Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN for what was deemed to be hate speech in his speech to the United Nations concerning Palestine. Since the speech, the people calling Hill anti-Sematic have pointed to one line at the end of the speech.
Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” repeating a phrase — “from the river to the sea” — that has been used by terror groups intent on the destruction of Israel.From Washington Post
Hill has disputed this claim, stating that earlier in the speech he talked about going back to the 1967 borders before the Six-Day War.
Hill apologized for how his words have been received, but still stands by his overall view of Palestinians living in occupied situation.
The backlash from Hill’s speech is good example of people being outraged over something they don’t even fully understand. Not many people have listened to Hill’s speech, instead they have locked into one phrase.
We live in a society where it’s a race to see who can voice their outrage first. There’s no longer room for differing views, and constructive conversation. Now it’s all about who yells the loudest, and who’s comment can go viral or get the most retweets.
As a fan of Hill, I hope some network or some form of media picks him up. His commentary is important in this day and age.
Here’s Hill on the The Breakfast Club talking about his speech and being fired from CNN
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!