Yesterday we posted about a racist Facebook update and Tweet by “liberal” Jewish blogger Richard Silverstein, which were posted in response to his ‘outrage’ at seeing a pro-Israel op-ed at Times of Israel by an African-American Zionist named Chloe Valdary.
They finally did it: found a Negro Zionist: Uncle Tom is dancin’ for joy! http://t.co/O6Yx2WvOal ^rs
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) February 22, 2014
He’s been roundly criticized ever since on Twitter, and many have asked that he do the decent thing and apologize.
Instead, he actually defended his shameful racial slur in a recent Tweet:
@lukobe Thinking the term “Negro” or “Uncle Tom” is racist is just plain dumb. It betrays yr own right-wing political prejudices.
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) February 23, 2014
Priceless: He’s not the racist for using such pejoratives to characterize a young, black Zionist, but his accusers are betraying their own “right-wing political prejudices”.
His decision to double-down in the face of such criticism shouldn’t surprise anyone, as the white liberal privilege possessed by Silverstein and his ilk means never having to apologize for even the most incendiary and cruel racist invectives – especially if the target is a Zionist.
- Richard Silverstein accuses African-American Zionist of being a Negro Uncle Tom (cifwatch.com)
- The ugly, repugnant attack on a pro-Israel black American student (legalinsurrection.com)
- Revealed: How Richard Silverstein was duped again by a phony “source” (cifwatch.com)
- Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet (legalinsurrection.com)