May 19, 2011

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MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Dr. Cornel West engaged in a spirited debate about President Obama. The debate was surrounding controversial comments West made about the president. The most controversial of these comments was when he called Obama "a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it."

Dr. West also went on to clarify his statements as to why he thinks Obama "has a fear of free black men." He said that he thinks Obama "has a predilection much more toward upper middle class white brothers and Jewish brothers [and] a certain distance from free black men who will tell him the truth."

All this is very interesting. It looks like Dr. West and Tavis Smiley are not letting up on their criticisms of the President. I'm all for criticism but I think we have to keep things in perspective as well. We need to hold all our electeed officials accountable not just President Obama because he happens to look like us.

It'll be interesting to see where this all leads. I'm pretty sure Dr. West is catching hell for criticizing President Obama. Black folks don't take too kindly to someone criticizing the President.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. West came to my campus a year ago and I was not impressed. I tend to agree with the 2nd contributor Dr. Melissa. Dr. West is intelligient enough to offer a substantive critique of the president but what he does is slam the man. There's a reason for that. Was it because he was dissed? Maybe. But I view it as hatin' because he's not offering a substantive critique. He's being very vague and malicious.