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Kola_boof
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Username: Kola_boof

Post Number: 4851
Registered: 02-2005

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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 02:11 pm:   

Yvette,

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
them do.

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
rantings)
....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.










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