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MSNBC’s Touré slammed for tweet touting white privilege of Holocaust survivors

 Toure and daughter Fairuz Neblett attend the 'Rio 2' special screening after party at Le Parker Meridien on March 30, 2014 in New York City.
Toure and daughter Fairuz Neblett attend the 'Rio 2' special screening after party at Le Parker Meridien on March 30, 2014 in New York City.
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MSNBC’s Touré Neblett found himself on the receiving end of criticism from a number of people after issuing a tweet indicating that those who survived Hitler's "Final Solution" did so only because of their whiteness, Twitchy reported Saturday. Mediaite explained the tweet was the result of Neblett's advocacy of an article in The Atlantic that makes the case for reparations.

"How much do I owe for what Dems did in the first half of the century, while my family was in Eurppe running from Nazis, or in Dachau?" one person asked Neblett on Twitter. "My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work."

Neblett responded: "The power of whiteness."

That message prompted angry responses from a number of people, including the person whose family survived the Holocaust.

"Not sure if I'm reading this right, but I think Toure & Co. are saying my family's overcoming Hitler was abt white privilege," said Twitter user "Dat's Racis' (.com)."

"Wow," another person said, calling Neblett's tweet "mind boggling ignorance." Another person said his message was a "foul, ignorant, racist sentiment." Many others took Neblett to task using language we cannot quote here, while several called the MSNBC host a racist.

"I guess the only thing that would have fixed racism is having even more Jews killed in their Privilege Camps, right @Toure?" one person asked.

Others went after NBC, the parent network that runs the far-left MSNBC.

"This is what Tim Russert's network has become, that this is acceptable," one person said on Twitter.

"Let's play the 'imagine if a Fox News host said that' game," another person added.

"The MSM jumps all over @megynkelly for talking about white santa, but privileged Jews in concentration camps? Give @Toure a medal," tweeted Twitter user "Chris Barnhart." Last December, Neblett called Kelly a white supremacist for saying Santa Clause is white.

Neblett said nothing more on the subject, Mediaite added. It's not the first time the MSNBC host has come under fire for race-baiting comments on Twitter.

After making racist attacks, the MSNBC host was schooled by Dr. Ben Carson, who called Neblett a liar using third-grade tactics. Neblett also claimed the use of the word "crime" is racial code and came under intense criticism for race-baiting remarks he made against Mitt Romney during the 2012 election.

"In the end," Mediaite said of Neblett's latest remarks, "this is just one more reason why it’s often best to keep some thoughts to yourself."