It’s mistaken for Walker to think outrage at her endorsing a book that claims Jews egged Hitler into the Holocaust is about her opposition to Israel.
My analysis is: yikes.
It’s from a position of doubly-guaranteed safety that we are demanding that an oppressed people protect our feelings.
As we honor those who taught us, we must also challenge them when they stray from the path of fighting for justice.
Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple” (1982), has been sharing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories for at least five years.
It was foolish of Alice Walker to boycott an Israeli publisher because of the occupation. But it was also wrong University of Michigan to dump the ‘Color Purple’ author.
After being disinvited from a women’s center celebration, Alice Walker is being invited to speak at a public forum at the University of Michigan by the provost.
Alice Walker has been disinvited from an event at the University of Michigan. Now the proponent of boycotting Israel knows what it’s like to be shunned for her beliefs.
Israel’s consular general in New York accused novelist Alice Walker of urging artists to scapegoat Israel, following the publication of an open letter by Walker imploring singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel her concert there.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker have written open letters to R&B star Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her Tel Aviv concert.