Skip to comments.Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy (racist vulgar rants after inaguration)
Posted on 01/22/2009 9:04:23 AM PST by wardaddy
Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy I watched the inauguration with hundreds of other Democrats on Tuesday and I would say that 98% of them were white. The room we were in was filled with applause, tears, laughter and a sense of community that I had not felt in a long time. We all watched with collective anticipation as the clock approached 12:00 noon because we knew at that moment our country would have a new President, a man who obviously we had all supported and had voted for. And after Obama took the oath of office and the inauguration continued, while Joseph Lowery delivered his prayer, we continued to watch and listen to the words with respect and deference for this Civil Rights icon. I must admit, however, when he uttered the phrase "and white will embrace what is right", I was taken aback by his words, offended really, that he would insinuate that whites did not embrace what is right, especially at this moment when all I could see around me were white people who HAD embraced what they believed to be right, by voting for Obama. If it weren't for the millions of white people in this country who voted for Obama, he would not have been elected President.
I appreciate David's mom and swmbo for trying to explain Lowery's mindset and the fact that he is most likely still living in the past. And while I respect and admire this man for enduring the injustices he faced and I celebrate his fight to change our prejudiced society, I'm still offended by Lowery's comment and believe it was totally out of place.
Last night, I watched a Jay-Z and Jeezy video showing the two rappers gyrate on stage to their rap songs they had written and performed for an inaugural event on Tuesday evening. I'm not a fan of rap anyway, but the vulgarities they spewed while rapping in tribute to Obama was sickening. I'm about as liberal as one can get but this display of vulgarity in celebration of our new President, was really disgusting. This is not art - it is crap.
For many people, other than aged civil rights icons and rappers, Obama represents unity and progress, not decade-old bitterness and divisiveness. He represents eloquence and intelligence, instead of ghetto, trash-talk rap and words rhyming with ho, mo-fo, or N*****. Obama is someone to emulate and to be proud of, not pull down to levels of bitterness or ghetto rap. Obama represents CHANGE so pull your ghetto pants up, clean up your language, stop gyrating
Here’s the video:
WARNING: you will be outraged if you watch it.
You got what you voted for Rat. Hope you live to regret it.
O’Reilly brought this up on his show last night, even showed the videos with bleeped captioning. It was disgusting.
this doesn’t open
“Obama represents CHANGE so pull your ghetto pants up, clean up your language, stop gyrating”
no.....this is the change they’ve been waiting for. they’re in charge now.
Oh wardaddy, thank you for posting!!
Fox was airing it last night and this AM. I hope Oprah invites JAYZ on her show to “explain” esp since he was sitting in the VIP section for the big day.
Jayz became rich under white presidents...he needs to shut his big face.
I’m not even surprised.
The author has had one eye slightly opened.
“...especially at this moment when all I could see around me were white people who HAD embraced what they believed to be right, by voting for Obama.”
Having it both ways FOREVER and NO MATTER what the actual and glaring facts!!!
“...This is not art - it is crap....”
Hey liberal - hello....
What you have done is to admit the depth of your ignorance (of both culture and music).
Keep your hands in the air and step away from the headphones.
That's the only consolation I have about Obama's takeover. There's still millions of white people to vote him out or not vote in his replacement when the time comes.
They just have to be reached somehow.
Obama was going to be elected eventually anyway. He is like an obstacle that American had to get past first.
It may be better that he was elected early and during crisis so that whites have a chance to undo this egregious error.
i can’t watch it. too disgusted by the lyrics.
that’s who beyonce married? she needs to kick his butt.
No, whitey, YOU change to conform to US now.
I keep having evil thoughts wishing these people who voted this way would get the brunt of the evil that they’ve wrought for the rest of us.
I guess David felt the same way:
9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
from the traps set by evildoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by in safety.
before oprah was risen to the level of a deity, i used to watch her once in a while. i liked her shows before she was full of herself, i guess that while she was on “crack” while doing her show.
if i turn in on now, it goes right off. i can’t stand the audience worship of oprah and oprah’s ego.
her silly audience would probably give a standing O to jay z while he was busy insulting them.
Stupid white person. Bet he has a degree in something.
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