Bloodsuckers in the Black Ghetto – 50 Years After the Kerner Commission

The Jewish Store Owners in Black Ghettos: A Long, Long History of Exploitation

Much comment is being made about the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report. Officially, it was called The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in America’s inner cities. Jews are not mentioned as being a cause of the Black riots, but Jews are most assuredly discussed in the 426-page report in Chapter 8, where it refers to “ghetto merchants”:

Ghetto residents believe they are “exploited” by local merchants; and evidence substantiates some of these beliefs. A study conducted in one city by the Federal Trade Commission showed that distinctly higher prices were charged for goods sold in ghetto stores than in other areas.

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Jack Nusan Porter

The Honorable Minister Farrakhan made the VERY SAME assessment as the Kerner Commission’s evaluation of these exploitative inner city merchants and ACCURATELY referred to them as “bloodsuckers.” Jack Nusan Porter, a Jewish sociologist, identified these bloodsucking merchants as being primarily Jewish, in his article titled “Mr. Goldberg and John Henry: The Relationship Between Afro-Americans and American Jews“:

The common stereotype of Jews owning the businesses in Black ghettos is based on solid evidence, not fantasy. Jews in the East and Midwest own a disproportionate number of businesses in Black areas. [Two Jewish researchers have shown] that some 40 percent of the stores are owned by Jews. [Another] study of 458 merchants in 15 cities (14 of the largest plus Gary, Indiana but not including Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, or any other Southern city) had the following religious breakdown of retail merchants: 37.9% were Jewish; 36.0% were Protestant; and 22.9% were Catholic… The breakdown by religion, when race is considered, increases the number: 51.3% of the white merchants are Jewish; 18.7% are Protestant; and 27.0% are Catholic.”

Frederick Law Olmsted

This economic rape of Black communities by mainly Jewish merchants and peddlers goes as far back as the slavery era and is detailed in The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2. The noted writer Frederick Law Olmsted observed in 1856 that

“A swarm of Jews, within the last ten years, has settled in nearly every Southern town, many of them men of no character, opening cheap clothing and trinket shops; ruining, or driving out of business, many of the old retailers, and engaging in an unlawful trade with simple negroes, which is found very profitable.”

After the alleged “emancipation” of Black slaves in 1863, the economic exploitation nonetheless remained the same. Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a keen observer of 19th-century Russian society, where Russian peasantry had very much the same relationship with their Jewish merchant class as Blacks had with them in the American South. His 1877 indictment was biting indeed:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“[T]hey have already leaped en masse upon the millions of liberated Negroes, and have already taken a grip upon them in their, the Jews’, own way, by means of their [everlasting] ‘gold pursuit’ and by taking advantage of the inexperience and vices of the exploited tribe….The Negroes have now been liberated from the slave-owners[, but] they will not last because the Jews…will jump at this new little victim….The Negroes are a treasure for the Jews.”

Mark Twain, the iconic chronicler of Deep Southern culture, concurred. As he saw it:

Mark Twain

“In the Cotton States, after the war, the simple and ignorant Negroes made the crops for the white planter on shares. The Jew came down in force, set up shop on the plantation, supplied all the Negro’s wants on credit, and at the end of the season was proprietor of the Negro’s share of the present crop and of part of the share of his next one. Before long, the whites detested the Jew, and it is doubtful if the Negro loved him.”

In his book The Souls of Black Folk, Black scholar W.E.B. Du Bois wrote of this Jewish exploitation. He observed that Jews had so dominated the post-slavery economy that he concluded harshly that “The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron.” Think about that.

As Blacks migrated to the inner cities to find jobs, Jewish merchants shadowed them. In 1895, a reporter for the New York Daily Tribune observed a scene in the “Negro quarter” of New York City where “the Hebrews across the street stand out in front of their shops and impress the [c]heapness of their goods upon everybody within earshot.” In Harlem, Blumstein’s department store had nothing but Black customers but refused to hire Blacks in anything but menial jobs from the time it opened in 1896 until Black public protests forced a change in 1930.

The Atlantic magazine’s Jewish editor Jeffrey Goldberg just acknowledged his people’s hateful history:

Often in the New South, success of Jewish merchants depended upon winning Black trade. Jewish merchants appeared more courteous…than fellow white merchants. Blacks were often the victims of sales pressure when Jews refused to accept no-sale for an answer.” The process known as ‘Jewing Down’ is when the Black customer was fooled into thinking he was negotiating a better price. It concluded when “Jewish merchant received his desired price and the naïve Black went away with the over-priced goods.”

James Baldwin remembered the Jewish merchants: “[A]ll of them were exploiting us, and that was why we hated them.” At the end of each business day, Jews would close up shop and Blacks would watch them leave the neighborhood with their money.

Highly successful Jewish retailers, like Stein Mart based in Greenville, Mississippi, practiced Jim Crow exclusion even after the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, Jewish department stores had become so well known for their racist policies against their own Black customers that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King and civil rights activists often targeted them with their protests.

James Baldwin

The Kerner Report was thoroughly ignored by the very government that commissioned it, and a succession of immigrants have followed the exploitative Jewish model for their own enrichment. The Koreans are the latest with 9,000 Korean-owned beauty supply stores alone syphoning the bulk of the billion-dollar Black hair care industry. And because these revenue streams have been so lucrative for Jews and their immigrant followers, they have worked tirelessly to destroy any Black leader that advocates that Blacks follow their self-help model. Those leaders that would disrupt that revenue flow [aka blood sucking] are known to Jews as “Black Hitlers” and “anti-Semites.” 

