From the "MLA Members for Justice in Palestine" Twitter account:
#MLA17 The boycott resolution fails (79 for, 113 against) and the anti-boycott resolution passes (101 for, 93 no). #MLABoycott17 For shame!— MLAMJP (@MLAM4JP) January 7, 2017
Yes, it is shameful that antisemites got as many votes as they did, but the tide in academia is definitety turning against boycotts of Israel.
The same "progressives" retweeted another tweet that oddly enough blames the MLA itself for being too white, and says that this is the reason the boycott resolution failed:
#MLABoycott17 Considering how white that room was...I'm not surprised at how it turned out. Excluding bodies of color is an old tactic.— BlaQ.Heart (@AgentMFReportin) January 7, 2017
In there course of a few hours the MLA has gone from being a liberal academic bastion to a racist white men's club.
I'm sure that this will go over well with the members when they try again next year.