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Cornell West On Sandy Hook: ‘We Can’t Just Shed Tears For Those On The Vanilla Side Of Town’
Mediaite.com ^ | 5:30 pm, December 27th, 2012 | Noah Rothman

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 America’s cities where the victims are primarily minorities.

“We can’t 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 it’s 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. That’s wonderful. Each life is precious, but it just upsets me when we’re so deferential.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: classless; connecticut; cornelwest; guncontrol; hate; idiot; newjersey; racism; secondamendment; tavissmiley
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1 posted on 12/27/2012 5:30:35 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
it just upsets me when we’re so deferential.

Rest assured, asshat, when it comes to you, I'm not deferential at all.

2 posted on 12/27/2012 5:32:15 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: drewh

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.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 5:32:15 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: drewh

Racist, lowlife, dirtbag asshole.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 5:33:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: drewh

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.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 5:34:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: drewh

F this racist, poverty pimpin piece of crap. Oh, and Cornell too....


6 posted on 12/27/2012 5:35:31 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: drewh

I admit it crossed my mind when this happened that would I have cried if it was black children murdered?


7 posted on 12/27/2012 5:36:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: drewh
Not a peep, not a mumbling word when black folk get shot,” West added.

The fool wasn't listening to the thunderous roar of complaints about Trayvon getting shot? (Even though the punk deserved it.)

8 posted on 12/27/2012 5:37:05 PM PST by roadcat
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To: drewh

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.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 5:37:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

These vicious racists would be permanently unemployed if they were lacking a little more melanin.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 5:39:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: drewh

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.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: drewh

I wonder if Allen West was trying to bring the whole “Gun free Chicago” thing into the conversation....


12 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: drewh

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.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:41 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: drewh

Dumb ass.

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.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

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?

15 posted on 12/27/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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


16 posted on 12/27/2012 5:43:04 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: drewh
it’s a good thing that we now have a discussion on gun control

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.

17 posted on 12/27/2012 5:43:37 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: drewh

I once remember hearing a speech about content of character. I must have been dreaming.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:44:44 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Chickensoup

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.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: drewh

I’m sure NPR/NYTimes will report this black hate speech. /not


20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:42 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: drewh
I love how he talks about all the black victims but declines to talk about all the black PERPETRATORS. This is another liberal tactic-blacks and other minorities can only be reported as victims, they must never be reported as the perpetrators even though, the vast majority of the time, they are both.
21 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:49 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Remember back 3 weeks ago the shoplifter at Walmart got shot to death by an offduty party time employee there?

The dude's picture is out. He's black. He's a heavy weight.

That story has been dropped everywhere!

22 posted on 12/27/2012 5:49:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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>> “Not a peep, not a mumbling word when black folk get shot,” West added

Or aborted.

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.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 5:49:40 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tacticalogic

Cornell and all the other race-baiters have to make everything racial or they’d have to find real jobs.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 5:49:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

Sounds like an urban problem not of my making.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh

Princeton University professor.

So they award degrees in Grievance. How wonderful.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 5:52:28 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 5:57:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh
Cornell West On Sandy Hook: ‘We Can’t Just Shed Tears For Those On The Vanilla Side Of Town’

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.

28 posted on 12/27/2012 5:59:11 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: drewh

Obviously, with comments like this, he is a product of affirmative action or our education system has really gone downhill.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 6:02:09 PM PST by doc
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To: drewh

race baiter


30 posted on 12/27/2012 6:05:31 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: drewh

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.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 6:05:34 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yo Corny, the single biggest group of violent crime victims are black, and guess who is doing the victimizing?


32 posted on 12/27/2012 6:06:26 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: drewh

Cornell West is a sick, sick man to say something as racist as this. He suffers from CPRS.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 6:08:55 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: GraceG

“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!


34 posted on 12/27/2012 6:11:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: drewh

Tell it to 0bama, Cornholio!


35 posted on 12/27/2012 6:17:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: drewh

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.


36 posted on 12/27/2012 6:27:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: drewh

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.


37 posted on 12/27/2012 6:29:22 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: drewh

Here are the numbers of the dead from the Feral Chocolate side of town Mr. West.

http://thugreport.com/


38 posted on 12/27/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: vette6387

D’oh, I was in a hurry when I read this...

That or I have Allen West on the brain...


39 posted on 12/27/2012 6:33:03 PM PST by GraceG
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To: drewh

I just can’t wait until I have to turn off Hannity when this ni&&er is on his program yet again.


40 posted on 12/27/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: drewh

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.


41 posted on 12/27/2012 6:34:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


42 posted on 12/27/2012 6:42:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh.
...expressed his frustration over how eagerly the media demanded a conversation about gun laws after Newtown, but seems unmoved by endemic gun violence in America’s cities where the victims are primarily minorities.

43 posted on 12/27/2012 6:52:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


44 posted on 12/27/2012 6:53:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: drewh

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?


45 posted on 12/27/2012 6:54:35 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: drewh

I always confuse

Colonel West (ie. Allen West)

with

Cornell West (ie. Liberal D-bag)


46 posted on 12/27/2012 7:02:36 PM PST by GraceG
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“But now, Newtown, Connecticut, vanilla side — low and behold we got a major conversation. That’s wonderful. Each life is precious, but it just upsets me when we’re so deferential.”

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...

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47 posted on 12/27/2012 7:09:46 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: drewh

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.


48 posted on 12/27/2012 7:10:18 PM PST by Essie
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To: drewh

Is Cornell West a Cornball for not talking about Black perps in regards to Black victims?


49 posted on 12/27/2012 7:11:05 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: drewh
Prof. West, a question, who are the people you are actually criticizing? Not the American People. Who care about all the lives lost. Not conservatives, libertarians, Republicans and right-wingers, who've been wanting to do something about high crime rates for decades.

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.

50 posted on 12/27/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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