My introduction to Tamika Mallory, the other half of the Jew-hating duo who most prominently co-head the “Women’s March,” came when she rabidly attacked the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for supposedly being racist against “Black and Brown people.” That lie projected this Jew-hater of the Left overnight among the nation’s foremost bigots.
Ironically, within the American Jewish community a fierce debate has been raging over the ADL’s abandonment of its historic mission, dating back to the 1915 Leo Frank lynching, to counter all forms of bigotry, with a particular focus on anti-Semitism. In recent years, since ADL hired an Obama White House insider to run the organization, the group has become associated increasingly with the Democrat Left and has focused inordinately on attacking President Trump and his Administration.
Nevertheless, despite her own Left ideology that she unwittingly shares with the ADL, Tamika Mallory, like obsessive anti-Semites of all ages along the spectrum ranging from Stalin’s Communism to Hitler’s Nazism, has no place for Jews. To understand how the co-head of the Women’s March could have risen to such a role despite her intensive bigotry against Jews and her secondary animus against White women in general, all alongside another such bigot and hater, it is valuable to regard Mallory’s lifelong tutelage under her two defining but hate-filled inspirations: Al Sharpton of the 1990s and Louis Farrakhan.
It was startling when, utterly unprovoked, the Jew-hating Mallory maliciously targeted the ADL as racist. Her attack came when ADL engaged with Starbucks, alongside the NAACP and others, after a barista in Philadelphia refused two African American men the right to use a Starbucks lavatory when they would not order a product. The Starbucks corporation, frenziedly doing damage control in the face of its national public relations scandal, announced they would close all their 8,000 stores for a day to “educate” and sensitize their employees in racial tolerance — essentially to imbue them with political correctness.
ADL was among the several civil-rights agencies chosen to participate in the nationwide Political Correctness event. In this regard, ADL has earned legitimate street credit, pre-dating when they were taken over by the Obama acolytes, in producing useful materials towards fostering human understanding. They were a natural fit among the “sensitivity-training” vendors for Starbucks.
As this malignantly malevolent malcontent heaved on the nation’s most prominent Jewish group in civil rights programming, a veritable digital avalanche descended on Mallory’’s Twitter page, observing that her words evoked the worst imaginable racism and bigotry.
To understand the roots of Tamika Mallory’s obsessive Jew-hatred, it is helpful to remember that her parents were founding members of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) and that she became active in NAN at age 11, only three years after Sharpton made a name for himself with his Tawana Brawley debacle. By 1991, when Al Sharpton was helping incite Jew hatred and a pogrom in the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the young Mallory was under Sharpton’s tutelage at NAN. Four years later, Sharpton helped incite further race riots against Jews, resulting in street deaths during the Freddy’s Fashion Mart Massacre.
In a recording, Sharpton was taped as saying: “I want to make it clear to the radio and audience and to you here that we will not stand by and allow them [Jews like store owner Freddy Harari] to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th St. [in Harlem].” In other words, where African Americans stand, Jews must clear out.
Jews could not get hired for serious positions at major banks or as executives in major corporations, could not get hired as law associates in major law firms unless the rare Jewish Harvard or Yale Law School graduate would agree to work at the firm exclusively in bankruptcy law, a legal-practice field that major firms deemed necessary to offer their corporate clients but beneath contempt for anyone but a Jew to practice. Hospitals admitted Jewish patients but denied practice privileges to Jewish doctors.
It was a time when anti-Semitism was genteel but rife on the right, a discrimination from a completely different era that nevertheless reverberates today among Jews who have not discerned the political sea change of half a century, with the Left and Right having switched sides. At the same time, Jews then also encountered other challenges from newly arriving White European ethnics. For example, the golden-voiced singer and former “Daniel Boone” TV star Ed Ames remembers how his brothers and he would get beaten up as Jews whenever walking through Boston’s Irish neighborhoods.
Despite its more recent transition towards cultural pluralism and the Left’s obsession with inter-sectionality, America became a melting pot where Old World issues ultimately got left behind in the Old World. No American Jew today would hesitate to embrace someone of European Spanish or Portuguese heritage because of the Inquisitions of the late 15th Century, nor recoil from British people because of the 1290s expulsions nor from Greek-Americans because of Antiochus Epiphanes during Maccabean times.
Likewise, the events of Europe’s past century do not define American Jewish relationships with neighbors and friends today. Israel enjoys tight relations with the governments of Poland and the Ukraine. Former animosities now are deep friendships, as groups have found new shared values while embarking on great new social and cultural struggles of today.
If Jews, whose cultural identity irrevocably is rooted atavistically in Biblical Egyptian slavery, felt that others should ally against irrational hate when directed at them, was it not imperative for them to stand for basic human rights and dignity for the modern victims of slavery and its aftermath? It was a natural alliance from the Jewish perspective, and that is why Jews engaged civil rights activity from the 1909 inception of the NAACP.
