Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate


Violent attacks against Jews are on the rise in America, and some leaders are warning a new surge of anti semitism being expressed by celebrities could make that type of hate normal in America. The comments from rapper Kanye West, including his love for Adolf Hitler. An anti semitic film being promoted by the nets Kyrie Irving, and Donald Trump hosting a Holocaust denying white supremacist at Mar-a-Lago, are raising fears for some that the U.S. is returning to a darker place. We are prominent leaders spread conspiracy theories about Jewish people without impunity. The mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, Dan, says these are not idiots that no one's heard of. He says when influential mainstream cultural political and even sports icons normalize hate speech, everyone needs to be very concerned. The anti defamation league reports nearly 3000 cases of assault, harassment and vandalism against Jewish people last year. A 34% increase over the previous year, and the highest number in four decades. I'm Jackie Quinn

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