The power of whiteness: RT @hope_and_chains: My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work.
— Touré (@Toure) May 23, 2014
The tweet drew a torrent of backlash, not only from the person to whom it was directed, but also from scores of people of Twitter who began sending Touré horrific Holocaust photos in response.
Today, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which bills itself as “a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations” has weighed in on the matter.
“It’s obviously absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism. It’s reverse-racism basically,” Efraim Zuroff, Israel office director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement to TheBlaze. “There is no question that part of the anti-Semitism that we see has its roots in the form of jealousy. This is a perfect example: ‘Jews made it because they’re white and Jews.'”
Thus far, Touré has declined to comment further on what exactly he intended to communicate with his tweet.
[Photo via MSNBC]
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