Amiri Baraka, black poet condemned as anti-Semitic, dies

11.01.2014                      10.Schwat.5774                      Beschalach

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Amiri Baraka, black poet condemned as anti-Semitic, dies

Baraka suggested Israel knew in advance of the 9/11 attacks; wrote "I got the extermination blues, jewboys. I got the hitler syndrome figured".

Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died.
Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. But Baraka, who died Thursday at age 79, also could be hateful….