Jemele Hill Says America Is Nazi Germany

Jemele Hill, ESPN's favorite Colin Kaepernick documentary producer, is at it again Tweeting this evening that America was nearly as bad as Nazi Germany. Interestingly, this statement, that the United States was just as bad as Nazi Germany, is the exact same thing Adolf Hitler said to try and encourage other countries not to fight the Nazis in World War II. So it's good to see Jemele recycling Hitler's talking points eighty years after Hitler made them himself.

Jemele's idiotic comments came in relation to "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" -- a new book by Isabel Wilkerson -- which was first introduced to the masses as part of Oprah Winfrey's Book Club. She called it the most important book she has ever selected for her readers.

Jemele Hill -- who we now know is part of that book club -- has joined the fray by commenting about the book on Twitter. Her take was more typical of.... well, Jemele Hill. The reactions to Jemele Hill were... well, what you expect of those who would follow and reply to Jemele Hill.

The short version is that she calls America worse than Nazi Germany. Which is insane. The long version is this thread:

Oh, by the way, the book is based on India's caste system, yet Hill and the author were able to transpose those things to America and tie it to Black Lives Matter. America has never had a caste system, of course, but playing in the Victim Olympics needed a new event.

About “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” (Penguin Random House)

Drawing parallels between the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson outlines a revolutionary framework for understanding how caste plays out across civilisations, both historically and today. Backed by years of research, she identifies eight ideological pillars that underlie all caste systems. Using riveting stories from the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, an ordinary single father and his toddler son, and many others, Wilkerson shows how the insidious undertow of caste is experienced by each of us every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their debasement of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.