It’s all right because it’s the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (and no, it’s not named after a Jewish donor, that would have been too much) and the anti-Semitic, racist homophobe in question was also the Poet Laureate of New Jersey… until the position had to be abolished to get rid of his hateful presence.
We’re talking about Amiri Baraka aka LeRoi Jones. The author of such timeless verses as “Youth ended, I shall try/My gain or loss thereby/Leave the fire ashes, what survives is gold.”
Oh sorry. That’s Robert Browning. This is Amiri Baraka. “I got the extermination blues, jew-boys. I got the Hitler syndrome figured.”
This is also Amiri Baraka. “The fag’s death they gave us on a cross… they give us to worship a dead jew and not ourselves.”
And also, “We are all beautiful (except white people, they are full of, and made of shit).”
And let’s not forget, “Come up, black dada / nihilismus. Rape the white girls. Rape / their fathers. Cut the mothers’ throats.”
Or, “Most American white men are trained to be fags.”
The New York Public Library, which has gotten rid of most of its books, has had a photo of two men kissing up on its website for a month in honor of some gay rights event. How exactly does it reconcile that with its tribute to Amiri Baraka?
Here is how the New York Public Library chose to sum up the career of a man whose rantings were virtually indistinguishable from a YouTube troll’s.
“Amiri Baraka’s writing career spans over nearly 50 years and has mostly focused on the subjects of black liberation and white racism.”
And Adolf Hitler was a politician whose was engaged in urban renewal and international negotiations.
Oh and let’s not forget that Amiri Baraka was a 9/11 Truther who claimed the Jews were behind September 11. Maybe it’s time to take a good look at what’s wrong with the New York Public Library.