A prominent rabbi who met with Nick Cannon says the television host and producer is "genuinely concerned about the hurt" he caused by making anti-Semitic remarks, and they intend to work together to reject hate. (July 17)
ABRAHAM COOPER: It was obvious that he's concerned that people will see his apology as being sincere. This is a person who appears to genuinely be concerned about the hurt that he caused, that his words caused. He wanted to also explain-- and I think he did-- you know, what it is that many African Americans see in Louis Farrakhan. And I was quite explicit about what American Jews see in Louis Farrakhan.
He was also concerned about, well, so how do we go from-- you know, what do we do from here? We both said it almost the same time. How do we roll up our sleeves? What can we do together? So we're going to have an additional meeting this coming Monday.