January 10, 2014, - 2:25 am

Amiri Baraka, RIH: Famous Racist, Jew-Hater Dead; Hailed & Mourned by Black America

By Debbie Schlussel

He proudly said, “I don’t see anything wrong with hating white people.” And he said America and Israel were behind the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks on America. And he’s considered the father of modern hip-hop.


The death of famous Black poet and so-called “civil rights” leader Amiri Baraka is illustrative of the tolerance for–no, the celebration of–anti-White racism and Jew-hatred in the most wealthy, educated circles of Black America. Baraka, born Everett Leroy Jones (he later went by “Leroi Jones”), had a career rife with anti-White bigotry, Jew-hatred, and Israel-hatred. He denied the Holocaust, accusing Jews of stealing the story of Black American slavery and transferring it to Hitler’s treatment of the Jews. He echoed the tired BS that “Zionism is racism.” And he constantly decried the alleged “influence” of the “Zionist” Jewish bourgeoisie. Baraka is considered the father of the “Black Arts” or Black culture movement. Clearly, Black arts and culture are inherently anti-Semitic. Ditto for the Black nationalist movement, which he helped lead and pioneer as one of the most famous and revered Black writers of his generation. He was a disciple and acolyte of Malcolm X and believed strongly in Black separatism and supremacy.

Here are just some of the nutty Baraka’s statements about Whites, Jews, and Israel . . .

* Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed / Who told 4,000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers / To stay home that day / Why did [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon stay away?

* I don’t see anything wrong with hating white people.

* Israeli imperialism and South African apartheid are blood brothers.

* Jews had stolen Black secrets and then said that Hitler disliked Jews because he could smell the contact with Black on them.

* I got the extermination blues, jew-boys. So come for the rent, jewboys/or come ask me for a book, or/sit in the courts handing down your judgements still I got something for you, gonna give it to my brothers, so they’ll know what your whole story is, then one day, jewboys, we all, even my wig wearing mother/gonna put it on you all at once. [His way of saying Jews should be exterminated for “exploiting” Blacks.]

* Zionism is a form of racism. It is a political ideology that hides behind the Jewish religion and the Jewish people, while performing its negative tasks for imperialism.

* Now let us face these realities: a n-gger wants to put down the Zionist and the Zionists control the radio, the television, the movies, the education, the intellectual life of the United States, the morality of the United States-Judeo-Christian ethics. The minute you condemn them publicly, you die.

* Atheist Jews double crossers stole our secrets…They give us to worship a dead Jew [Jesus Christ] and not ourselves. . . . Selling fried potatoes and people, the little arty bastards talking arithmetic they sucked from the arab’s [sic] head.

* Another bad poem cracking steel knuckles in a jewlady’s mouth.

Amiri Baraka, I hope you packed light for the afterlife. It’s very hot where you’re goin’. Rot In Hell.

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RIP – Rot In Pieces…

Davieboy on January 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

Anti-semitism is pervasive in the Black Community, although I agree that it is worse among better educated Blacks.

I think this enables us to make a generalization about education. Although anti-semitism is not as pervasive among Whites, without doubt it is worse among better-educated Whites,not excluding, unfortunately, those who are Jewish.

We need only look at what is going on with the professors, and the academic associations that passing anti-Israel resolutions. And the anti-semitic activity among both students and professors is widespread throughout the country.

Little Al on January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

79 years too late to prevent his nasty,insane influence.

I remember him being on Sean Hannity’s radio show,5-10 years ago. Sean was relentless against him,and Baraka cravenly pussyfooted and backpedaled during the entire interview, claiming that he didn’t feel the way he used to feel when he wrote or said most of the things he did. Didn’t believe him then,or now.

CharlesMartel on January 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

“The death of famous Black poet and so-called “civil rights” leader Amiri Baraka is illustrative of the tolerance for–no, the celebration of–anti-White racism and Jew-hatred in the most wealthy, educated circles of Black America.”

