From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:
Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory attacks Starbucks for including ADL in bias trainings
April 18, 2018 11:00am
(JTA) — A Women’s March leader mired in controversy because of her association with the virulently anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has attacked Starbucks for including the Anti-Defamation League among its advisers on bias.
Tamika Mallory in a tweet Tuesday evening accused the Jewish group of “constantly attacking black and brown people.”
The coffee giant said Tuesday that it had solicited counseling from a number of groups, including the ADL, the NAACP and others, after national outrage following the arrest last weekend of two black men sitting at one of its Philadelphia outlets.
Starbucks announced Tuesday that it would close its more than 8,000 stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education with staff.
“So you are aware, Starbucks was on a decent track until they enlisted the Anti-Defamation League to build their anti-bias training,” Mallory tweeted. “The ADL is CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people. This is a sign that they are tone deaf and not committed to addressing the concerns of black folks. Be clear about what’s happening here.”
Mallory wasn’t specific in her criticism, although the ADL had criticized her and Women’s March in February after Mallory tweeted enthusiastically about her attendance at a speech in which Farrakhan attacked Jews, women and the LGBTQ community.
The ADL’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, was one of several national and local experts Starbucks had asked to consult on racial bias following the weekend’s incident. The others include Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
This kind of black versus Jewish spatting goes way back, such as the Brownsville-Ocean Hill war in the New York public schools in the late 1960s in which newly empowered black activists tried to fire the Jewish and Irish schoolteachers, the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered), and so forth and so on.
The usual resolution is that both sides eventually agree to never mention the incident again and instead to blame White People even more than before.