Mort Klein, president of a major Jewish pro-Israel group, berated a reporter who called to ask about a joke Klein had made about black people being good dancers in a national magazine story.
Klein is the president of the Zionist Organization Of America, a leading right-wing pro-Israel group.
“What are you, stupid? What are you, stupid?” Klein said. “Each different peoples have different talents that everyone knows. And everyone knows that blacks are, on average, are better dancers than other people.”
He added that “most people know” that Asians “are smarter on average than other people in America.”
“I want you to put in there that I was in Mississippi fighting for black voter rights in the ’60s,” Klein said. He said that he was jailed for a night in Mississippi as a result of his activism.
“I don’t even think about difference in colors,” Klein said. “Except I recognize that whites cannot compete with blacks in basketball… and on average, blacks are much better dancers. That’s simply a fact.”
(Of course it’s also a fact that Whites are much better at keeping a job and performing satisfactorily, but it’s totally wacist to say that!)