MSDNC’s @Toure takes heat for “power of whiteness” remarks about Holocaust survivors

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MSDNC’s Touré.

Toure is no stranger to controversy – especially on issues like abortion and race, but this time he stooped to even lower lows (hat tip):

Late last week, MSNBC host Touré responded to a Twitter user who compared his family’s survival of the Holocaust to African-American’s survival of slavery with this message:


The Simon Wiesenthal Center addressed Touré’s ignorance and bigotry today:

“It’s obviously absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism. It’s reverse-racism basically,” Efraim Zuroff, Israel office director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement to TheBlaze. “There is no question that part of the anti-Semitism that we see has its roots in the form of jealousy. This is a perfect example: ‘Jews made it because they’re white and Jews.’”

To the Tourés of the world, everything revolves around race – including whether or not you were ‘powerful’ enough as a ‘white person’ to survive, escape, and prosper during and after the Holocaust.

He hasn’t yet addressed the massive backlash surrounding what he said. His “The Cycle” show airs at 3 pm ET weekdays on MSNBC, so perhaps he’ll have a response at the next airing. Stay tuned.

3 thoughts on “MSDNC’s @Toure takes heat for “power of whiteness” remarks about Holocaust survivors

  1. I’m not easily offended, but that has to be one of the most offensive things I’ve read in years. I wonder how the survivors of Buchenwald would react to being told they benefited from “White privilege?”

    What a stupid, moronic jackass he is.

  2. What is it with this crowd at BSDNC? If they want to be old-fashioned racists the least they could do is formulate a consistent approach. Melissa Harris-Perry referring to Romney’s adopted grandchild as being a “thing” different from the others in the family portrait was bad enough. But now they want to declare open season on the Jews who knew a level of persecution for which loud-mouthed bigots like Toure should be on their knees and saying a prayer of thanks that they never experienced such.

    It gives the appearance they were born with a silver foot in their mouths.

  3. Toure – Take your apology and shove it up yours buddy. Your left wing communist crap is not wanted any more. GO TO HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For you lefty nutbags…my father in law lost most all of his family to your idea of white privilege…the holocaust…SO JUST PISS OFFF ALL OF YOU COMMUNIST OBAMALOVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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