Black Nationalist: ‘A Black Person Voting for Hillary Clinton Is Like a Jew Voting for Adolf Hitler’
After self-described black nationalist Shakem Amenhotep Akhet compared the Clintons to Adolf Hitler, The Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton offered a word of caution and a lesson in media optics.
“That probably would get picked up on a few websites,” Chariton said, “but let me tell you what’s going to happen after that.” He continued:
If that got picked up and Bill O’Reilly on Fox News saw that, they’re gonna put on TV some loudmouth black guy with a big necklace and, you know, very boisterous clothes, trying to create a race war. I think that’s the media prism your dealing with, the right-wing media and even some left-wing media that make you the bogeyman.
The video interview, which you can view above courtesy of The Young Turks, begins:
Akhet: A black person voting for Hillary Clinton is like a Jew voting for Adolf Hitler. I’m gonna tell you why. We know that under the Clinton regime that he instituted the ‘Three Strikes’ policy, and actually increased the amount of black men in prison, black men and women in the prison system, where you have blacks getting caught with a gram of crack cocaine, and getting a life sentence.
Chariton: Do you think it’s a little strong to compare her — or Bill — to Hitler? I mean, I’m a Jew, so rounding them up, sending them to gas chambers, I think, is a little different than mass incarceration. I’m not condoning mass incarceration, especially for weed and crack cocaine. Bill Clinton didn’t put them into gas chambers. So I don’t think it’s a fair comparison. I’m not saying black people being jailed isn’t taking their lives. I’m just saying, one is genocide, one’s imprisonment.
Akhet: Okay, it’s the same thing, right? And I’m gonna tell you why. Anytime you take an 18, a 19-year-old man, a boy, you take away his life and you give him a life sentence, that’s genocide. You’re killing him. You are cutting him off from society. […] You are leaving children. You are not only affecting this man, but you are affecting everybody around him.
As the interview concluded, Akhet said that the media would misconstrue his remarks because the white male establishment feared the very idea of blacks coming into power, because, he said, they believe that “if we get in power, we’re gonna do the same thing to them that they did to us,” a notion he said was patently false. “Our people, we’ve always been a loving people,” he added.
“I just want to see my people do better and have a better future for themselves,” he concluded.
Watch above, via The Young Turks.
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