Disclaimer : I do not blame all Jewish people for the role a segment of the Jewish community played in the genocide of Black people, the same way I do not blame all White people. This article does NOT support violence towards any race or religion.
“This doesn’t mean that we are anti-Jews or anti-Semitic — we’re anti-exploitation.”
- Malcolm X
Kanye West stated that Jewish businessmen have exploited him for years and that he was fed up. I don’t know the details, but when a Black person calls out racism. I believe them. Why? Because of history. Many people, including myself, have been unaware that Jewish people played a major role in the genocide of Black people for centuries. Kanye’s statement that Jewish people have historically controlled the “Black voice” is right. Before I prove how that statement was right, I will first shed on light on how a segment of the Jewish community:
- Participated in The Atlantic Slave Trade and enslavement of Black people. (Jewish households were disproportionately more likely to own slaves than white non-Jewish households)
- Were one the main oppressors of the Black community during Jim Crow (And Helped Sabotage the Civil Rights Movement)
- Used Their Control of the Media to Push Anti-Black Propaganda and negative stereotypes about Black people.
- Sabotaged efforts to end gun violence in the Black community.
- Controlled the “Black Voice”
I. Jewish involvement in the Atlantic Slave Trade/Slavery
Jewish historian, Dr. Harold Brackman, of the Wiesenthal Center, stated in the Encyclopedia of American Jewish History :“Jews were about twice as likely to be slave owners as the average white Southerner.”
The Jewish historian Jacob Rader Marcus wrote in his book United States Jewry 1776–1985:
He stated that “In 1820, 75 percent of Jewish families in Charleston, South Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia owned slaves.”
“ In 1820 ,almost 40 percent of all Jewish households owned slaves in the United States.”