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MSNBC’s Touré Chalks Up Holocaust Survival to ‘The Power of Whiteness’


Earlier this week, MSNBC’s Touré drew some strong reactions on Twitter by advocating that his followers read an in-depth piece in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates that makes “The Case for Reparations.” In the essay, Coates explains why he once opposed the paying of reparations to African-Americans for slavery, but has “evolved” his thinking.

Touré tweeted:

One Twitter user, who blogs on the website datsracis.com, began responding to Touré:

At this point, Touré decided to respond:

Unsurprisingly, this only seemed to inflame the user more:

Touré has apparently resisted the urge to engage with the user further, but since his initial comment he has been receiving a barrage of angry tweets, complete with horrifying imagery from the Holocaust. In the end, this is just one more reason why it’s often best to keep some thoughts to yourself.

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