Friday, June 29, 2012

Alice Walker: Jew Hater

This is an excellent piece about the Alice "Don't Translate My Book into Jew" Walker (hat tip: Barbara Kay).

Read the whole thing, but the best nugget, the one that explains the whole non-troversy is here:

 "...this is not about Walker’s concern for the Palestinians; it is about her attitude to the Jews."


"The real issue, therefore, is not Alice Walker, but us. Anti-Semites come and go. Walker is not the first, nor will she be the last."

"There is nothing we can do about that. But there is something we can do about our own reactions. Can we learn to stop coddling cultural geniuses, even though we revere their craft and talent, when they cross certain lines? "