Thank you for sharing this letter. It really drives home the harmful effects of white supremacy to divide and further marginalize folks.
This is a ridiculous attempt to provide pseudo-intellectual cover to obvious Anti-Semitism and buffoonery. How many mental gymnastics were required to get from the Tuskegee Experiment to a belief in a Lex Luthor type scheme? And to suggest his crime was a failure to properly check his footnotes?!
Funny. One could have asked the same of Mr. White.
This is really important, even though for some of us there's not a lot new here. Racism and anti-Semitism have been with us forever. For American Jews of a certain age, we've been here before, too. This is hardly the first eruption of an African-American leader spouting some crazy, dangerous anti-Semitic nonsense. This is really just another chapter in a difficult 50-year conversation that took off after the King assassination and hte New York teachers' strike in 1968. But this is so damn eloquent and powerful. It's inspiring to read these two women striving to create bridges between communities that are so often so far apart. There are lessons here even for the most jaded who think we've seen it all before. This dialogue should be required reading, for all.
Will you be revising and extending your remarks after Trayon demonstrated complete lack of decency or respect at the holocaust museum yesterday? I hope that you do. Its ok to admit you were both wrong to jump to this guy's defense. He is unfit to serve on the city council. This is now far beyond a "mistake in judgement" as you wrote.