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Post Number: 1527
|Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 04:35 pm: |
First, let me say I truly respect Cornel West. I think he is a mans man. He's fair, he's not affraid to speak the truth and he's just good people. Having said that, his opinion is still "only" his based on his own perspective. That's to say, it doesn't mean that what he said is right.
After reading the interview, I agreed with much of what he said. However I would also disagree on some issues. For instance, it was a popular opinion that Obama threw the Rev. Jeffrey Wright, under the bus. I do not agree with that sentiment. Also, on the Hillary Clinton issue, I think he was sort of hedging his bet. He didn't say he didn't think she was a good pick. He simply said that he thought Obama should "come of age".
Obama sits on a slippery slope. For years blacks have been crying for "the best man for the job". Now that he is using his judgement to pick the best individuals for the job, many are crying for black faces.
I am also so tired of people saying that most blacks think things are going to instantly change. What I want to know is who the hell is thinking that way.
Cornel West is the man. I even like his music taste.
I didn't see where Kam or Mr. West said or did anything wrong. I might have disagreed with a few things but I think it was a respectful interview.