Skip to comments.Cornell West On Sandy Hook: ‘We Can’t Just Shed Tears For Those On The Vanilla Side Of Town’
Posted on 12/27/2012 5:30:28 PM PST by drewh
Princeton University Professor Dr. Cornel West appeared on the Tavis Smiley radio show on Thursday where he weighed in with his thoughts on how the media and lawmakers are responding to the tragic massacre of teachers and children in Newtown, Connecticut.
West expressed his frustration over how eagerly the media demanded a conversation about gun laws after Newtown, but seems unmoved by endemic gun violence in Americas cities where the victims are primarily minorities.
We cant just shed tears for those on the vanilla side of town, West said. They are precious, but they are no less or more precious than our poor brothers and sisters on Indian reservations who are killing each other or be they black or brown or what have you.
But its a good thing that we now have a discussion on gun control. We need one on drone control. Not a peep, not a mumbling word when black folk get shot, West added.
But now, Newtown, Connecticut, vanilla side low and behold we got a major conversation. Thats wonderful. Each life is precious, but it just upsets me when were so deferential.
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Rest assured, asshat, when it comes to you, I'm not deferential at all.
Well, I never hear Cornell West talking about the culture of crime and death in the GET-TOE. If anything, he sweeps it under the rug.
Racist, lowlife, dirtbag asshole.
And if we demand more of law enforcement in certain communities this disgusting gutter trash would damn us for that too. Look no farther than your household mirror to see the real racist culprit here West.
I care a great deal about the death and destruction in areas you address here, you expletive deleted.
Those communities would be much better off if you and your ilk, fellow travelers were to have a fatal coronary this very night.
F this racist, poverty pimpin piece of crap. Oh, and Cornell too....
I admit it crossed my mind when this happened that would I have cried if it was black children murdered?
The fool wasn't listening to the thunderous roar of complaints about Trayvon getting shot? (Even though the punk deserved it.)
That might be because this was a mad man, killing out of the blue, not a career criminal who anyone could see was going to kill someone. Apples and oranges, professor.
These vicious racists would be permanently unemployed if they were lacking a little more melanin.
Actually, they probably are a little more precious in one area than the other if we measure by potential contribution to society. I’m sure you could use some sort of historical data and extrapolate into the likely future. I’m no college professor, though.
I wonder if Allen West was trying to bring the whole “Gun free Chicago” thing into the conversation....
So why isn’t he speaking out about his BROTHERS killing each other and innocent children in the hood. We can’t waist sympathy on some vanilla children (I never did see a racial breakdown of the victims, like it matters), but we certainly can’t have a dialogue on the black on black crime because that would call attention to it. Unlike this educated, racist, MORON, I don’t have to know the color of a child to grieve for it’s loss. Please tell me again how only WHITE people can be racist.
There is a difference. A big one. In the case of all those dead individuals (who happen to be black) the trigger is being pulled by...a person who rhymes with “trigger.”
We can’t go around illuminating black-on-black murder. It’s just not polite.
There's a difference between someone who kills because they're insane (and possibly born that way), and someone who kills because they're just plain mean because they were raised that way.
Is Mr. West ready to have that conversation, or does he just want to talk about the guns?
I admit it crossed my mind when this happened that would I have cried if it was black children murdered?
Were you horrified at Jonestown? They were all black too.
I would have, if I cried at all, which I didnt. Sad? Yes. Manipulated into crying by the media? No
So we can once again show why it hasn't, won't and never will work. Criminals are exactly that because they don't comply with society's values and laws. Passing more laws will not stop or deter criminals.
I once remember hearing a speech about content of character. I must have been dreaming.
The people in Jonestown went willingly. These children went to school one day and didn’t come home. I don’t remember crying over the Atlanta child murders, although I felt saddened by them.
I’m sure NPR/NYTimes will report this black hate speech. /not
The dude's picture is out. He's black. He's a heavy weight.
That story has been dropped everywhere!
>> “Not a peep, not a mumbling word when black folk get shot,” West added
Turn to your “chocolate bros and sistas”, West, and ponder the continual Black support for the Leftism that’s led the Black community down the road of poverty, broken families, substance abuse, and incarceration.
Cornell and all the other race-baiters have to make everything racial or they’d have to find real jobs.
Sounds like an urban problem not of my making.
Princeton University professor.
So they award degrees in Grievance. How wonderful.
Elderly blacks in Detroit are taking a considerable toll on the young thugs who prey on them. Guess Cornell wants to leave them defenseless to prevent those senseless young deaths.
This fiend should be nervous showing his face in public for the rest of his life.
What a lowlife, hate filled racist comment. There is no place for that in this country. He should leave it, one way or another.
Obviously, with comments like this, he is a product of affirmative action or our education system has really gone downhill.
