Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN on Thursday after comments he made at a United Nations event commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Wednesday.
MARC LAMONT HILL: Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely from Gandhi and nonviolence.
Rather, slave revolts and self-defense and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom. If we are in true solidarity, we must allow them the same range of opportunity and political possibility.
We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves.
We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must promote non violence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing...
To commit to political action, grass-roots action, local action, and international action that will give us what justice requires and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea.