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Post Number: 4851
|Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 02:11 pm: |
I would even argue that they are not "radical."
Marcus Garvey was radical.
Malcolm X was radical.
Nat Turner was radical.
Cornel West is a debater.
If you look at his personal life and
look at his writings (all of which I
have read)---he's done exactly what
Toni Morrison pointed out about
Ralph Ellison's book "Invisible Man."
That is what John Edgar Wideman,
Jesse Jackson, Cornel and all of
One of the reasons I admire and
become a close friend with Derrick Bell
("Faces At the Bottom of the Well,"
"And We Are Not Saved") is that he
had such a RADICAL and honest
view of the racial situation in
this country---almost identical
to my own (but with an "academic"
tone). His argument about the
"permanence of race" is the most
sensible, logical, clear-minded
and truthful revelation, even if
it's not what the world wants to hear.
I've always had a personal beef
with the fact that Cornel West
makes a 6 figure salary teaching
and has been to Europe and Ethiopia
(where he found a non-black Ethiopian
woman to marry in the midst of his
....but has never set foot in WEST
AFRICA--the land of these ancestors
that he's always pulling out of the
air to talk about.
I recently castrated Ronoko Rashidi
about the same thing.
Why do so many of these SCHOLARS
of the "Wide Nose" always pay big
money to lounge around in pencil-nosed
Ethiopia and Egypt?
I love and cherish Barack Obama more than any
of the "radicals" you mentioned.
Obama is my first Male Leader since Malcolm.
I never would have took orders from those
other losers--including Farrakhan.