RACIAL SEGREGATION, INTEGRATION, THE US AND ISRAEL:
REFLECTIONS ON THE TRENT LOTT AFFAIR
By Paul Grubach copyright 2002-2003
Near the beginning of December at the centenary celebration for retiring
South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said
that Mississippians were proud to have voted for Sen. Thurmond in 1948 on his
pro-segregationist Dixiecrat ticket. Precipitating an uproar, Lott added "if
the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these
problems over all these years either."1
The mainstream media, Republican and Democratic Congressman, and even
President Bush himself, joined in chorus to condemn Lott comments.
As everyone knows by now, Lott subsequently apologized for his comments. "Let
me be clear: segregation and racism are immoral," the regretful Lott
asserted. Continuing to echo the "moral" sentiments of our time, Lott further
claimed, "segregation is a stain on our nation's soul. There is no other way
to describe it."2
If there ever was an issue that demonstrates the double standard and
hypocrisy that plagues our nation's "moral judgments" in regard to racial
segregation, it is the clamor and uproar that surrounds the statements of
Israel is a racially segregated state where Jews lord over, dominate and
oppress Palestinian Arabs. The Jewish scholar Uri Davis wrote a book with a
title that says it all-ISRAEL: AN APARTHEID STATE. Ninety percent of Israel's
territory has been legally defined as land, which can be leased and
cultivated only by Jews-"Israeli" Arabs need not apply. Key institutions such
as the kibbutz are reserved exclusively for Jews.3
Adel Qa'adan is an Israeli Arab who in the 1990s wanted to move his family
into the Jewish town of Katsir, Israel. Jewish officials told him that Katsir
does not accept Arabs into the community, and the Katsir local council
informed him that they would not sell homes or land in Katsir to non-Jews. In
an attempt to find a remedy to this discriminatory racial segregation, Mr.
Qa'adan took his case to the Israeli Supreme Court where he attained a
judgment in his favor.4 The Jewish state's highest court ruled the Arab
family could not be barred from living in a community built solely for Jews,
overturning a 52 year-old state policy of excluding Israeli Arab citizens
from Jewish communities. Nevertheless, the kibbutzim, or communal farms,
would remain closed to Arab residents, and the government was considering
legislation that would circumvent the Supreme Court ruling.5
The New York Times is the most powerful and influential newspaper in the
United States. To a significant extent, all news in America is what the Times
calls news. Although the seemingly anti-racist, ant-segregationist TIMES
carried a short article on the Qa'adan affair (possibly in order to give the
appearance of impartiality), they never issued an editorial condemning racial
segregation in the Zionist state, nor did they condemn Israel's other racist
practices or the fact that the kibbutzim would still exclude Arabs.6 Yet,
this same Jewish-owned, pro-Zionist newspaper issued two high-profile, pious
sounding editorials that condemned Lott for his pro-segregationist
sentiments, and suggested that he should be fired from his position as Senate
Republican leader.7 In their "This Week in Review," there was another pious
sounding article that condemned segregation in the US.8 There was no similar
article condemning racial segregation in Israel in the aftermath of the
Qa'adan affair. It was simply quietly forgotten about.
The Jewish owned, pro-Zionist, Cleveland PLAIN DEALER-Ohio's most important
newspaper-- is another mainstream newspaper that published a short article on
the Qa'adan affair.9 Although they issued an editorial condemning Trent Lott
for his pro-segregationist statements, they never editorially condemned
Israel for their segregationist practices.10
The sociopolitical agenda of the Jewish dominated New York Times and Jewish
owned Plain Dealer seems to be this-racial integration and multiculturalism
here in the United States, but ethnic segregation and Jewish domination in
Israel. Why the double standard and hypocrisy? More on this in a moment.
In 1992, a Jewish professor of sociology and ordained rabbi, Hillel Levine,
and the Jewish editor of the BROOKLINE CITIZEN, Lawrence Harmon, published a
study that showed some of the negative effects of racial integration. THE
DEATH OF AN AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY: A TRAGEDY OF GOOD INTENTIONS is a book
that should give "food for thought" for all those who think that there "are
no problems with racial integration."11 Let us quote directly from the book's
dust jacket. It begins: "In 1967, members of the Boston establishment decided
that the time had come to integrate Boston's still largely segregated
neighborhoods. The method they chose was to make mortgage loans available to
blacks who wanted to build or buy homes in middle-class neighborhoods.
However, this admirable goal, conceived in the optimistic, liberal spirit of
the time, included a 'private' agreement that in fact the mortgages would be
made available to blacks only in Dorchester, the city's well-established
Jewish neighborhood. The agreement was based on the assumption that Jewish
tolerance would more easily permit integration, in contrast to Boston's Irish
and Italian neighborhoods, where black inroads would not be welcome."
