Cornel West: Obama Pushing Blacks 'To the Back of the Bus' in Favor of Gays and Lesbians

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    Jul 03, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    Wow, I didn't see this coming. Practically nobody in the black community speaks ill of the President.

    It’s been a great week for gay activists, but Dr. Cornel West is not happy. As the postmodern professor par excellence explained to radio host Tavis Smiley last Sunday, the advances made by gays and lesbians mean that “we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus”:

    "Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say. The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, [and] our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center."


    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/352559/cornel-west-blacks-being-pushed-back-bus-favor-gays-and-lesbians-will-allen
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    Jul 03, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
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    Jul 03, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    PaulaDeen saidIm surprized Obama cared about either gays or blacks. He has yet to do anything for blacks, so I don't know what Dr. West is talking about.
    We aren't on the back of the bus, we missed it.


    I remember Maxine Waters (she's a Rep from one of the districts out here in LA) pointing something like that out a few years ago. Here was her quote:

    "The Congressional Black Caucus loves the President, too. We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community. We don’t know that."


    And yet, we all voted for him.... again.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-waters-pushes-back-at-obama-during-congressional-black-caucus-talk-were-getting-tired/
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    Jul 03, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    chefBH saidWow, I didn't see this coming. Practically nobody in the black community speaks ill of the President.

    What makes you say that? People have been tired of him since midway through his first term. Google "Obama black community disappointed" and you'll find a load of criticism from the Black community.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 03, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    SOUTHBEACH,

    Coming from you, nobody should be the least bit surprised that this is nothing more than another in your very long line of anti OBAMA posts.

    Apparently you didn't notice, but it was the SUPREME COURT, not President Obama, that gutted DOMA, and allowed gay marriages to proceed, in California.
  • jayatl56

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    Jul 03, 2013 1:11 PM GMT
    Could it be that the black community just expected him to cater to them? A tenant in a rental property I own has a photo of the President on the wall with the caption "Our Savior" on it. Has that been the thinking of the community at large? That he would open the treasury to take care of his people? I've actually read that many thought just that - that loans would be paid off, special mortgage relief to homeowners in distress, etc. It never came and now they're disappointed in him. He's an Uncle Tom.
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    Jul 03, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    jayatl56 saidCould it be that the black community just expected him to cater to them? A tenant in a rental property I own has a photo of the President on the wall with the caption "Our Savior" on it. Has that been the thinking of the community at large? That he would open the treasury to take care of his people? I've actually read that many thought just that - that loans would be paid off, special mortgage relief to homeowners in distress, etc. It never came and now they're disappointed in him.


    I think that's a big part of it, yes, but I wouldn't say it's the entire black community nor even a majority of the black community, but probably a "significant" number of black Americans.



    jayatl56 said He's an Uncle Tom.


    That's the first time I've ever seen that label attached to President Obama. Usually it's hurled at Justice Thomas.