Ye, Jews, and Black Hebrew Israelites

This is the October 9 Tweet discussed during October 12 “Conversations Toward Repair” and widely across many news and commentary platforms for weeks. There is a alt-text for anyone who needs that, but I’m not further fueling furor by repeating its words, which are widely available elsewhere.

Tweet screen shot, Ye: I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going to go DEATH CON 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone who opposes your agenda

Also discussed on the show were the prevalence of Tweets, recent and not, referencing “Black antisemitism.”

Tweets using the expression "Black antisemitism"

Responses from Dr. Mia Brett on October 9 on Twitter:

Please don’t discuss Kanye’s antisemitism as if it’s particularly common among Black poeple. He expressed antisemitism common among conservative white supremacists.

Black Hebrew Israelites are also conservative reactionaries influenced by white supremacy with minimal support in the Black community. Again Kanye West’s antisemitism is not widely supported in the Black community. Treating it as a “Black issue” is dangerous and racist.

Image of Tweet as quoted in full in post