Farrakhan hates Jews that much — that he admires and bestows encomia on the Nazi Aryan racialist who regularly demeaned Blacks as sub-human.
As late as the end of the 1960s, half a century later, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was deeply admired across the American Jewish spectrum, even as he advanced the cause of civil rights by consolidating the reins of leadership within his own community. Other great American Black leaders also emerged in the post-WWII era like A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Roy Abernathy and Whitney Young. And the Rev. Dr. King reciprocally stood with Jews, too. His was a powerful voice standing with Israel in her struggle for survival and on behalf of Soviet Jews seeking to extricate from the Communist purgatory.
Jesse Jackson (“Hymietown”) proved to be an anti-Semite. Al Sharpton helped incite anti-Jewish pogroms (Crown Heights; the “Freddy’s” massacre in Harlem). And along came Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is as intensely associated with Jew-hatred as is Hitler. While Farrakhan has equated Jews with both Satan and termites, he has elevated Hitler as a “very great man.”
Farrakhan hates Jews that much — that he admires and bestows encomia on the Nazi Aryan racialist who regularly demeaned Blacks as sub-human. In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote that Black people are “half-ape[s]” by birth. Yet, because he pathologically hates Jews, Farrakhan still idealizes Hitler’s “very great” essence. The ADL has exposed and documented Farrakhan’s life of hates and prejudices, and that casts illumination on Mallory’s malicious malevolence.
Tamika Mallory is a self-professed disciple not only of Sharpton but also of Farrakhan.
As Tablet magazine reports, Mallory privately has blamed Jews for the slave trade that brought African Americans here. The allegation that Jews bear “a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people” and “were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade” is remarkable for its ignorance, blind hatred, and bigotry against Jews. On the other hand, it is a core element of the Louis Farrakhan Jew-hate narrative.
Tamika Mallory is an integral part of that hate machine, too. She has imbibed at the well.
He added that “the White people who are running Mexico are Mexican-Jews” and that Jews were controlling the Ukraine, France, Poland, and Germany, too. After continuing his Nazi-like screed with a long series of other Hitlerite anti-Jewish tropes, Farrakhan gave a shout-out to Tamika Mallory, who was present at the speech, and she proudlyposted two Instagram photos from the event. In one of them, she smiles broadly as Farrakhan approvingly drapes his arm over her shoulders, and she writes: “Thank God this man is still alive and doing well. He is definitely the GOAT [Greatest Of All Time]. Happy Birthday @louisfarrakhan!”
This incident and these remarks were not those of a gushing child or teen; this was 38-year-old Tamika Mallory in 2018.
Dr. Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and a leading American scholar of the Holocaust period, has ruefully noted that Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory ironically have repeated the tragic history of the 1930s that saw leaders of that era’s feminist movement refuse to condemn Hitler or Nazism. As with “Women’s March” co-head, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory also has a history of berating Caucasians, even including White women engaged in Women’s March. This, too, derives from her Farrakhan discipleship.
As explained by Evvie Harmon, a Women’s March leader, Mallory erupted at a debriefing meeting in her apartment among Women’s March’s seven lead organizers after their 2016 event:
There are no [longer any] Jewish women on the board. They [Mallory and Sarsour] refused to put any on. Most of the Jewish people resigned and left.
By January 2017, Wruble no longer was affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. According to Mercy Morganfield, a former spokesperson for Women’s March who also ran their branch in Washington, D.C.: “There are no [longer any] Jewish women on the board. They [Mallory and Sarsour] refused to put any on. Most of the Jewish people resigned and left. They refused to even put anti-Semitism in the unity principles.”
As a result of Tamika Mallory’s and Linda Sarsour’s catalogue of hate, a growing stream of voices on the Left have pulled away from this year’s Women’s March, slated for mid-Janury. Actresses Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano have announced they will not participate in the Women’s March because of Women’s March leaders’ ties to Farrakhan, who still talks of the “Satanic Jews.” The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, an NGO affiliated with the German Social Democratic Party, withdrew its Human Rights Award originally meant to be conferred on “the Women’s March,” saying that “the Women’s March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance.” The NGO added that Sarsour “spreads anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that resemble the classic anti-Semitic trope of blood libel.”
Even Teresa Shook, the former attorney who is credited with launching “Women’s March,” has called for Mallory’s and Sarsour’s removal from leadership, explaining that she has been approached by women who feel that “Women’s March” no longer is a welcoming space. “Unfortunately, those co-chairs have so intertwined themselves with the movement and the message that the community has totally lost faith in the Women’s March because they have lost faith in them,” Shook has said.