The Rift Between Blacks and Jews

When Louis Farrakhan's aide Khallid Abdul Muhammad spoke to students at Kean College in New Jersey, he blamed the Holocaust on its victims and attacked Jews for "sucking our blood in the black community." It was not only the November speech but the reaction to it from Jewish and black leaders that set off charges of complicity and double standards. TIME asked six leading writers and scholars to comment on Farrakhan, his message and the strained relationship between blacks and Jews.

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