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Dr. Cornel West Calls Al Sharpton “The Bonafide House Negro Of The Obama Plantation”


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Dr. Cornell West is apparently pissed off with Al Sharpton’s new position and transformation of image as a Civil Rights Leader.

West likened Al Sharpton to a slave in response to his speech delivery during the 50th Anniversary Ceremony of the historic March on Washington earlier this week.

Public intellectual Cornel West tore into many of this week’s speeches surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech, accusing everyone from President Obama to Rev. Al Sharpton of “sanitizing” Dr. King’s vision.

“Brother Martin himself, I think, would’ve been turning over in his grave,” West said of the event. “[King would have wanted] people to talk about Wall Street criminality, he wants people to talk about war crimes, or drones dropping bombs on innocent people,” he asserted.

“Instead,” he lamented, “we saw the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Barack Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton.” West went further declaring that Sharpton’s decline was “supported by [MSNBC analyst] Michael Dyson and others who’ve prostituted themselves in a very ugly and vicious way.”

West and Tavis Smiley both lamented that black leadership has become “so sold-out” so as not to have the courage to be a “bull in the china shop,” break rank, and talk about “racism, poverty, and militarism” at an otherwise “bought-out” event.

It doesn’t get more disrespectful than a black high-profile public figure comparing President Obama’s administration to that of a slave plantation.

Wow!!! I must admit Sharpton being Obama’s bullet proof vest is extremely annoying, always going on the defense for the president against his adversaries. Sharpton has switched positions all in the name of MSNBC and the almighty dollar.

“No Justice ~ No Peace” does Al Sharpton even own it anymore?

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132 thoughts on “Dr. Cornel West Calls Al Sharpton “The Bonafide House Negro Of The Obama Plantation””

      1. Today’s Blog Queen’s Birthday? @ Felicia, how you know?
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      2. leave it to Felicia to remind us that today is Blog Queen’s Birthday 😆
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      3. Sup Ceo’ers.

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      4. Today’s Blog Queen’s Birthday? @ Felicia, how you know?
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        Takes a LONG TIME follower and fan to know @ Quincy 😆 Good morning
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        WELL GOT DAYUM WHAT Y’ALL NIGGAZ DO KEEP A CALENDAR OF THAT SHIT?

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      5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACY !!!!!!!
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      8. Damn!

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        Why you think she TRY to keep her birthday private!!! 😆

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      10. Let’s all sing!

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY To YOU !!!!!!!
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      11. Not ashamed to say I am Tracy’s biggest fan 😆

        And we need to give credit where it’s due!!!

        Today’s her birthday and we should acknowledge that!

        Happy Birthday again Ms. Bell

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  1. Happy Birthday Tracy
    Happy Birthday Tracy
    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday Tracy
    Happy Birthday Tracy
    Happy Birthday

    *Waving*** Have a fabulous day Blog Queen!!!

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  2. I really don’t get Cornel West or Tavis Smiley, both of whom I once respected. I fail to see how their ongoing, unfair criticism of President Obama is in any way helpful to the overall issue of injustice and inequality in America, especially as it pertains to African-Americans.

    If they have some sort of ax to grind with the president, I wish they would keep it to themselves. really

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  3. Oh yeah and Happy Birthday Tracy and Best Wishes for many, many more!!!

    May you have a day filled with love, fun and the fullest of fond memories. 😆

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  4. When people criticize the president, it always seems like such an easy thing to do….pick out something you don’t like and then bash the whole person & their entire history. I really can’t imagine what it takes to be the president- it’s a very complex job, and doesn’t come with a magic wand.

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  5. No one person is responsible for our entire nation’s history- even if they are the current leader. I don’t enjoy the nit picking that’s going on in the media right now and wish all that energy would be used for positive forward growth instead.

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  6. Are some of these leaders/activist/panelist and media personalities jealous of Rev. Al because he’s changed his stripes 😆 makes ya wonder.

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      1. Happy Birthday to ya!
        Happy Birthday to ya!
        Happy Birthday to ya!
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        How appropriate 🙂 Happy Birthday Tra. Have a drink for me.

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  7. Oh Shit today is Tra’s Birthday?

    Happy Birthday Blog Queen.

    May God Bless your day!!!!

    I need to take you to dinner or something. 🙂

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Tracy 😆

    I like because everybody wishing you a Happy Birthday and said “FUCK Da Post!!!!” 😆

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  9. I know it’s Tracy’s Birthday and all. but on Topic: We have a prez who has done more (in my opinion) than anyone since MLK to advance equality. He can’t do it all by himself, he needs those that have a microphone to speak up and not to tear down. Dr. West just wants to promote Tavis, and West wants everybody to think that he is the smartest guy in the room and beyond our simple level of thinking. Please!

