1: Ashkenormativity has the following common definitions: "The assumption that Jews are Ashkenazi Jews by default, and that Ashkenazi culture is the culture of Judaism at large." "a unique form of eurocentrism that has found its way into Jewish culture"
Note 2: Many non Jews make Ashkenormative statements based on the over representation of Ashkenazim in American media. So a non Jew may "assume" that all Jews eat gefilte fish and latkes and speak Yiddish. Even googling "Jewish Music" in English brings the assumption that you would also be searching for Yiddish music.
Note 3: Only answers that provide sources will be accepted. Posts strictly with personal opinions will likely be deleted.
Note 4: Ashkenormativity is not simply a matter of "there are more Ashkenazim so of course more material is Ashkenazi." When people talk about Ashkenormativity they are talking about situations like Sephardic Rabbis being forced to dress like Ashkenazim to be "taken seriously." Or the weird orientalism that sometimes Ashkenazim manifest toward Sephardim/Mizrahim like in this video. The Ashkenazi Rabbi in the video repeatedly refers to Rabbi Drori as a "Sephardi" and even tells the audience to "look at him," while Rabbi Drori has to wait and inform him that he's actually Yemenite. More extreme cases of Ashkenormativity may be classified in situations like Yemenites having their children stolen and given to Ashkenazim, or Syrians having the Aleppo codex stolen from them by the government of Israel.