The Left treats anti-Semitism very differently than it does racism.
A column like this about racism would never appear in a mainstream media publication like the LA Times. No one would be allowed to make the argument that it’s possible to hate black people and still make meaningful contributions to society. But that’s the drumbeat of arguments that the media keeps allowing to be made in defense of the Women’s March, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
This LA Times piece is only the latest example. “Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions,”
Personally, I find Farrakhan’s world view vile. Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity.
Life is full of contradictions. The LA Times however is full of double standards.
The same paper obsessively investigating Trump, was happy enough to cover up an Obama tape likely establishing anti-Semitic ties.
The media doesn’t describe white nationalist leaders as empowering their communities, yet it insists on defending black nationalist leaders in those terms. That’s not a recognition that life is complicated. That’s an agenda which whitewashes certain forms of racism and anti-Semitism.
Why do so unless you think that they have something of a point?