MSNBC host Toure is under fire for a tweet that human rights activists called anti-Semitic and a desecration of the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.
Responding to a Twitter user who recounted his family’s survival from concentration camps and immigration to the United States, Toure responded: “The power of whiteness.”
The remark sparked torrents of angry comments on Twitter and led the Simon Wiesenthal Center to accuse Toure of “reverse-racism” and “disgusting anti-Semitism.”
“It’s obviously absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism. It’s reverse-racism basically,” Efraim Zuroff, Israel office director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center told the Blaze.
“There is no question that part of the anti-Semitism that we see has its roots in the form of jealousy. This is a perfect example: ‘Jews made it because they’re white and Jews,’” Zuroff said.
Both Toure and MSNBC have yet to respond to the controversy.