(Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Following the widespread urban rioting across American inner cities in the summer of 1967, the Johnson administration convened the Kerner Commission to find the causes of the rioting — and they found that one of the contributing factors was how racist Jewish merchants were ‘over-represented’ in the economic exploitation of Blacks in the ghettos:
Jews are “proportionally over-represented in ghetto business” and a large proportion of such retail merchants “exploit” and “mistreat” Negroes, according to the findings of new supplementary studies released this weekend by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders.
The report also disclosed that a minimal number of white social workers aiding ghetto Negroes were Jews. “With regard to religion, only six percent of the social workers were Jewish, while 60 percent were Protestant, and twenty-eight percent were Catholic,” according to the new study. The figures were based on a survey of 15 large cities.
Former Gov. Otto Kerner, of Illinois, chairman of the Commission, and New York Mayor John V, Lindsay, vice-chairman, submitted the new report to President Johnson. It was prepared by the survey research center of the Institute for Social Research of the University of Michigan.
A portion of the survey dealt with the charges by the black community against merchants trading in the ghetto areas, “With regard to religion, our sample seems to back up the popular notion that Jews are proportionately over-represented in ghetto business. Thirty-nine percent of our sample of ghetto merchants were Jewish, with Protestants (35 percent) and Catholics (24 percent) making up the rest of the total.”
“Thus,” said the report, “our typical merchant was a man about 50 years old with a high school education, who moved to his present city in his early twenties. He was most likely Jewish, voted Democratic, and owned his own home…He had not been active in civil rights organizations (only 11 percent are members of civil rights groups).”
The report asserted: “The merchants in our sample were among the most unsympathetic to the plight of the ghetto Negro of any occupational group in the study…Along with this lack of sympathy, they showed a series of beliefs from which one can infer that, in our sample at least, some merchants engaged in unethical practices. Further, the merchants endorsed attitudes about Negroes that would lead us to believe that they are apt to treat Negro customers considerably less well than white customers.”
Not all of the retail merchants in the ghetto were condemned “but a sizeable percentage, from 25 to 50 percent, seem to do business in a way that leaves many improvements to be desired.” The report warned: “As long as these improvements are not made, the retail merchant in our urban ghettos will continue to be one of the primary targets of Negro antagonism.”
It wasn’t just the Jewish merchants who exploited the Negroes — so did the Jewish slumlords who were also vastly over-represented as absentee ghetto landlords.
And no much has changed in the last 55 years — today Jewish slumlords dominate the “worst landlord” lists in many major U.S. cities.
And not surprisingly, the Wikipedia entry on the Kerner Commission fails to mention this role the exploitative Jewish merchants played in fomenting the simmering resentment among Blacks in the ghettos that ultimately lead to the riots.
Of course, the Kerner Commission Report ultimately blamed the rioting on generic “White racism” rather than the exploitative Jewish merchants and slumlords.
But this conclusion should come as no surprise considering that the Chairman of the Kerner Commission was the Jewish lawyer/activist, David Ginsburg — who was also one of the many Jewish founders of the “progressive” Americans For Democratic Action group, which Senator Joseph McCarthy suspected of communist ties.
And notice how the Report pointed out that Christian charities were far more active in the ghettos than Jewish ones — indicating that the Christian merchants gave back to the Black communities while the Jewish merchants largely exploited them — and were far more likely to openly treat their Black customers in “racist” ways.
While “progressive” Jews founded and lead the NAACP for many decades, they did so, not because they felt any particular sympathy for the plight of Blacks — but rather because advancing and controlling Blacks in a White Christian America was a strategy to break up White solidarity and social cohesion — which ultimately benefited the Jews through their tried and true strategy of “divide and conquer.”
We find proof of this agenda in one of the recommendations of the Kerner Commission Report:
“Providing employment for the swelling Negro ghetto population will require …opening suburban residential areas to Negroes and encouraging them to move closer to industrial centers…”
Rather than support Blacks in starting their own businesses in the inner cities so as to not be economically dependent on Whites, they instead recommended moving Blacks into the prosperous White suburbs — which is exactly what has happened — with the same result — when the Blacks moved in, crime went up, property values plummeted, and Whites moved further out beyond the suburbs into the “ex-burbs.”
All of which raises the question — Black city neighborhoods were far more prosperous under Jim Crow segregation laws because they were forced to live there and make the best of it on their own — so why not encourage Blacks to re-take their own neighborhoods and build them up on their own — with Blacks supporting only Black-owned businesses while boycotting Jewish-owned businesses?
The simple answer is that any type of Black economic independence is not “good for the Jews” — they have always promoted racially integrated neighborhoods, which undermines and destroys White solidarity.
Jews want Blacks to continue to be dependent on government noblesse oblige — and continue to convince Blacks that all their problems are caused by “White racism” and the “legacy of slavery” — conveniently leaving out the fact that Jews dominated the slave trade in the Americas.
And while today the Jewish supremacist organization — the Anti-Defamation League — claims that the “happy merchant” is an antisemitic Jewish “stereotype,” this 1968 article from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency points out that this “popular notion” of the exploitative Jewish merchant is supported by the facts — and doesn’t smear the “popular notion” as merely an antisemitic “canard.”
However, typical of Blacks’ lack of impulse control and propensity toward violence, these devastating riots only served to make their economic plight far worse — in Detroit alone 800 businesses were burned, looted, and destroyed — and the city has yet to fully recover from the legacy of that senseless, self-inflicted violence.