Late yesterday, MSNBC host Toure issued an apology on Twitter after saying surviving the Holocaust was a result of the "power of whiteness." Here is his original tweet.
The power of whiteness: RT @hope_and_chains: My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work.— Touré (@Toure) May 23, 2014
And the apology.
Late last week, I foolishly got involved in a twitter exchange regarding an article about reparations... (1 of 3).— Touré (@Toure) May 27, 2014
It was a dumb idea by me to debate serious and nuanced topics in 140 characters or less... (Cont.)— Touré (@Toure) May 27, 2014
In an attempt to comment on racism in post World War II America, I used a shorthand that was insensitive and wrong. (Cont.)— Touré (@Toure) May 27, 2014
...I am very sorry and will make sure this doesn’t happen again.— Touré (@Toure) May 27, 2014
I'll leave you with this:
Alright, @toure, I’ll bite. Let’s hear the long version of white privilege accruing to concentration camp survivors.— #BringBackTheH2 (@TheH2) May 27, 2014