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Henry Louis Gates does not speak for the Black elite

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Submitted by Michael Dyson (United States), Dec 11, 2014 at 12:08

Mainstream African American Scholars do not consider Henry Louis Gates a friend to Black people. Over his career he has demonstrated an easy willingness to attack Blacks fighting for liberation and reclaiming their history. Yet he has no words for white supremacist groups who flood the internet with anti-Semetic language and threats. If the Jewish people have done so much for Blacks, let them state their record.

However, I, like other "elite Black scholars" denounce what "Skip" Gates has written. Read Dr. John Henrik Clarke's work and denounciation of Dr. Gates article. He correctly outlines the Black elites "issues" with the "European Jews." If you do not read him, do not proport to know what "we" the "Black Nationalists" think about the Jews.

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