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  10. west and smiley need to go sit down somewhere, I would like to ask them what are they doing to make the situation better other then always saying negative things about our beloved president. Smh

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  11. OK Professor west who’s ‘Plantation” do you belong on! You are over educated fool who doesn’t even realize that the Far Right is using you to attack the President!

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  12. Happy Birthday Ms. Bell

    I hope you have a slammin, bammin, jammin b’day!!! 😆

    On topic:::: I didn’t read the entire post (the Birthday wishes distracted me) 😆 but this is just more hate rhetoric against the president, the same that he and smiley have been doing for the past five years, it’s not like we don’t hear it enough from the right wing republican idiot racist.

    I view Cornell West and Tavis Smiley as two educated fools, they are very out spoken against the president, but I don’t see either of them offering any solutions to the social, economic and racial problems that African American people face every day.

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  13. They if anything with their hate rhetoric are appeasing the very people that divide us and they are laughing at them, the white right wing racist radical republicans. understand, everyone is entitled to his / her opinions political or otherwise, but since president Obama was elected and before they have been against him, why I don’t know, is it jealousy or the crab in the bucket syndrome or is it because the president didn’t appoint either of them to his cabinet, I use to admire both of them but now all I view them both as is two educated fools only out for themselves. What political affiliation do they belong two. Are they closet republicans?

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  14. A very Happy Birthday to the greatest Blog Queen of our time Tracy AKA Blog Queen”

    Have big fat piece of cake for me!!!

    We LUV you!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Trace…Whit may be gone but I know how you lover her.

    Happy Birthday!!!

    From all us Happy Birthday Tracy!!

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    1. Ah!!!!!!!!!!!

      LOVE ME SOME TRACE

      HAVE A FUCKING BLAST!!!!

      ARE YOU GOING TO YA FAVORITE SPOT IN MONTCLAIR?

      I WONDER

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACE!!!!!

      WE GON PARTY CAUSE WE DON’T GIVE A FUCK CAUSE IT’S YA BIRTHDAY!!!

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  16. When he skips past issues that I expect him to champion, and instead goes out of his way to criticize POTUS even when Obama is not related to the discussion at hand, then his whole card is clearly exposed. Sad situation.

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  17. I’m tired of West and smiley. President Obama can’t do anything right in there eyes. They need to b on fox news with the rest of the azzholes.

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  18. He and Tavis have been upset ever since they invited Obama to Tavis’ annual Black Summit, and Obama sent Michelle instead. Since then, they have had nothing positve to say, even worked actively to persuade others NOT to vote for Obama for a second term! I am so through with Tavis and Cornell…

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  19. Dear Tracy,

    So according to all of the wonderful comments I’ve read, today is your Birthday. Of course you never “toot your own horns” so to speak but you are as humble as humble can be. I hope you have a wonderful day with whatever you choose to do and know that you are sincerely loved!

    Happy Birthday and May God keep you to see many more.

    One of your many readers, Mahogany

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  20. Happy Birthday Tracy.

    I thank God for you and so glad He’s allowed you to see another year.

    I’m sure you know some folks who didn’t make it.

    Be blessed, stay blessed and enjoy your day!!!

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  21. I see today September 3rd is the Ceo’s Birthday.

    Well Have a very Happy Birthday Ms. Tracy Bell and the best of blessing for many, many, more!

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  22. It may take all kinds to make up this wonderful world we live in, but we could still do without the presence of Cornell West and his desire to stir up hatred.

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  23. I think Corne.l and Travis is a disgrace for making such comments about our President and Rev. Al Shapton. However, I know everybody has a right to their own opinions, but it leaves me very sad that that our great black leaders is attacking each other like this.

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  24. So Sharpton is a House Nigga huh?

    Cornell really knows how to insult him.

    Grant it Sharpton has watered down his image a whole hell of alot but hey he had to do what he had to do all in the name of MSNBC.

    Everybody changes….Just wonder what Sharpton’s role will be when Obama leaves the White House.

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  25. Well, what can I say? After years of ugly remarks from Obama’s most avid devotees, West finally decided to return the fire. It was bound to happen.

    Anyway!!!

    Happy Birthday Trace 😆 Peace and love girl!!!

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  26. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NOT PRESIDENT OF BLACK AMERICA AMERICA. UNIVISION IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE STATION IN THE US, AND THE PRESIDENT IS NOT HISPANIC. Dr. Cornel WEST AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PRESIDENT TELL US WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO EMPOWER BLACK AMERICA. WHERE IS THE BLACK UNIVISION? I GUESS THIS TOO IS OBAMA’S FAULT. GTFOH!!!!

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