Also of the extent to which certain “educated” Blacks (and especially “black nationalist” adherents) identified with Islam even in his day when he first adopted that moniker, irrespective of Islamic culture viewing Blacks as “abeed” (slaves; singular slave “abed”).

ConcernedPatriot on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

Yeah and he married a Jewish woman and had kids with her. What kind of Jew would marry that pile of c r a p? The New York Times said he died at Beth Israel Hospital. He certainly hated Jews but came crawling to them to save his miserable life. Good riddance to putrid trash.

And remember ladies and gentlemen, Obama thinks exactly like Leroi.

FriscoKid on January 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    “and he married a Jewish woman and had kids with her. ”

    That sounds like he was following a Malcom X directive for blacks to breed with white women as a way to exterminate the white race.

    DS_ROCKS! on January 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

“Black culture movement?” Are we referring to the “Knockout game,” the mobs of “Teens – youths” looting stores and attacking people in malls, killing each other in Chicago and other democrat strongholds, worshipping at the feet of such leaders as Sharpton, Jackson and this cretin? My only surprise here is that Obama had not nominated him to head up the civil rights division in the so-called Justice Dept. Oh well, we’ll just have to settle for the lawyer who volunteered to defend that other black icon, Mumia.

Victoryman on January 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

It’s amazing reading the accolades posted for this hater of whites and Jews. But that’s acceptable today.

Concerned Citizen on January 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Yeah, I remember Leroi Jones well from the late 60’s, early 70’s. POS coward who put 300 yrs of blame on Jewish and Christian libs and and also old folks who had just come to America 25 years before straight from displaced person camps. Hopefully the ‘Jewish’ hole with 2 legs that married him has also since been scrubbed from the planet.

Not Ovenready on January 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I think that when Baraka Obama – er, I mean Amiri Baraka (WHO?) – gets to the Other Side, there are going to be people who would like to… have “words” with him.

How come I never heard of this – who was that again?

The Reverend Jacques on January 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

” Black arts and culture are inherently anti-Semitic”

This is completely false, D. Yes there are mad extremist that blame whites and Jewish people for everything wrong that has gone wrong in the black community, but the aforementioned statement I quoted from you is inaccurate.

There are angry Farakhans out there, but you give them too much credit as having stronghold over the entire black community.

I’m not even familiar with this guy, did he have another name, or part of a particular group, I’ve never heard any hip hop group even mention him, and I’m talking about groups that focus on Blackness (i.e KRS-1 or Public Enemy)

Unless I missed something, but I believe the majority of blacks don’t even know who this man is.

Big D on January 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Big D, I hadn’t heard his name since I was a sophmore in college when we had to read “Blues People” for a class. Yet for some reason Debbie thinks all we black folks are mourning him and that “Black arts and culture is inherently anti-Semitic”….Wow. What a statement. I wish I had the time to write and refute that all day, but some of us gotta work for a living. I do remember the feds busting this Neo-Nazi group a few miles from where I live in Florida last year. These guys (and a couple of girls) had a stockpile of military weaponry and were planning for a war on “blacks and Jews”. It would be sad for blacks and Jews to be at each other’s throats when there are people out there who want to kill us both.

    Formula1Fan on January 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Jones/”Baraka,” the Bard of New Jersey — yes, a little over a decade ago he had been the Garden State’s official Poet Laureate — was a horrible man. But his horribleness was less him than the “bruthas” whom he influenced. Debbie’s column does his legacy true justice. Jones’ first wife, fellow writer Hettie Cohen, by the way, was indeed Jewish. And they had two kids together before their mid-60s divorce.

Seek on January 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Let us consider the horrors of slavery. It existed under Judaism in an age when there wasn’t stable coinage and a large part of the population did not own land or livestock. How to survive? Work for a wealthier person for survival-as should be done today. And Judaism allowed days of rest and opportunities to leave the servitude, unlike Islamic practices allowed by the Koran and practiced TODAY. Also, enslavement and selling of slaves was a reward to the jihadist for his warfare. Read chapters 8 & 9, Koran, and don’t believe lies.

marblenecltr on January 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Unfortunately, the Jewish Community is ignorant or incredibility naive. Either way, it’s clear how 6 million were murdered. All evidence exists that history is repeating itself. To criticize the Black Community is only part of the problem.