Levine and Harmon then go on to describe the negative consequences of
increasing racial integration. Tensions mounted, neighborhood crime
dramatically increased, and Jews wanted to move elsewhere. The authors show
how as a result of this policy of encouraging integration, "a population of
90,000 Jews [were] displaced within a few short years from Dorchester,
Roxbury, and Mattapan-today the home to Boston's 120,000 black residents-and
a long-standing Jewish community, with its synagogues, schools, businesses,
and life-sustaining network of relationships was utterly destroyed."
The message of the book was summed up with these words: "This is a bizarre
and revealing tale of contemporary urban history and American race relations
gone wrong. Above all, it is a story of the betrayal of the Jewish community
by its own nominal leaders, who colluded in the destruction of a tightly knit
neighborhood with deep historical roots. As such, the story holds important
lessons for all those concerned with the ongoing struggle to balance
self-determination with racial harmony in today's urban communities."
When Sen. Thurmond ran against Truman in 1948, one of the formers campaign
platforms was that racial integration would lead to the destruction of the
Southern way of life. For this, Thurmond has been incessantly condemned. Yet,
the message of the study of Jewish intellectuals Levine and Harmon is that
racial integration did in fact lead to the destruction of the Jewish way of
life for a whole Boston Jewish community.
The problem is of course is that our society "allows" Jews to expose the
negative side of racial integration when it adversely affects their own
brethren, and Jews can openly express support for the ethnically segregated,
apartheid state of Israel where Jews lord over and oppress Palestinian Arabs.
Yet, a white American Gentile "has no such right." Any white gentile claiming
that racial integration has some negative consequences for his fellow whites
is usually immediately and swiftly condemned by our pro-Zionist media. Why
the double standard and hypocrisy? We shall return to this question in a
The statistics on interracial crime are another area that the mainstream
media usually makes a concerted effort to hide. A 1992 study pointed out that
when whites commit violence, they do it to blacks 2.4% of the time. In
contrast, blacks choose white victims more than 50% of the time. Blacks kill
twice as many whites as whites kill blacks. Black-on-white robberies and gang
assaults are twenty-one times more common than white on black.12
In the 1950s, when the US was a largely racially segregated society, the vast
majority of rapes were same-race offenses. Since that time, the proportion of
black-on-white rapes has skyrocketed. In general, through the 1970s,
black-on-white rape was at least ten times more common than white-on-black
rape. In 1988, there were 9,406 reported cases of whites being raped by
blacks; in contrast, there were fewer than 10 reported cases of blacks being
raped by whites. Is the vast increase of black-on-white rape a negative
consequence of increased racial integration?13
In Israel, segregation between Jews and non-Jews is firmly established in the
social order-and the mainstream media, the US Congress, and US government
ardently support the state. In the United States, however, the mainstream
media and government ardently castigates anyone who dares to suggest that
racial integration in this country has a negative side to it.
So the question remains: why do American power elites promote racial
integration here in the United States, and racial segregation in Israel? Why
is any form of white nationalism immediately and incessantly condemned by a
media that just as ardently supports the segregated, Jewish nationalist state
of Israel? The reasons are many and complicated, too numerous and complex to
discuss in this brief essay. However, we will discuss one of the major
reasons for this state of affairs.
It was the social philosopher, Karl Mannheim, that pointed out that much of
what a society considers to be "moral, good, right and just" is in reality
simply a reflection of the sociopolitical needs and interests of that
society's power elites and controlling elements.14 The US is no exception to
this generality. It too has its power elites and controlling elements. One of
the most powerful groups in America today is the Jewish-Zionist power
elite.15 Definite forms of social consciousness derive from the fact that
this Jewish elite controls a significant slice of the power structure in the
U.S., making it relatively easy for Jews to impose their "morality" on the
country at large.
Enter Kevin MacDonald, a professor of psychology at California State
University (Long Beach). In his studies of the Jewish question, he explains
how Jews have profoundly shaped American society, politics, culture and mores
in conformity with Jewish group interests.16
MacDonald goes on to show that in a predominantly gentile society, Jews view
themselves as aliens and permanent outsiders. Judaism has been characterized
by genetic and cultural separation from others, and an explicit double
standard of morality-altruism and cooperation among Jews, but competition
MacDonald observes that Jewish organizations view white nationalism as their
greatest potential threat and they have tended to support Black-white
integration policies presumably because such policies dilute Euro-American
power and lessen the possibility of a cohesive, nationalist Euro-American
majority that stands in opposition to the Jewish community.17
In a racially integrated, multicultural society with numerous different and
competing ethnic groups with divergent interests, it is very unlikely the
surrounding gentiles can ever develop a united and cohesive majority to
oppose the very cohesive Jewish community. "Tolerant" gentile populations
that have only a week and feeble sense of their own racial/cultural identity
are less likely to identify the Jewish community as an alien element against
which they must defend themselves. Gentile populations that have a strong
racial/cultural identity are more likely to identify certain groups of Jews
as alien outsiders, against which they must compete with. Thus, a racially
integrated, multicultural society (outside of Israel) is the type of society
that most Jewish-Zionist groups prefer, because in such a society they can
gain tremendous power and influence.
