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Blacks and Jews

In the wake of Joe Lieberman's selection as Al Gore's running mate, some blacks are questioning Lieberman's stands against affirmative action and in favor of school vouchers. And one anti-Lieberman comment by a black NAACP official in Dallas turned into an anti-Semitic remark that got him fired. NPR's Phillip Martin reports that once, blacks and Jews stood as allies against the discrimination both faced. Now, their political relationship is marked by what many Jews call "anti-Semitism" and what many blacks see as "racism." But the reality is more complex than that.

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