Women’s March founder calls on leaders to step down over failure to reject anti-Semitism

Women’s March founder calls on leaders to step down over failure to reject anti-Semitism
Linda Sarsour following her arrest at the Women’s March on Washington

[Ed. – It’s a big move.  It doesn’t make the Women’s March more congenial to classically liberal Western values, but it’s encouraging to see someone on the far left denounce anti-Semitism and expect others to do so as well.  Net positive.]

Women’s March founder Teresa Shook, a Hawaii-based grandmother whose Facebook post started the event after the 2016 election, denounced the current leadership of the group Monday. She called for the Women’s March co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez to resign their posts over their failure to denounce anti-Semitism and other “hateful, racist rhetoric.”

“Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course,” Shook wrote in a Facebook post. “I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs.”

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