Dr. Yale Wishnick on January 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Rest In Pigshit you racist schvartza

Habib Akbarovich on January 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

As a Garden State native, I recall all to well this piece of detritus being named poet laureate f NJ and the stink that followed. Sadly, his fist wife is an example of, not so much naiveté, but the abject liberalism of Jews thinking they are open-minded, when the reality is they are self-hating Jews trying to prove how much they hate themselves.

Shabbat Shalom, Debbie.

Sanford D. Horn on January 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Debbie, thanks for this piece and I’ll be honest with you and everybody here, but this is the very first time that I’ve ever heard of this man, and you know what, since this man had uber nutty ideas, opinions, and was a hardcore racist, I’m NOT showing any pity for this SOB.

Since my religion or lack thereof is “Animism”, if there’s a place called “hell” (there’s a city in Norway called Hell, Hell, Norway), more likely this guy is roasting there?

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on January 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Right back @ Sean R… there is actually an annual blues fest held in Hell, Norway.

    Here’s a taste… who would’ve thought that Johnny Winter would wind up there? http://youtu.be/O78ysFeVfQs

    Not surprisingly, many people travel to Hell for that.

    Just a thought…

    The Reverend Jacques on January 11, 2014 at 2:59 am

never heard of this guy before… hwe reminds me of black dude i used to sit next to at cadillac motor car division. frank was a designer like myself who hung his calendar of famous blacks on the outer wall of his cubicle to send the glorious message of his blackness for all of us to see. one day, i started to quiz frank about various blacks, which listed a few facts about them that i could see but he couldn’t, and he became irate as he couldn’t name a black-fact about any of these guys on the calendar. finally, he called me a racist and told me i’m the kind of white who “plots to keep the black man down”. i told him we have the exact same life: we’re both working professionals in our early 30’s, we’re both married and each have two young kids at home, and at the end of the day we go home and eat dinner and hang out at home until the next morning when we get up for work to do it all over again. then i added, “but you think i go home and roll out the blueprints to keep the black man down on my kitchen table?”. he replied furiously, “i KNOW you do.” and that folks, is the racist black mind that you simply cannot reason with.

kirche61 on January 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for the update on this racist POS Debbie. I remember hearing about this guy in a discussion that I had with my Dad and uncle. We were going over some of the prominent members of the Black community like George Washington Carver and Thomas Sowell. We also were discussing reprobates like Jessie Jackson, Shelia Jackson Lee and this cretin. We all got a good laugh about how racist and nutty Baraka rally was. It’s the same BS with these Black racists and their Jew hatred. The Jews had something to do with 9-11, the Holocaust didn’t happen etc. These maggots really do need to come up with some new material. May he forever enjoy his vacation down under and I’m not talking about Australia.

Ken B on January 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

Amiri Baraka was an evil man. He was was filled with hatred, and Marxism and atheism was his outlet for his hatred, providing it with a foundation. He didn’t merely hate whites, Jews and Christians (somehow Muslims were exempt from his rage) but also blacks that he deemed to be insufficiently radical, which was pretty much all blacks not in his circle. (He even publicly denounced Cornel West and Spike Lee as sell outs.)

But some stuff isn’t true. “He is considered the father of modern hip-hop” … by who? Amiri Baraka had no influence over hip-hop. Maybe Ms. Schlussel has him mistaken for Gil Scot-Heron (another Marxist) or the Last Poets (ditto). And political rap is a tiny subset of hip-hop anyway.

“Baraka is considered the father of the “Black Arts” or Black culture movement. Clearly, Black arts and culture are inherently anti-Semitic. Ditto for the Black nationalist movement, which he helped lead and pioneer as one of the most famous and revered Black writers of his generation.”

