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Bug #30358 closed:withdrawn

American jews were the most ardent supporter of civil rights

This bug appeared in a news report published by english.aljazeera.net/ on Oct 11, 2011 by ian buruma. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

Ian Buruma states American jews were among the most ardent supporters of civil rights during the 50's and 60's.


bor edwell has not contacted english.aljazeera.net/

Bug History

Oct 12, 2011 2:25 am Open bor edwell
Oct 14, 2011 1:09 pm Open: Under Discussion Mark Follman
Oct 18, 2011 9:41 pm Closed: Withdrawn bor edwell

Discussion Leave a comment

Bor- It's not clear what you are flagging as an error here. Can you specify what you believe needs to be corrected and why in the story cited?

Oct 14, 2011 1:09 pm

Sorry, not a "bug." Is the statement less fact and more fiction? Blacks have historically vocalized their disappointment with the failure of American Jews to collectively and vociferously respond to American apartheid. Mr. Buruma's contention needs closer examination.

Oct 14, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks for your reply. It seems like what you're describing here is more a matter of general historical interpretation or opinion, rather than dispute of a specific reported fact in the story. If you agree, feel free to change this bug's status to "Closed: withdrawn."

Oct 18, 2011 6:12 pm