MSNBC Host Touré Ascribes Holocaust Survival To ‘The Power of Whiteness’

toureMSNBC host Touré Neblett suggested on Saturday that those who survived the Holocaust were privileged for being white.

Earlier this week, Touré drew some strong reactions on Twitter by urging his followers to read an in-depth piece in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates that makes “The Case for Reparations.” In the essay, Coates explains why he once opposed the paying of reparations to African-Americans for slavery, but has “evolved” his thinking.

“@Toure My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work,” one blogger, @hope_and_chains, responded to several tweets by the TV host.

At this point, Touré responded with the following tweet:

 

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