Trump was properly vilified for for saying there were some "very fine people" among neo-Nazis. There aren't, they're neo-Nazis. And no mater how much needed solace Ms. Mallory received when it was critical to her life, it doesn't excuse a career of spreading hate by Louis Farrakhan.
Al Franken took a joke photograph years earlier when he was a comedian -- and when entertaining U.S. troops at war -- and resigned from the United States Senate.
Meghan McCain was correct today on The View and Joy Behar was wrong. There's no wiggle room here, as unfortunate and uncomfortable as it is for Ms. Mallory who otherwise has such noble qualities and co-founded an important organization. The lifelong hate speech of Farrakhan is hate speech and vile. Period. This isn't about someone who years ago did something politically incorrect that he's deeply-apologized for. Louis Farrakhan is a person who has built himself on a foundation of hatred and is still at it today.
If Tamika Mallory wants to regain her credibility as a "freedom fighter," she has to do no less than what Barack Obama when he set the standard. She must show that she understands why what Louis Farrakhan stands for is unacceptable on every level and not to be tolerated, even by those who benefited from his organization when it was critical to her. Period.,