American TV personality Toure' Neblett
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MSNBC host Touré Neblett apologized for a tweet in which he suggested that Jewish survivors of the Holocaust succeeded to do so because they are white.

 “Late last week, I foolishly got involved in a twitter exchange regarding an article about reparations,” Touré tweeted on Tuesday afternoon in a series of three tweets. “It was a dumb idea by me to debate serious and nuanced topics in 140 characters or less. In an attempt to comment on racism in post World War II America, I used a shorthand that was insensitive and wrong. I am very sorry and will make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

His original tweet:

Efraim Zuroff, director of the Israel office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Blaze on Tuesday that the tweet “is obviously absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism. It’s reverse-racism basically.”

The writer of the tweet, who goes by the handle @hope_and_chains, told the Daily Caller, “It didn’t really hit me at first that what Toure said was really, really low.” His grandfather moved to the United States after surviving Dachau.