Here’s Rep. Jamaal Bowman doing an interview with Al Sharpton. Here is the anti-Israel Squad member explaining that black people can’t be antisemitic.
Bowman, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told NBC News. “I’m a black man in America — how the hell can I be antisemitic toward anybody else? I know what it is to suffer and be oppressed and be threatened and killed because of who you are.”
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan could not be reached for comment.
Set aside the horrifying racism that Bowman experienced… growing up in Harlem. And then the constant white racist threats to his life that he experienced as a teacher… in the Bronx.
The fallacy here is that being a supposed member of an oppressed group means that you’re somehow incapable of being prejudiced or hostile to any other group. This is something that common sense and even the most casual anecdotal experience says isn’t so, yet the entire identity politics coalition is based on the idea that only privileged white people can be bigots.
The identity politics Left claims that only powerful and privileged people can be bigots. Rep. Bowman is obviously a member of the oppressed congressional proliteriat and so he can’t be oppressed.