|Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has dominated the |
endorsements game in the race to become the next
chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
That anecdote is buried in an otherwise complimentary profile of the congressman from Mother Jones. Ellison recently came under renewed scrutiny for his past defense of anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in the student paper, and for inviting Stokely Carmichael to give a campus speech in which he accused “Zionists” of collaborating with the Nazis.
One of the campus critics of Ellison (who then went by ‘Keith Hakim’) was an editor of the Minnesota Daily Michael Olenick. Olenick told Mother Jones that Ellison argued in their conversations that blacks and other oppressed groups “could not be racist toward Jews” because “Jews were themselves oppressors.”
“‘European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,'” Olenick said Ellison would tell him. “Keith would go on all the time about ‘Jewish...
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