Kanye West Says ‘Black People Don’t Have Connections’ Like Jews- ADL & Michael Lichtenstein Condemn

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) denounced as “classic anti-Semitism” remarks by the rapper Kanye West, who in a radio interview last week attempted to explain President Obama’s inability to gain momentum on his policy priorities in Washington, D.C. with the outrageous statement that, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.

Mr. West reportedly made the statements during an interview on New York City’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station Power 105.1 FM.  According to reports, Mr. West remarked during the interview: “Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections.  Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.”

Michael Lichtenstein and many other Jewish communal leaders have also voiced concern regarding the rise of American Anti-Semitism.

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