The Washington Post’s Racism Problem | Foreign Policy Journal

by Nima Shirazi

July 26, 2012

The Washington Post seems to be incapable of preventing its opinion writers from making racist statements about Palestinians and Africans in columns about the demography of Israel.

In yesterday’s Post, Ruth Marcus published a column from Tel Aviv entitled, “Israel confronts a flood of African refugees,” in which she laments the current anti-African pogroms in Israel, but also gives credence to Zionist worries that, without forcibly and explicitly engineering population demographics, Israel may very well cease to be a majority-Jewish state.  Marcus opens by painting a picture of an impoverished South Tel Aviv neighborhood with a large migrant community as “seedy” and resembling “another country,” due to her observation that there is “trash spilling out of dumpsters,” there are “peddlers hawking batteries and blue jeans from sidewalk mats,” and most importantly, that “nearly every person is African.”

Marcus also describes the growing numbers of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees and migrant workers in Israel as “a flood” which has “created a serious social problem.” Marcus continues:

via The Washington Post’s Racism Problem | Foreign Policy Journal.

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