The black arts/culture movement was rooted in the Harlem renaissance. That was given to us by another Marxist figure, W.E.B. DuBois (NAACP co-founder) whose influence on the black community and America was far more toxic and pervasive than Baraka. The black nationalist/separatist movement was founded by Marcus Garvey in 1914 when he began the UNIA, and the “back to Africa” movement shortly afterwards. The Nation of Islam was also advocating black nationalism/separatism long before Baraka. But lots of the “pro-black” slogans and ideology came from Garvey, which Baraka and to some extent the Nation of Islam later copied. Baraka was more prominent among pseudo-intellectuals and politicians than rank-and-file people.

But the thing to know about Baraka is that he is responsible for the deaths of 2 of his own children. He chose to live in a high-crime area because his Marxist and anti-white views caused him to believe that moving to a safer area, which he could well afford, would be a betrayal of his ideals and the black community. So the deaths of 2 of his kids in that high crime area are directly on his heads, as if he pulled the trigger himself. And he blamed white America and capitalism for the deaths of his children, not his own bad choices. That is the type of man that he was, totally despicable even to his own offspring.

If anything, Ms. Schlussel’s obituary to this horrible person was too kind and failed to convey how evil this guy actually was.

Gerald on January 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thanks Gerald for elucidating on my previous post. D.S was very much mistaken in the credit she was giving to this man. I see others state the same thing “Never heard of this man”

Everything you mentioned in your post I am very, or was very knowledgeable on, I can’t regurgitate it like you anymore, because I did a U-turn and I’ve forgotten much (thats a good thing) but I knew I wasn’t too off base when I posted.

My question to you G-man, is you talk about Dubois and the others you mentioned in a negative light because they latched on to Marxism, which we know doesn’t work for our way of life, but don’t you think they were attempting civil rights by any which way they knew how. Just trying figure sht out?

Its the same reason why I had issues with people dog-piling Mandela on here, he may have made some bad choices, but damn when you are fighting for freedom against a supremely superior foe, you are going to reach out and lean on anything you can. In hindsight you may realize, “I shouldn’t have done this or that” but when in the thick of things, I don’t think criticism is justified; years later, critics want to say, oh he’s bad, he was that, my question is What would you have done?

Exactly-all speculative.

BigD on January 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

I suspect that Amiri Baraka had begun to experience a Hell of sorts. His writings reveal a creature tormented by a profound sense of inferiority, weakness, incompetence, impotence, a recognition of his own perversity, and the meaninglessness of his life. No matter that many have lauded him, including appointing him as a “professor” at Columbia University. I did not say that Baraka was stupid. He knew enough to know that those who lauded him were weak and perverts much like himself. He never received love or respect from those in his mind really counted: genuine poets, scholars, and the real art-loving public. Those had evaded him, and will so, forever.

How small and useless he must have felt in his mind compared to Jews, a minority, whose even lesser contributors and talents have easily eclipsed his own? And to add “insult to injury,” members of this powerfully productive minority group have gone out of their way to help advance the civil rights of people of his own race, and have succeeded in bringing those about.

It is said that a “little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” (Albert Einstein also said “a lot of knowledge is a dangerous thing,” but that is a tale for another time.)

Baraka is a perfect example of that, and his “poem” “Somebody Blew Up America.” Apart from the fact that this “poem” ranks as “art” in the same way that a “Jesus figurine smeared in feces” is “art,” Baraka reveals that he is not only a pathetic, mentally castrated, deviate, but was profoundly incompetent, even as an anti-Semite. And those who laud Baraka even more so.

In his pseudo-“poem” Baraka says: “Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers To stay home that day Why did Sharon stay away?”

First, let me disclose to you that I do not believe any “official story” without evidence supporting that story, no matter how authoritative the source may appear to be. Thus, in the JFK murder, I KNOW that the official story is false, as I’ve explored in depth the mountain of evidence establishing that JFK was killed as a result of a powerful domestic conspiracy.

