Four Reasons Why Many Anti-racists Are Anti-Semites

Comrade Morlock
2 min readJan 13, 2022
American Nazis visit the Nation of Islam, 1961

“Smart and super articulate, Minister Farrakhan is perhaps the best living example of a black man ready, willing and able to ‘tell it like it is’ regarding who is responsible for racism in this country.” —Derrick Bell, father of Critical Race Theory, praising Louis Farrakhan for blaming white people in general and Jews in particular

  1. Anti-racism and anti-semitism share the same logic: Blame all members of ethnic groups for the historical sins of rich members of those groups.
  2. Anti-racists target whiteness and European-American Jews are the wealthiest white Americans, so by identitarian logic, Jewish Americans are the worst white Americans. Because prejudice is not rational, anti-racists ignore the next richest white ethnic groups, Anglicans and Presbyterians.
  3. Some anti-racists have conservative Christian backgrounds in which they were taught to blame Jews.
  4. Some anti-racists have conservative Muslim backgrounds in which they were taught to blame Jews.

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Recommended: “Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White” by James Baldwin

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Comrade Morlock

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