Why the ad-hominem for Jews (sheeny)? And, "schmuck" is just a Yiddishism for penis
Its part of my culture. I come from a line of Jews who converted to Christianity to keep from being tortured in the Pogroms.
ANYWAY, I call em as I sees em.
Sheeny means "brite like tinfoil" inotherwords a phony. Schmuck is a cobined term and Dick is just one of the accepted meanings is a detestable fellow (That's Yinglish).
You might not be aware of the collective opinion of many Jews, but as I've read on the subject of Jews that convert to Christianity, they are often thought of by the Jewish community as VERY AMBITIOUS JEWS. No criticism from the standpoint of leaving the tribe, just looking upon them as hungry for a success that is not available as a Jew in a Gentile society.
As far as the desire to end the "torturing" in a pogrom (no torturing, just vandalism, theft and violence), in my opinion, that may be an interpretation of some other reality. Meaning, if one was tired of being the deferential/timid Jew in Europe, relief was as near as the closest Church. However, calling someone an ephithet reflecting comtempt for Jews, just means, in my opinion, that that term is still alive in the hinterlands you inhabit, since contempt for Jews and Jewishness is still alive in the hinterlands. In NYC people just say "Jew" and it connotes one that has all the negative stereotypes that one believes exists amongst Jews. The "sheeny" term is just considered too low class, in my opinion. However, using it might keep the real estate market quite Gentile, but it could dissuade any professionals from staying in the community, after one's child heard the epithet at school. It might just be biting one's nose to spite one's face? And, other professionals, also not of Christian European stock may find the hinterlands too backwards for them and their families. But you know best, what is good for the hinterlands, I'd guess.
From a psychological standpoint, do you think that using that epithet somehow proves your loyalty to a Gentile identity? You might be identifying with the wrong group of Gentiles, since Protestant America finds Jews a useful resource, and discarded that epithet, especially after 1948, so, in my opinion, there would not be a brain drain to Israel. And, Catholic America, in my opinion again, still looks contemptuously towards Jews, if not hostile as a competing community in a Protestant America, thus the survival of archaic epithets. By the way, when people know of your ancestors and your educational accomplishments, don't you think someone thought that "Jewish DNA" had something to do with it?
Have a nice Passover.