The March march has reportedly cut ties with three of its founding members, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Mari Lynn "Bob" Bland, who were rightly accused of anti-Semitism and division. But their substitutions are not much better.
Bland, Mallory and Sarsour resigned from the women's march in July 1945, according to Washington Post and were replaced by 16 new board members, including three Jewish women, a transgender woman. and an Indian tribal leader.
Perhaps the board believes that diversity will help repair the burnt bridges of Mallory, Sarsour and Bland, but a quick look at earlier comments from the new leadership in March shows that the march of women still has a long way to go Has.
The march of women has long been accused of anti-Semitism, and for good reason. Here are some examples:
- Bland once shared a post alleging that the "American Jewish Establishment" was responsible for the March 1
- Mallory often praised Louis Farrakhan, a perilous man who regularly compares Jews to "termites" and calls them "his enemy." She even attended one of the Farrakhan events in February 2018, calling Jews "satanic." According to Mallory, Farrakhan is "the greatest of all times because of what he has done in black communities."
- Sarsour was also a friend of Farrakhan and a staunch supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which seeks to undermine Israel's government by repressing its economy. In 2017, Sarsour called for "jihad" against President Trump.
Without giving concrete examples, such as those listed above, the women's march admitted its earlier "mistakes and missteps" under former leadership. But do they really understand where they went wrong? It does not seem like that, because they have replaced Sarsour with someone like them:
"Apartheid Israel kills children as a hobby," Billoo wrote in 2012 on Twitter. And in 2015, she wrote: "I am more afraid of racist Zionists supporting apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill youth recruited by the #FBI for accession to IS.
What about Samia Assed? She joins Billoo as a new board member and has questioned Israel's right to exist several times . "Do you believe in how Israel now exists?" Wrote Assed on Twitter less than six months ago . "I will say no to you. To date, Israel has never declared its (sic) borders and continues to occupy land and denies the Palestinian human rights. "
Let's not forget Charlene Carruthers, another new board member who is an outspoken fan of Farrakhan.
There are two things: Either the women's march has stopped completely checking its leadership, or it does not bother him to engage in anti-Semitism. Given that the board used years to oust Sarsour, Bland, and Mallory, it is safe to assume that the women's march plays no role.
So why displace them at all? Because the women's march knew that he could not survive with them on board. The group has experienced a major credibility crisis in recent years, even among the left. Several prominent left-wing activist groups cut their ties with March, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, and the Human Rights Campaign. This is a sinking ship, and everyone knows it.
The women's march assumed that he could save his reputation by getting rid of "the problem". But Sarsour, Mallory and Bland are not the problem. their inveterate anti-Semitism is.