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Title: The Jewish Question - Dr. Tony Martin
Post by: News on May 01, 2012, 02:22:37 PM
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The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume 1 (

The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume 2 (

The Jewish Onslaught

In 1993, Martin published The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront (The Majority Press). It was praised by a number of reviewers. Molefi Asante of Temple University called the book the best polemic by an African since the 1829 classic, David Walker's Appeal.[21] Raymond Winbush of Vanderbilt University compared it to W. E. B. Du Bois' Souls of Black Folk.[22] The Jewish photographer Steve Bloom wrote that "Martin shows that he has been the victim of a vicious slander campaign by those who use a Jewish identity demagogically...."[23]

However, the Chair of Martin's department at Wellesley, Selwyn R. Cudjoe, labelled Martin's book "Gangsta history, meant to demean and to defame others and to bring them into disrepute, rather than to enlighten and to lead us to a more complex and sophisticated understanding of social phenomena. It ought to be labeled anti-Semitic."[24] The majority of the Wellesley faculty signed a statement condemning Martin's work as "for its racial and ethnic stereotyping and for its anti-Semitism."[25]

Martin's book was also criticized in a statement by the President of Wellesley College:

    [The book] gratuitously attacks individuals and groups at Wellesley College through innuendo and the application of racial and religious stereotype.... Despite Professor Martin's incendiary words, and his attempt to portray Wellesley College as a repressive institution bent on silencing him, we will continue to recognize his right to express himself.[26]

Martin and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Chair of the African and African American Studies Department and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, was critical of Martin's work, leading Martin to describe him as "Brer Gates," (see: Joel Chandler Harris) and to write:

    "Whenever the other folks have wanted anybody to beat the rest of the race over the head with, Brer Gates has been on the scene, like an HNIC ["Head Nigger in Charge"] machine. They gave him an unprecedented full page op-ed in the New York Times to attack the Nation of Islam's Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. This op-ed was actually typeset in the shape of a Star of David. There is no evidence that Gates even read the book, but he pulled together some platitudes attacking it anyway."[27] (