Women's March founder as MLK keynote speech at UNC Asheville

As the number of people and organizations abandoning the Women's March over anti-Semitism grows, one of the founders of the movement is still set to appear at UNC-Asheville. Tamika Mallory is scheduled to deliver the keynote address next Thursday - as part of the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.

Mallory is one of the leaders who has come under fire for anti-Semitism.

Last week, UNCA defended it's decision to invite Mallory.

Since then, however, a host of organizations have dropped their support, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Including the DNC:

The Democratic National Committee has withdrawn its sponsorship of  the Women's March, amidst controversy over the ties of the group's  co-chairs to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and allegations of  anti-Semitism.

The DNC joins other groups that have withdrawn sponsorship, such as  the Southern Poverty Law Center and EMILY’s List, Jewish News Syndicate reports. The National Organization for Women and the NAACP also appear to have removed their official support for the Women's March.

Tali Goldsheft, a Brooklyn-based critic of the Women's March leaders,  said on Twitter that about 300 other groups are no longer listed as  partners with the march.

Mallory was on The View this week, where she could not bring herself to condemn Louis Farrakhan or his anti-Semitism:

 


Today at 4:30, I'll talk with Naomi Friedman - who founded the social media group Stop BDS on Campus.




Pete's Prep: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

  • The lawyer for a man who punched an 11-year old girl at the Asheville Mall over the weekend says his client suffers from PTSD due to a traumatic brain injury, and that he he felt threatened when the pack of youths surrounded, yelled, and made physical contact with him.

  • The contractor accused of paying kickbacks to win Buncombe County contracts while enriching government managers denies the charges, and is suing the county. Also, former County Manager Wanda Greene pleaded guilty today in court

  • As it becomes clearer that Gov. Roy Cooper used a state permit to squeeze money and concessions from Duke Energy in an apparent pay-to-play scheme, John Hood in the Carolina Journal asks Democrats if they can "honestly say these  events wouldn’t trouble you if the governor in question were a  Republican?"


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