Charles Barkley on anti-Semitic comments by Cube, Jackson, Jackson, Cannon, etc: “I don’t understand how insulting another group helps our cause…I’m so disappointed in these men…I don’t understand how you beat hatred with more hatred.”
Charles Barkley calls out Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitism: ‘I don’t understand how you beat hatred with more hatred’
The Blaze, July 18, 2020:
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Anti-Semitism in Black Lives Matter Movement
NBA Hall of Famer says the ‘shocking lack of massive indignation’ over anti-Semitic outbursts by Black personalities like Ice Cube and others ‘perpetuates racism.’
By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel
One of the greatest basketball players of all time has given an insightful and eloquent warning that the lack of attention to anti-Semitism is helping to perpetuate racism in America.
Los Angeles Lakers all-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and wrote a stern warning this week that there was an alarming connection between hatred of Jews on social media and Black Lives Matter.
“Anti-Semitic tweets and posts from sports and entertainment celebrities are a very troubling omen for the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, but so too is the shocking lack of massive indignation,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote.
The six-time NBA champion said he was shocked at the lack of response from people in Hollywood and the sports world who should have been highly aware of the hate comments and reacted as vociferously as they would other forms of racism.
“We expected more passionate public outrage. What we got was a shrug of meh-rage,” he wrote
Abdul-Jabbar even has a new term for the apathy shown towards anti-Semitism: the Apatholypse – apathy to all forms of social justice.
“After all, if it’s OK to discriminate against one group of people by hauling out cultural stereotypes without much pushback, it must be OK to do the same to others. Illogic begets illogic,” he said.
The icon of excellence in basketball said recent anti-Semitic posts by rapper Ice Cube and NFL player DeSean Jackson should have been “laughed at by anyone with a middle-school grasp of reason,” but he was alarmed when former NBA player Stephen Jackson agreed with DeSean Jackson.
Abdul-Jabbar slammed Stephen Jackson for his support for the “anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan,” leader of the Nation of Islam.
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