This is certainly one of the reasons why the pro-Zionist, heavily Jewish
influenced mass media and government promote a double standard of
"morality"-racial integration and multiculturalism here in the US, but racial
segregation and Jewish dominance in Israel. Such a double standard serves
their long-term sociopolitical agenda.
The reader should not misunderstand me. There was indeed a legitimate side to
the Black American civil rights movement. Surely there is no question that
Black Americans have suffered discrimination and oppression, and given that
American Blacks are citizens of a country that their ancestors have inhabited
for centuries, the civil rights movement was often motivated by legitimate
concerns. But what is almost totally overlooked by the heavily Jewish
influenced, pro-Zionist mainstream media is the negative side of racial
integration and some of the negative effects that it has had upon the white
In the United States of the future, Blacks, Jews and Whites are going to have
to come to some type of agreement and understanding regarding racial/ethnic
integration-an agreement that somehow respects the collective and individual
rights of all parties involved.
1. David Espo, "Lott Apologizes Again, Denounces Racism," Associated Press
Release, December 13, 2002.
3. Uri Davis, ISRAEL: AN APARTHEID STATE (Zed Books Ltd., 1987); For a good
expose of the racism of Israel and Zionism, see Donald Neff, "'If it Walks
Like a Duck ': the racism of Zionism" in THE WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST
AFFAIRS, November 2001, p.26. Online:
4. See WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS, July/Aug. 1999, pp.14, 20.
5. See THE PLAIN DEALER (Cleveland), March 9, 2000, p.7-A.
6. NEW YORK TIMES, March 9, 2000, p.A3.
7. See the NEW YORK TIMES, December 12, 2002, p.A34, and December 17, 2002,
8. See NEW YORK TIMES, "This Week in Review," December 15, 2002, pp.1,5.
9. THE PLAIN DEALER, March 9, 2000, p.7-A.
10. See THE PLAIN DEALER, December 11, 2002, p.B10.
11. Levine, Hillel and Harmon, Lawrence, THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN JEWISH
COMMUNITY: A TRAGEDY OF GOOD INTENTIONS (The Free Press, 1992).
12. See Jared Taylor, PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS: THE FAILURE OF RACE
RELATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1992),
13. Ibid, p.80.
14. IDEOLOGY AND UTOPIA (Harcourt, Brace and World, 1936), p.10, passim.
15. The following is a small sample of the many works that document the power
and influence of the Jewish political and cultural establishment. J.J.
Goldberg, Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment (Reading,
Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1996); Andrew Hurley, One Nation under Israel; Kevin
MacDonald, The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish
Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
(Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1998); Neal Gabler, An Empire of Their Own:
How the Jews Invented Hollywood(New York: Crown Publishers, 1988); Paul
Findley, They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's
Lobby(Westport, Conn.: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1985).
16. See MacDonald.
17. MacDonald, passim.
Dear Progressive Friend,
Its time to speak out and say enough is enough.
Many of us have wondered recently just how far the Republicans will go. And how much the mainstream media would let them get away with. Now we know. Senate Republican leader Trent Lott said last week that he thought the country would have been better off if Strom Thurmond, who ran on a pro-segregationist platform, would have been elected president in 1948.
Senate Majority Leader Lott said, "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."
Thomas B. Edsall of the Washington Post noted in a recent article,
Thurmond, then governor of
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Lotts remarks are wholly unacceptable for someone about to assume the role of Senate Majority Leader. They are offensive to the majority of Americans. They are an insult to the progress this country has made over the last 50 years. And they should be strongly repudiated by us, by Lotts fellow Republicans, and by the media. Instead, the press has mostly ignored the issue and allowed it to be dismissed as an off-the-cuff remark.
In supposed defense of Lotts comments, Bob Novak said this weekend on Meet the Press, he [was] kidding around why dont we forget it?
Last time I checked racism was no laughing
We must speak out now:ï¿½ Email Senator Lott at email@example.com and tell him to publicly rescind his remarks and to offer an apology. ï¿½ Contact your local media outlets and tell them to address Lotts remarks and to condemn them on their editorial pages. ï¿½ Write a letter to the editor of your local paper denouncing Lotts remarks. ï¿½ Forward the Washington Post article to your email lists. ï¿½ Log onto our secure web site at https://secure.ctsg.com/progressive/donate.asp and make a contribution today your support will help us raise issues such as this in a timely manner and elect candidates who will fight for our hard-won freedoms and rights.
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