Sunday, July 09, 2017

Jewish group outraged over Jay-Z lyric about 'Jews owning all the property'

The Anti-Defamation League, an organization that monitors bigotry in the United States and abroad, voiced its objection to a line from a song on Jay-Z’s new album.

The lyric from ‘The Story of O.J.,’ the second track from Jay-Z’s latest studio album titled 4:44 reads: ‘You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit/You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it.’

The ADL says that line about Jews ‘owning all the property’ reinforces age-old stereotypes related to supposed Jewish control of finance.

'We do not believe it was Jay-Z's intent to promote anti-Semitism,' an ADL official told Rolling Stone.

‘On the contrary, we know that Jay-Z is someone who has used his celebrity in the past to speak out responsibly and forcefully against the evils of racism and anti-Semitism.

'[But] the lyric does seem to play into deep-seated anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews and money.

‘The idea that Jews “own all the property” in this country and have used credit to financially get ahead are odious and false.

‘Yet, such notions have lingered in society for decades, and we are concerned that this lyric could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish “control” of the banks and finance.’



Anonymous said...

Jews think that their religion makes them special.

Anonymous said...

Jay-Z is obviously anti-Semitic. This makes hike a lesser life form in my eyes just as the NAZI's were.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Anon 3:12 believes that some humans are lesser life forms, then invokes the Nazis.
Irony much?