Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others”

Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
July 14, 2020

Recent incidents of anti-Semitic tweets and posts from sports and entertainment celebrities are a very troubling omen for the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, but so too is the shocking lack of massive indignation. Given the New Woke-fulness in Hollywood and the sports world, we expected more passionate public outrage. What we got was a shrug of meh-rage. When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular culture, meh-rage in the face of sustained prejudice is an indisputable sign of the coming Apatholypse: apathy to all forms of social justice. After all, if it’s OK to discriminate against one group of people by hauling out cultural stereotypes without much pushback, it must be OK to do the same to others. Illogic begets illogic. READ MORE

FEDERALIST Why ViacomCBS Ignored Nick Cannon’s Remarks About White People’s ‘Genetic Inferiority’ Nick Cannon’s comments about whites being ‘genetically inferior’ and ‘closer to animals’ than blacks would have been front-page news if they had been uttered by a white person about blacks.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Nick Cannon apologizes for ‘hurtful’ anti-Semitic comments “I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth,” Cannon said in a series of tweets addressing his remarks on a podcast that was released last month.

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