In the end, the lofty recommendations of the Kerner Commission for Black uplift will never be enacted until Blacks themselves take charge and follow The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in his call to “Make Our Own Communities Safe and Decent Places to Live.”




Atlantic Magazine Admits Jewish Role in Slave Trade

Atlantic Magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg
Admits Farrakhan is Right on Jewish Role in Black Slavery

The Atlantic Magazine’s Jewish editor Jeffrey Goldberg has posted an article that details the Jewish role in Black slavery. He confirms that Minister Louis Farrakhan is correct in the assertion that Jews “frequently dominated” the slave trade. The article by John-Paul Pagano was posted on The Atlantic website and contains the following reference material:

“…. During slavery, Jews were slave masters, slave traders, merchants, peddlers, and state[s]men. In general, Jews were everything in the Old South except abolitionists…

Goldberg once Interviewed Min. for FOUR hours, leaving their meeting “fighting himself over how impressed he was.” Apparently, he was so impressed that he finally had to acknowledge that Minister Farrakhan was RIGHT about the Jewish role in Black oppression. See below:

The Atlantic article says this about
Jews and Black Slavery:

“Black and Jewish race relations within America were a microcosm of the greater Black-White race problem beginning in the Colonial Period. The initial Jewish contact with Blacks was an extension of the Dutch Slave Trade in which the Dutch tried desperately to eliminate “Jews and Jobbers” from the Slave Trade. Jewish history in America shows that Jews played an active role in the institution of slavery. Almost from the beginning there were Jewish slaveholders in New Amsterdam [New York]. Rhode Island history shows that Aaron Lopez and Jacob Rivera, refugees from the Spanish Inquisition, were well-known slave traders of colonial Newport. For the most part Jews in the North adopted the prevailing patterns of the people in the North. When slavery died out in the North so did Jewish participation in the institution.

“As a group, Jews did not adopt a position toward slavery in the manner which Quakers made their position clear. When the abolition movement surfaced the Jewish community remained aloof and took no concerted stand on the issue.

“The majority of Black and Jewish contacts in Colonial America was in the southern Colonies, especially South Carolina and Georgia….Jews, as a result, were quite prominent in this colony [South Carolina] as well as Georgia. This fact did not cause Jews to treat Blacks any better than other colonial Whites. As historians Bertram Korn and Jacob R. Marcus indicated, the Jewish treatment toward Blacks did not differ from their fellow white Gentiles.

“The presence of the southern Jews complemented the system of slavery; their mercantilistic interest made slavery a more effective labor system. While most Jews were not to be found on plantations, their activities made the plantation a self-sufficient unit. What was not produced on the plantation was delivered by Jewish merchants. The southern Jew had as much, if not more, to gain by maintaining the system of slavery as any other white segment within the South. During the Civil War Jews defended the system which insured them acceptance and success in the South. Neither the Civil War nor Reconstruction changed the southern Jews’ perception of Blacks as an animal to be used and exploited.

“The belief that Jews were superior to Blacks was not alien to Jewish circles. An article in a Jewish newspaper in 1863 illustrated that some Jews had a strong leaning in the direction of white supremacy:

‘We know not how to speak in the same breath of the Negro and the Israelite. The very names have startling opposite sounds—one representing all that is debased and inferior in the hopeless barbarity and heathenism of six thousand years; the other, the days when Jehovah conferred on our fathers the glorious equality which led the Eternal to converse with them and allow them to enjoy the communion of angels. Thus the abandoned fanatics insult the choice of God himself in endeavoring to reverse the inferiority which He stamped on the African to make him compeer even in bondage of His chosen people. There is no parallel between such races…The judicious in all the earth agree that to proclaim the African equal to the surrounding races would be a farce which would lead the civilized conservatives of the world to denounce this outrage.’

“The above blunt opinion reflected Jewish sentiment about Blacks after slavery ended.

“In the New South Jews were deeply ingrained in the southern system. Historian John S. Ezell stated:

‘Probably in no other region of the United States have Jews been so integrated with the general population or subject to less discrimination. Most came into the South after a period of assimilation in the North. They were welcomed because of their business connection which fitted in well with the philosophy of the New South as they quickly occupied an impartial position in the retail dry-good business.’

“Often in the New South, success of Jewish merchants depended upon winning Black trade. Jewish merchants appeared more courteous…than fellow white merchants. Blacks were often the victims of sales pressure when Jews refused to accept no-sale for an answer. …. ‘Jewing Down’…. The Jewish merchant received his desired price and the naïve Black went away with the over-priced goods.”

[end of excerpt from The Atlantic]

—From “Historical Impressions of Black-Jewish Relations prior to World War II,” in Strangers & Neighbors: Relations between Blacks & Jews in the United States, edited by Maurianne Adams and John Bracey (Amherst: Univ. of Mass. Press, 1999), pp. 34-36.

The statement above on the Jewish involvement in Black slavery and Black oppression was presented by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor of the Atlantic Magazine. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has presented precisely the SAME history and yet he is called “anti-Semitic.”