Editor’s note: In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Forward is resurfacing some of our recent coverage related to the Black-Jewish experience and racial justice. This article originally appeared in July, 2020.
When Rabbi Abraham Cooper finished watching the now-infamous YouTube video in which multi-hyphenate entertainer Nick Cannon spouts a mouthful of anti-Semitic stereotypes and conspiracy theories, he was outraged.
“It’s a crazy world, so people are looking for a worldview that will get them through it.”
The family of the man accused of stabbing five Hasidic Jews at a Hanukkah party in Monsey blame his alleged actions on mental illness.
David Anderson also believed Jews controlled the police and were therefore responsible for law enforcement shootings of black people.
One neighbor said that after Francine Graham met David Anderson in 2017, she underwent a “Jekyll and Hyde” transformation.
“They view Jews as false worshippers of God, as liars. They think that black Jews are the true chosen people and are racially superior.”
Most Hebrew Israelites are not violent, but there are sects connected to black nationalist and anti-Semitic ideology.
Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop said the two suspects had “targeted” the store.
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