Being that we have an open racist in the White House, some people are trying to reach for equivalences to justify Trump’s shenanigans. The latest focus has been Minister Louis Farrakhan.
An opinion piece from The New York Post went viral demanding that “the left” denounce Farrakhan, but the writer failed to realize 85-year-old Farrakhan is not left or Democrat. For proof, 3 years ago he said, “We’re not Democrats. We’re not Republicans. This is the justice party! Come out of those parties that won’t give you justice! Set up our own candidates, run them in the cities, take down the weak bloodsuckers of the poor and cast them out and set up people that will fight for justice!”
Twitter clearly had some reactions. See below.
Twitter Reacts To Mainstream Media Saying Farrakhan Is ‘On The Left’ was originally published on newsone.com
When people intimate that Farrakhan is left or a Democrat or whatever it is only because they stutter when they say black.— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) November 3, 2018
make no mistake: farrakhan is a racist, anti-semitic demagogue whose hate is an especially direct threat to Jewish and LGBT people within communities where he still has influence.— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) November 3, 2018
i’m just not sure it’s useful to place him on “the left,” and i don’t quite know the basis for it
Ya know, there are plenty of black folks (including black Jews) who call out Farrakhan on his anti-Semitism all the time. Maybe if folks read them and published writers who have more range folks would not write such incomplete and misleading columns. https://t.co/EhN6569NVq— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@Russian_Starr) November 2, 2018
Us: Why NYT keep profiling racist Trump supporters?— Veronica McDonald🗣 (@Purify_toast17) November 3, 2018
Maggie Haberman: BUT WHAT ABOUT FARRAKHAN?
Us: what about him? Who’s even thinking about Farrakhan?
MH: I ain’t say it, I just tweeted it. It’s not ME saying it!
Us: You Tried It!!!
Farrakhan does not represent the left. Trump is president. This is a false equivalency. https://t.co/3ikwde7QYb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2018
Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism is despicable & should not be condoned.— Miranda Yaver, PhD (@mirandayaver) November 3, 2018
But he isn’t an elected official. He doesn’t represent the left/Democrats.
It’s 4 days from the midterm elections. It would be nice if we could spend these 4 days not lazily resorting to false equivalence. https://t.co/IZLaaMnTTz