The 15th Anniversary of the New Black Panther Party’s (NBPP) Million Youth March rally in Harlem on September 7 featured public figures as well of its usual brand of racism and anti-Semitism.
In publicly available videos of the weekend’s events, NBPP National Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz used at least one anti-Semitic slur and singled out supposedly Jewish-owned stores for a boycott. In typical Shabazz fashion, he stated, “If I had it my way, we would blackout and boycott every bloodsucker on 125th Street and start with these so-called Jewish owned diamond stores.” He then went into a call-and-response with the audience where he called out repeatedly, “Shut ‘em down!”
Shabazz also spoke out against integration (saying he doesn’t want to see Black and white youth holding hands), stop-and-frisk, gentrification in Harlem, sexual abuse within the Black community, and the George Zimmerman verdict, engaging in another call-and-response with the audience, in which he asked what Zimmerman’s sentence should have been, and the audience responded over and over: “Death!”
In an unannounced appearance, NYC Comptroller and then mayoral candidate John Liu was welcomed to the NBPP’s stage where he did not object to being introduced as a “supporter of the Million Youth March.” Liu told the audience that it was “great” to see so many in attendance and that it “means a lot.”
While it is not clear if Liu was aware of the NBPP’s history of egregiously anti-Jewish rhetoric and calls for violence against white people, the LGBT community, law enforcement, and other groups, Liu concluded his stump speech with more praise for the movement.…
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