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How to supercharge antisemitism, and how to drain it

Dave Chappelle’s defence of Kanye West and Kyrie Irving highlights the danger of censoring discussions of Jews.

By Lawrence Solomon

“He’s someone I’ve known for a decade, and I’ve never heard an antisemitic word from him or, frankly, hate directed at any group,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, referring to Kyrie Irving, the All-Star black basketball player who caused an uproar by tweeting a link to Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, a 2018 documentary streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Although Silver, a Jew, doesn’t believe Irving is antisemitic and although Irving didn’t see his simple tweet as either endorsing or promoting the highly-rated film – Amazon Prime reports a near perfect four and a half stars while IMDB lists it among the 100 Most Popular Movies as ranked by users – that didn’t stop the roof from caving in on Irving.

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