A New York Times op-ed is being ripped on social media for its positive portrayal of Louis Farrakhan, with the writer accused of failing to mention Farrakhan’s long record of anti-Semitic comments.
“Just over 25 years ago, Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, realized he needed help in his quixotic quest to summon a million Black men to the National Mall,” begins the Saturday piece by Natalie Hopkinson, an associate professor in Howard University’s Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies.
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“Amid critiques that the Million Man March was exclusionary and sexist, [Farrakhan] took the advice of the women. They then rolled up their sleeves and supported the effort,” it reads at another point.
Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitism is never mentioned in the piece, drawing howls on social media, including from former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss.
Read more at The Hill.