Hey Cornhole West, how ‘bout you ax dem dere news spouters at the alphabet networks ‘bout dem killins in Chicago and udder dummie strongholds? Dey cud be repotin sum of dat.
Yo Corny, the single biggest group of violent crime victims are black, and guess who is doing the victimizing?
Cornell West is a sick, sick man to say something as racist as this. He suffers from CPRS.
“I wonder if Allen West was trying to bring the whole Gun free Chicago thing into the conversation”
Where did ALLEN West come into the conversation?
This a$$hole is CORNELL West, a Marxist professor!
You shouldn’t mention Allen West in the same sentence as Cornell West. In so doing, you are besmerching one of the few decent, upstanding black men in our country!
Tell it to 0bama, Cornholio!
West is an avowed Marxist with a bad Don King hair-do. He’s the clown prince of academia with an emphasis on “clown”, i.e. the Bozo of the Left, but just not as nice as the original Bozo.
Oh, did I mention that he is also an out and out racist?
With black marxists, you get a two-fer, a commie and racial hater. And they are proud of it.
No wonder Obama and Holder run America. The great uneducated and unwashed like this combination. Yes, the Great One did bring us together, one faction in hate, and one in love of our country and Constitution, a competing Ying and Yang.
The battle is enjoined with the price of freedom at stake.
Will the haters and marxists win, and destroy us, or will the decent people of America rise up and take back our country?
Getting rid of marxist idiots in academia would be a great start. So many reds, too much tenure.
I’m guessing the esteemed professor is ignorant to the fact that vanilla extract is actually BROWN in color which is what he was referring to, the jackass.
Here are the numbers of the dead from the Feral Chocolate side of town Mr. West.
D’oh, I was in a hurry when I read this...
That or I have Allen West on the brain...
I just can’t wait until I have to turn off Hannity when this ni&&er is on his program yet again.
maybe when blacks start getting serious about fixing their own problems and appearing to actually give a damn instead of saying nothing themselves and starting to deal with the problems they won’t take anyone else’s advice regarding, and actually start fixing the problems,
then maybe it’ll be worth it for the rest of us to give a damn too.
Clearly there’s only one option left.
Wall off the cities so us gun loving redneck flyover country hillbillies will stop importing violence into the innocent utopian cities.
Its the only way.
...expressed his frustration over how eagerly the media demanded a conversation about gun laws after Newtown, but seems unmoved by endemic gun violence in Americas cities where the victims are primarily minorities.
Cornell is no different tha the other 95% who voted for Obama, including such notables as Colon Powell.
They all hate whitey because whitey has white skin.
Those with white guilt can call that BS all they want, but they had better wake up.
I actually agree with West this time. The racism of liberals in only calling for gun control when white children die is appalling!
After all, only liberals are calling for gun control, therefore, they are the ones at whom the accusation of racism must be directed. Right, Professor West?
I always confuse
Colonel West (ie. Allen West)
Cornell West (ie. Liberal D-bag)
Like the total non-reported by the MEDIA story of the non-stop shooting gallery of death called C-H-I-C-A-G-O-?
Over 446 DEAD just this year
Perhaps that is something that he should address with, umm, (just a guess here) THE MEDIA?
Yeah, the same media that he is currently engaging in a bit of footsie?
You know, while he is all busy"weighed in with his thoughts on how the media" is responding "so deferential."
Because Mr. Revered College Professor in the Center for African American Studies and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, where Professor West attributes most of the black community's problems to "existential angst derive from the lived experience of ontological wounds and emotional scars inflicted by white supremacist beliefs and images permeating U.S. society and culture," it is that very same "media" that is doing the very thing you are decrying as being unresponsive to the non-WHITES "who are killing each other or be they black or brown or what have you.
So, despite that 1973 graduation from Harvard University and receiving a Ph.D. at Princeton University, you have just correctly framed the question (what about the MEDIA bias) BUT YOU INSIST ON BLAMING "WHITEY."
Within that process you have nullified any potential good you might have ever done (debatable) and reduced yourself to the status of Moron, 3rd class.
But here is what you do best...
What makes me really sad is the fact that West only shows concern for inner city crime when he thinks that he can exploit it for politicial leverage. Does he care about inner city crime. Not at all, he just cares about himself.
Is Cornell West a Cornball for not talking about Black perps in regards to Black victims?
Prof. West, who runs the "chocolate cities"? Who polices the "chocolate" side of town? Who has created the situation in the "chocolate" neighborhoods, that have resulted in the bloodshed, crime, violence, chaos and hopelessness? Who are these people?
Why, Prof. West, if you ask yourself these questions, the answer is clear. It's your pals, the Democrats, the progressives, the government employee unions, who are responsible.
Prof. West, do you have the courage to face the truth of this? Republicans, conservatives have been run out of these towns decades ago. And upon facing this truth, Prof. West, do you have the courage to draw the consequences and make a public statement against the guilty?
I for one, am not holding my breath.