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Letters: Black stars AWOL in fighting racism & defending President Obama (Spew, you will)
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 2, 2011 | William Lee Jr.

Posted on 09/02/2011 12:22:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I'M AFRICAN-AMERICAN, and I have some criticism of African-American star power.

Unlike famous blacks of old (Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Harry Belafonte and others), today's stars won't speak out on political issues. For example, when President Obama is attacked on race or insinuation of race, I hear crickets. (As when Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn used the phrase "tar baby.") Where was the black star power speaking out demanding this knucklehead get the boot?

When Mel Gibson made some anti-Semitic remarks, notice how swift the response was? Gibson is now trying to creep back into Hollywood. Yet in the Lamborn case, where was the black star power that lined up during the inauguration for a photo op with the historic incoming president?

Where was Oprah, Beyoncé and Jay-Z and others - and please don't get me started on Cornel West (who all but called Obama an Uncle Tom)?

The one I take to task the most is Oprah, who's spent so much time telling us how to live, what to read, and in 2008 told everyone Obama was her man for the Oval Office. Yet when blatant racism was leveled at Obama (no matter how much they deny it on Fox), where was the Oprah show discussing race in America?

Yet Oprah let Sarah Palin push her book on her show, and didn't ask Palin one hard question. Where's the outrage when a Michele Bachmann says the black family is worse off today than it was during slavery? How did we let this go unchecked, or her comment that the Founding Fathers fought tirelessly against slavery?

Black stars, don't turn a deaf ear, stand up help America out by exposing the subtle racism (as in Rush Limbaugh). Your silence adds to the false image that Obama is weak. Why can people say these things with no outrage from the black stars who have a voice?

TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: bachmann; obama; palin; racecard
Someone ping me when the civil war starts.
1 posted on 09/02/2011 12:22:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prof. Cornel West called Obama “the black mascot of Wall Street.” In his last essay in the New York Times, he claimed that MLK would be leading a “revolution” in the streets.

Interesting times.

2 posted on 09/02/2011 12:26:14 AM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: WilliamHouston

Michelle Bachmann is also entirely correct that the black family is now in worse shape under Obama than it was during slavery.

Compared to “Jim Crow America,” the black family AND the white family are both in much worth shape. That’s a fact.

3 posted on 09/02/2011 12:32:45 AM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See Sarasota football riot
See Flash mob
See Henry Louis Gates
See Van Jones
See Maxine Waters
See Jesse and Al
See Wright
See Farrakkan

What was your point?

4 posted on 09/02/2011 12:34:13 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much wrong with this:

Racism in America today flows almost uncontestedly and unabated, in one direction, against whites.

Vacuous, grossly overcompensated, largely worthless and highly expendable “musicians” and actors should be manning the front lines in your perceived cultural war? A sad commentary on YOUR people Lee, if that is who you look to for leadership.

6 posted on 09/02/2011 1:01:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black stars is just another way of saying...Black holes.

7 posted on 09/02/2011 1:14:34 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a guess, but maybe nobody got outraged when Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn used the phrase “tar baby” because he didn’t use it as a racist pejorative but in the completely accurate and widely accepted meaning of a situation that you don’t want to get involved with because it’s impossible to get out of. I seem to recall that after one newspaper attacked him as a racist for using that term, a quick archive search revealed that their own editorial page had also used it not long before.

8 posted on 09/02/2011 5:34:20 AM PDT by HHFi
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To: HHFi

Love how (for example) the current 75% or so unemployment rate among black teeneagers doesn’t even rate a raised eyebrow.

But the International Brotherhood of Racebaiters, Local 213, is ever vigilant, protecting the community night and day against slips of the tongue.

9 posted on 09/02/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone ping me when the civil war starts.


10 posted on 09/02/2011 7:42:24 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: F15Eagle

Socialists are thirsty for blood. They murdered over 200 million in the Soviet Union alone. German socialists murdered six million Jews and 60 million more in their war for total control over Europe. They have a hundred causes of death going: Abortion, euthanasia, socialist rationed medicial care, drug use, sexual disease and family destruction, poverty, economic jealously and violence, multicultural hate and rape of women and children, watermelon population reduction...

Socialism’s spirit and god is sin, hatred and death. Evil is inspiration of social and economic Marxism in every nation they contol. Their inspiration of death is why they are so attracted to Islam. Hence, the culture war we struggle with in the US and the one cause we must never surrender to.

Political correctness is the socialist religion of the Liar and the Father of all lies.

11 posted on 09/02/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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