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Too bad, yourwisdom and reasoning will not be read by those who are pro-Palestinian as it does not fit their agenda. Their only reasoning is the more melanin you have, the more virtuous you are.

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So Coates thinks Gaza and the West Bank are like Chicago? I'm from Chicago, and there are some really blighted neighborhoods on the south and west sides where 3-5 people are shot and killed every weekend, where squad cars crawl everywhere, where the only stores pretty much suck, where train stops are non-existent, where the roads are so full of potholes they're undriveable, and where menacing dudes hang out in the parks after dark. And funny - nobody from these neighborhoods has ever mobilized a coordinated attack of the "nice" neighborhoods in order to wantonly murder people at a dance club, to take babies and grandparents as hostages, to rape women to death and mutilate them afterwards, to torture children in front of their parents, or to hack people's heads off with garden tools. Maybe Coates can explain.

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Jews have always been oppressed throughout history. And they never oppressed other peoples (no matter what the pseudo-Israeli pseudo professors Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, Benny Morris and others say). Only the existence of Israel made it possible for the Jews not to be oppressed. But this does not suit modern leftists, right-wing nationalists, Islamists and many other movements whose names I am confused about.

They come up with a new story, attribute to Israel something that it is not and tell terrible tales about it.

All this became possible after ignorance triumphed.

Words such as apartheid and racism do not apply to Israel at all, but are used in academic circles, politics and the media.

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I've been listening to Coleman for several years now, but this is the first time I think I've read him, and it was outstanding. His take-down of the Israel-as-apartheid state was masterful.

Because it was not the primary focus of the article, I don't think it was a huge issue, but I do think that Coleman's description of the emigration of Black Americans to Liberia (including the various colonies that would later merge into Liberia) might strike the informed mind as a bit . . . off. Technically, all the Black people leaving the US for Liberia were "volunteers", but many of them only volunteered because it was their only route to emancipation.

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Great piece! Thank you and F.P. for your lucid column. Instead of engaging those who embrace a baseless and emotional defense of Hamas/Palestine, I will simply forward this article.

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Please get this excellent article to more Black people. Maybe it will help if they are really interested in the truth more than they are in Jew hatred.

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Apartheid exists everywhere in the Middle East EXCEPT Israel (half of Israel is not white). Genocide exists everywhere EXCEPT Israel. It is the technique of the big lie. Surveys show that 80-90% of "Palestinians" support terror and the destruction of Israel. They also hate every other country! This explains everything! Why they are obsessed with killing Jews and why no Muslim country will let them in (potential terrorists there too). Their hatred is pathological, irrational, and ingrained from an early age. It has led to economic disaster, death and destruction, but still they persist.

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Mr. Hughes, thank you so much for writing this. It seems that anyone who really took time to educate themselves on the entirety of the history and context would be able to agree with this beautifully delivered information. The fact that that is the exception rather than the rule is terrifying and causing real true harm to many innocent people. Again, thank you.

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@coleman have you read/listened to The Martyrmade Podcast? Maybe it’s wrong but I find it hard to believe someone fabricate all of that information. IF it is accurate or even semi accurate it paints a different picture than what it seems you see.

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Coates. Utterly morally bankrupt. As punishment he should be forced to watch the October 7 video.

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Nothing like bringing history into the conversation to make a point. I really appreciate that.

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I got here by accident when I was reading comments to Coleman Hughes’ piece. I didn’t know you had a Substack link, Earl! Perfect!

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More balanced brilliance from Coleman.

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I've been following your writing and thus is the first time I've commented

It's not race, it's tribe

And now that we're a mixed race society, putting all the race eggs in individual identity baskets just can't work, not that it won't

It's not humanly possible

I've put serious thought and research and have attempted to put forth a perspective on this from my point of view

https://riclexel.substack.com/p/you-aint-black?r=bcx26&utm_medium=email

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Ta-Nehisi Coates? A shameful racist. Banish him.

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Looks a lot like Marxist intersectionality propaganda riding on the backs of any emotional outrage it can muster.

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