The Los Angeles Times published an opinion column by Robin Abcarian on Friday asking the question: "Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women?"
Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions https://t.co/VVUPyU1Tjm— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@L.A. Times: L.A. Now)1546600054.0
Her answer? "Maybe so."
While discussing the connections between some Women's March leaders and unabashed anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, Abcarian explained her contradictory feelings about both Farrakhan and the Women's March as an organization:
"Personally, I find Farrakhan's world view vile. Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity."
And now for the Trump connection. While conceding that her view on the matter could be considered hypocritical, she points to Trump supporters as a way of justifying it:
"If that is hypocrisy, there is plenty to go around. How about all those Trump admirers who overlook his constant and casual expressions of racism, or his more pointedly racist call to execute five young men of color — later exonerated in the rape and beating of a Central Park jogger — whom he described in four full-page newspaper ads as "roving bands of wild criminals?'"
Let the ratio party begin.
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