Demagogues: Brothers in Bigotry

Brothers in Bigotry

When Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan added a taint of anti-Semitism to Jesse Jackson's 1984 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, many black leaders seethed--but in silence. No longer. After Farrakhan laced a + speech in Los Angeles last month with racist remarks, Mayor Tom Bradley condemned the Black Muslim's "dangerous" anti-Semitism and said he and the minister were "poles apart." Before Farrakhan was to speak this week in Madison Square Garden, a coalition of the city's black and Jewish leaders denounced him. Said black City Clerk David Dinkins: "When (Farrakhan's) opinions express racial prejudice and bigotry, we cannot be...

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