Women’s March Severs Ties With Antisemites Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory (Updated)
This is promising news for those who want to be part of the Women’s March, but detest the Jew hatred of some of its founding members.
The Women’s March reportedly severed ties with three of its founding board members following controversies that have included accusations of anti-Semitic rhetoric weakening the group’s mission.
National co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour stepped down from their positions on Sunday, opening the doors for 16 new board members of diverse backgrounds to repair relationships with activist groups and the Jewish community, The Washington Post reported Monday.
While the three are no longer pictured on the website’s board of directors’ page, the organization has been slow to announce the reported departures officially.
Each was expected to “transition off of the Women’s March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations,” the organization said Monday in a statement obtained by the Post.
Many of the new board reportedly acknowledged “mistakes and missteps” in the past, though they didn’t provide specific instances. Under the previous leadership, the Women’s March was regularly under fire over its ties to anti-Semitic groups and comments deemed anti-Semitic.
Although the jury is still out, given antisemitism has permeated the progressive movement.
Meanwhile, Sarsour is claiming this is just is a matter of them completing their terms, nothing more.
My tendency is not to believe a word she says. But either way, good riddance to bad trash.
Update: Apparently their replacements are no improvement.