Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birds of a Feather: Racist by Association

by Giovanni Neal
Rhetoric Race and Religion Blogger

In the light of Andrew Breitbart’s untimely demise, there has been a big stir about the elusive Obama “college” videos. Brietbart was known for inflating the truth to inflate his own ego, but could the videos show something new? Breitbart really made the videos seem like they would have conclusive evidence of President Obama’s radical past.

The videos that were released by have been a big snooze to everyone. The videos were just another big race baiting let down. The videos show people supporting Professor Bell’s push to integrate Harvard. Which makes sense, because he was a trailblazer during the integration of the Ivy League.

There’s nothing in the videos to incriminate President Obama, but blogs like the Blaze, insist on painting this dead, first Black, tenured, Harvard Professor as a race-baiting bigot, and therefore Barack Obama must to, be a race-baiting bigot. It’s the Jeremiah Wright argument all over again. First they sullied the name of Wright, a preacher, in the name of Obama. Obama was (is) Christian, but that wasn’t (isn't) good enough because he was a radical Black Christian with a phony theology. So they went after his pastor. This time they are willing to sully the name of a civil rights pioneer to get to Obama. Who are the real bad guys?

Jut like with Wright, conservatives are going far and wide to paint Derek Bell as a racist, in order to make President Obama look like a member of the Black Panther Party. However, it was okay for Ron Paul to be supported by the KKK. No complaints there.

Fighting for civil rights was the result of racism. Yes they were fighting for one race, out of a need to correct the social injustice of not being treated as equal humans. Had our country included Blacks and women as people from its inception, Blacks and women wouldn’t need any "special privileges" today.

Derek Bell was trying to become tenured at Harvard during the Civil Rights Movement. He was denied that luxury, until America started signing on to the concept of social injustice and civil rights. What do Conservatives expect to find in his past?

Also, I thought this was about President Obama. Why are they picking on the departed Derek Bell? It couldn’t possibly be because he’s black.
See the video in question below


Anonymous said...

Mr. Thomas

I am Black. Would your questions and assertions be different if I were introducing the Breitbart Obama Tape. Birds of a feather flock together.

Association brings on assimilation. Evil communication corrupts good manners. Obama said in one of his books, he found himself hanging out

with the Marxist.

Dreams of my Fathers by Barack Hussein Obama
To avoid being mistaken for a [racial] sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.
…there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated.
No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
[75-76]:end quote

Anonymous said...

the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer“
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972)
“Thirteen years after Alinsky died, some of his former students hired Barack Obama to a $13,000 a year job as a community organizer in South Chicago. In a few years he became very proficient in the Alinsky Method of community organizing and became an instructor and teacher of the Alinsky Method to other community organizers.”

Barack's Associations: Bill Ayers Bernandine Dorhn Anita Dunn Arne Duncan Ezekiel Emanuel Valerie Jarrett Van Jones Andy Stern Jimmy Hoffa Jr. Cass Sunstein Samantha Powers
Jeremiah Wright doctrine Liberation Theology Jim Wallis adviser to Barack philosophy Social Justice

Liberation theology[1] is a Christian movement in political theology which interprets the teachings of Jesus Christ in terms of a liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions. It has been described by proponents as "an interpretation of Christian faith through the poor's suffering, their struggle and hope, and a critique of society and the Catholic faith and Christianity through the eyes of the poor",[2] and by detractors as Christianized Marxism.[3]

Blame Girl said...

Too many conservative talking points. So what he hung out with Marxist in college. He's not liberal enough I say. Who cares that a black man fought for black rights. Doesn't make him racist. Yes the conversation on race has shifted, but true equality has not yet been attained. To this day it seems like the only place willing to hire professional blacks are the govt. The income gap disgusts me and is proof, blacks should still be fighting for their rights. This black professor, was the first to get tenure at Harvard and had to fight for that. So what that doesn't mean he was a racist, but he was affected by racism. Saul Alinsky died when Barack Obama was 10.