I’ve also looked into the 911 crimes, and I am certain that there is much more to that crime than the official inquiries have acknowledged. However, unlike the JFK grassroots inquiries, the 911 “critics” have an agenda, and it is NOT the truth. Hence, I will never refer to most “critics” of the official 911 story as “truthers,” as, unlike most of the best JFK critic/researchers I’ve studied, most of the 911 “critics” have a strictly political agenda and many are deliberately involved in disinformation.

On one of the canards of those pseudo-critics of the official 911 story, Baraka has created his “poem.” Baraka points to foreknowledge by certain Israelis to the 911 attacks. As I said, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

The fact is that SOME Israelis did have foreknowledge of the coming attacks. Israeli intelligence, namely Mossad, did, in fact have information suggesting that attacks on American soil were imminent. But the fact MISSING from Baraka’s “poem” is that Mossad SHARED that knowledge with its American intelligence counterparts and WARNED them of the potential attacks. Furthermore, Mossad was not the only intelligence group that got wind of the 911 conspiracy. Russian intelligence also got hold of the information and warned their American counterparts as well. Even French intelligence did the same. The warning signs were all there. The fact that US intelligence and the FBI failed to protect Americans is another story.

Another bit of “information” that Baraka is alluding to is that Odigo reported that, two hours before the September 11, 2001 attacks, two of their employees who were working in an Odigo office in Herzliya, Israel received a hostile English electronic instant message non-specifically threatening them that a terrorist attack would happen. They didn’t mention this to their employer until after they heard reports of a terrorist attack in the US, after which they informed the company’s management. One of Odigo’s New York offices was then situated under a kilometer away from the World Trade Center complex. However, the threatening message did not mention the location of the pending attack. The company took the initiative in tracking down the originating IP address of the message, GIVING THE INFORMATION TO THE FBI, so that the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message. According to the Washington Post, the message declared “that some sort of attack was about to take place. The notes ended with an anti-Semitic slur. The messages said ‘something big was going to happen in a certain amount of time'”. Again, the Israelis, if anything, tried to HELP the US.

Finally, the propaganda that 4,000 Israelis or Jews stayed home on the day of the 911 crime can be traced directly to anti-Semitic websites. There is not a scintilla of truth to the idea. In fact, facts amply demonstrate that the very the opposite is so. . .

“A total of 2,071 occupants of the World Trade Center died on September 11, among the 2,749 victims of the WTC attacks. According to an article in the October 11, 2001, Wall Street Journal, roughly 1,700 people had listed the religion of a person missing in the WTC attacks; approximately 10% were Jewish. A later article, in the September 5, 2002, Jewish Week, states, “based on the list of names, biographical information compiled by The New York Times, and information from records at the Medical Examiner’s Office, there were at least 400 victims either confirmed or strongly believed to be Jewish.” This would be approximately 15% of the total victims of the WTC attacks. A partial list of 390 Cantor Fitzgerald employees who died (out of 658 in the company) lists 49 Jewish memorial services, which is between 12% and 13%.”


Yes, Baraka will continue to be read or even idolized by the severely mentally impaired and deficient. But he won’t be so much as an afterthought to any people that genuinely value art and civilization. Fortunately, the mentally impaired and deficient have not become too important. But they are significant enough that need to be carefully monitored, like any infectious disease.

Ralph Adamo on January 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Keep in mind that Garvey’s black nationalism occurred at a time when segregation existed in a large part of the country. Although still a misguided philosophy, there was at least some semblance of legitimacy at a time when Blacks were almost totally excluded from public life throughout the country, and de facto segregation still existed in most of the North.

Baraka kept this anti-White philosophy alive during a later period, during a time of affirmative action.

Similarly, the heydey of the Pan-African movement, associated with DuBois, occurred at a time when colonialism was still dominant in the world. Baraka continued his anti-White message long after colonialism had been overcome.

