"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

U.S. artist "made to dance" by Israeli security

"Israeli airport security officers made an African American member of the New York-based Alvin Ailey dance troupe perform steps for them before letting him enter the country, the group said on Tuesday."

Here we go again being RACIST toward Israel.

Think I am wrong? Why did Alvin Ailey issue this statement?

After all:
"The spokesman said Jackson was no stranger to this kind behavior because he had been asked to do the same during a visit to the Dominican Republic."

Yet we never heard this be made an issue when it happened in a Spanish Country, only when entering a Jewish country.

OH I just LOVE The quotes around the words made to dance, as if there is another implication, yet it was exactly that, made to dance.

I am feeling very Susan Powterish this week...STOP THE MADNESS.


Da Old Man said...

Interesting how the article stated Israeli officials "made" him dance, yet the D.R. officials "asked" him.
I have to wonder why they chose such language. Oh, never mind. I already know the answer. :)

Lauren said...

D.O.M., Nice catch. Didn't even notice that one. Can you say RACISM???

dani c said...

Wow, if that isn't racism at its best.

Lauren said...

Dani, OH the hypocracy and craptoprocy!