New York Public Library Hosts Tribute to Anti-Semitic and Homophobic 9/11 Truther


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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.

Maybe President Marx of the New York Public Library has some answers. president@nypl.org

  • El Desdichado

    God help us, Imamu – stop playing the fool
    as you babble unhinged in your kente hat.
    Bebopping Mao is so very uncool -
    what up wit dat ?

    Flirtations with Castro (Fidel to the faithful)
    and free Cuba Libres imbibed with the Beats
    inflamed discontent when your verses turned wrathful
    in the streets.

    full poem here:

    http://connecthook.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/lines-for-leroi-jones-the-imamu/

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    leroi jones likes hitler?

    Okay. leroi can tell hitler personally since they are both in H E L L.

  • jakespoon

    Why do lefties always embrace the stupidest people as icons? His poetry is worse than Maya Angelou’s. Nobody on the left has the stones to call it what it is …doggerel.

    • BS77

      I will bet anything there is not one person in New Joisy who can recall one line of his “poetry”…not even the person (s) in the New Jersey government responsible for dignifying this garbage.

    • glpage

      Because the vast majority of lefties aren’t nearly as smart as they think they are.

  • nopeacenow

    If Baraka had been white, he would have been dismissed as a crank anti-Semite. But he was black and a hero to some blacks and therefore cannot be denounced for his views. Especially by “liberals”. “Black is beautiful” no matter how disgusting.

  • concerned and vigilant

    Israel did help facilitate the attacks on 9/11. But this guy might as well reveal more details backing up his claims. He didn’t mention the fact that the FBI detained more than 150 Israelis in connection with the 9/11 terror investigation.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      troofer MORON,

      If 7 or so of the identified hijackers are ALIVE, where are they? Wouldn’t that be a great way to prove your idiotic case?

      Wouldn’t they be on al jazeera, pravda, cnn, bsnbc? OBL made several videos but NONE the “alive” hijackers made even one.

      Ask your troofer guru to wipe the drool off your chin.

  • jubileeshine

    Baraka renounced anti-Semitism and homophobia loooong ago. Although he righteously continued to oppose white supremacy, imperialism and Zionism, to the chagrin of their proponents.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      No he didn’t. That’s why he got bounced at Poet Laureate of New Jersey.

      • jubileeshine

        “… to the chagrin of their proponents.” speak of the devil…
        plus Amiri wasn’t bounced. illiterate nj govt eliminated the poet laureate position.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          They eliminated it to get rid of a nasty bigot.

          At one point, Baraka tried to disavow his bigotry in the Village Voice, but then he went right back to it as a dog to its vomit.

          • jubileeshine

            you’re entitled to your backward opinion.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Your leroi jones is now the Poet Laureate of H E L L.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            If racism and anti-semitism are progressive, I’ll cheerfully be backward.

          • jubileeshine

            amiri was neither.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Wow! That was a convincing counter argument. /sarc

          • Daniel Greenfield

            The people who were the victims of his bigotry disagree.

  • concerned and vigilant

    So they deleted my post…. wonder why?? What I said was all truth

    Man you are a piece of trash though, bless your heart.