In other words, Baraka shared responsibility for keeping these nefarious traditions alive at a time, when, presumably, one would have thought they would diminish, with the emergence of Blacks into public life, the emergence of affirmative action, the war on racial profiling (i.e. just another form of affirmative action, instituting a relaxed standard for judging the criminality of Blacks), and the emergent centrality of Black culture into the mainstream of American life, of which Baraka, himself, was part of.

Without people like him, it is possible that the hostility of Blacks to White society (measured, for example, in the overwhelming Black votes for Black candidates, even when they are criminals), would have abated. And of course, he was one of the people responsible for maintaining anti-semitism among dominant sections of the Black Community.

The fact that he had an intellectual veneer, as a playwright and jazz critic, gave him entree into circles that other Blacks, such as Garvey, and even DuBois in his later life, did not have. The Nation of Islam, too, did not have this type of acceptance among Whites — in the early 60s for example, they and Malcolm X were widely seen as standing aloof from the civil rights struggle in the South, where activists were risking their lives.

Looked at dynamically in this way, Baraka’s influence was certainly immense.

Big D, you appear unaware of the Communists’ hostility to civil rights during the first part of the 20th century, and their subordination of Black rights to their own opportunism and Mother Russia. It takes too long to go into it here, but this is well established, and not debated among those whose heads are not in the clouds. The fact that DuBois would latch on to the Communist Party at a time when Blacks were winning court decisions that would soon integrate them into American life, and at a time when Russia, itself, was probably the most colonialist power in the world, shows that the ‘any ways he knew how’ to defeat racism were not very realistic.

Little Al on January 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

This article and your sentiments are just an out-right lie. Amiri is NOT a common household name in the black community, and def NOT the father of hip-hop! WTF? I see what you did too, you used his muslim sounding name to imply and perpetuate muslim hate. You also used it because it sounds like the POTUS, and we all know how you and your audience feel about him. SMH He is more commonly known as LeRoi Jones. You are subtly and cunningly trying to sway your audience to be racist, and trying to validate the ones that already are. What study/statistic did you reference when you quote anti-semitism is common, even celebrated in the black household, and prevalent among higher educated blacks?! That’s nonsense!! I know you aren’t hanging with any (blacks), because your viewpoints are so vile. We wouldn’t have you.Look at his year of birth, the era from where he comes. Can you blame him for disliking whites. What did whites represent when he was growing up? You’ll find LOTS of older Americans who, to this day, on both sides…are still racist. Once again, I despise racism with everything in me, but when will you be sympathetic to blacks that are leery of whites. I don’t like it, but I get it. White America did deplorable things to our ancestors! People are still living who had grandfathers, and uncles, and cousins killed back then. This man was not tolerant of LOTS of groups. Jews, whites, republicans,women, gays, and even blacks…yes, blacks! He has publicly dogged Clarence Thomas, Condaleeza Rice, Spike Lee, on and on. It also seems, in my research, he denounced his early beliefs. When he was interviewed he just said that was long ago, and didn’t stand by his ancient words. Isn’t that the Christian way?? That we can be forgiven and made new? And as for blacks, MOST blacks are sympathetic with the Jewish plight and holocaust. It is our very same story! People like you are dangerous. You put hate and misleading info out there for the zealots to take hold of and get “amped up”. I know your type, God forbid racial tensions reach an all time high and spill over…You, my dear, will have blood on your hands. You contributed!Reminds me of a saying my granny says, “Don’t pass a lick, and hide your hand.”

YoVi on January 13, 2014 at 4:44 am

Ah, the never-ending lost irony of these types of psychos ever vomiting up their insipid BS about how evil whitey/Jewy etc. is, oppressing, suppressing, and repressing them, keepin’ a brothuh down– saying these things in Black owned establishments, while dining on steaks, being chauffeured around in limousines,and being able to get on any airplane at any time and go anywhere they want.

Phreak on January 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I know that I’m late in the game, but better late than never:

Amiri Baraka–R.I.H.

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