Why Did Blacks Turn on Jews?

Anti-Semitic gutter talk of the sort favored in the precincts of the Nation of Islam has by now become routine in many places: from certain pulpits, for example; in mosques, to be sure; during prayer meetings in jails and prisons; and perhaps most significantly, in not a few black-studies classrooms on not a few college campuses across the land.

Nor is black anti-Semitism anything new. On the contrary, it has for at least a quarter-century been hanging like a lengthening shadow over black intellectual and political life -- not quite so unabashedly ugly as now, perhaps, or so crudely inventive in...

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