MSNBC host Touré was slammed by a major Jewish group for suggesting Holocaust survivors benefitted from the “power of whiteness.”
“The Cycle” co-host reponded to another user on Twitter who said their family survived a Nazi concentration camp during World War II and migrated tot he U.S. with nothing, yet still made it work. Toure wrote: “The power of whiteness.” Oh my. A very flippant thing to tweet and he should have known there would be some backlash.
Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center told the Blaze, Touré comment “absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism. It’s reverse-racism basically.”
He added, “There is no question that part of the anti-Semitism that we see has its roots in the form of jealousy.This is a perfect example: “Jews made it because they’re white and Jews.””
So far, Touré has been mum on exactly what he intended to communicate with his tweet. Um, I wonder what’s up with the “Hope and Chains” name? Or the meta-racist Dat’s Racis moniker and blog? It’s funny because never once did his family’s Holocaust past ever come up. Sounds like the work of a troll who managed to whip the right wing blogosphere up in a frenzy.
The power of whiteness: RT @hope_and_chains: My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work.
— Touré (@Toure) May 23, 2014