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Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK)




Members of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK), a Hebrew Israelite group based in Upper Derby, near Philadelphia, are conducting weekly protests outside shops at Liberty Place, in Center City. Protesters shout, “The white man is the devil,” and other epithets, which Israelite leader Commander General Yahanna calls “shock treatment.” He says, “You white people can rest assure [sic]. We’re not going to riot. We’re not gonna burn down your cities. What we are going to do, though, is fix Black and Hispanic people.” (NBC Philadelphia, 7/19/13) [IT 4.3 2013]