Maybe you are unaware of the meaning -- I suspect not -- but let me enlighten you.
Is "Schwartze" A Racial Slur? Reflections on Jackie Mason's Comedy and Yiddish Vernacular Speech
Jackie Mason is in trouble again . The folksy comedian, whose conservative politics are as in your face as his humor ( he now claims "white people in America no longer have freedom of speech "), says, after being criticized for calling President Obama a "schwartze" in a stand up comedy routine, that the word "schwartze" is merely a Yiddish slang expression for blacks, not a racial slur.
Although I am a little younger than Jackie Mason, like him, I grew up in a family where Yiddish was spoken along with English. In my family, the word "schwartze" was a common expression, one which my parents used with some regularity, but for the life of me I can't think of a single context in which they used it which was positive
They never said
" The schwartzes at the local high school are making it a much better school. They are wonderful students!"
" I love having "schwartzes" as our neighbors. They are so well mannered, and so polite."
" I am so excited, we're having the Jones family for dinner on Sunday afternoon. Whenever the shwartzes come over, I make my best pot roast.""
"The schwartzes loves Jewish deli almost as much as I love grits!"
" The Concord is my favorite hotel. At least half of the guests there are schwartzes, so you know everyone is going to have a good time."
But I heard plenty of the following"
If the schwartzes keep coming into the neighborhood,, I am moving to Queens"
"Even when the schwartzes are educated, they don't have the same moral standards we do"
" I am not letting my daughter go to Wingate. It's full of schwartzes!"
" He married a schwartze and his family disowned him. They are sitting shiva right now!"