Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism

Farah Stockman, www.nytimes.com:

Within days of Donald J. Trump’s election, a diverse group of women united by their concern about the incoming administration gathered at a restaurant in New York to plan a protest march in Washington. They had seen the idea floating on Facebook and wanted to turn it into a reality.

The unity did not last long. Vanessa Wruble, a Brooklyn-based activist, said she told the group that her Jewish heritage inspired her to try to help repair the world. But she said the conversation took a turn when Tamika Mallory, a black gun control activist, and Carmen Perez, a Latina criminal justice reform activist, replied that Jews needed to confront their own role in racism.

I’m skeptical. The Women’s March denounces anti-Semitism several times on its home page. Bigots don’t denounce bigotry. www.womensmarch.com

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