I am surprised that more folks are not talking about the following editorial “Dr King Weeps from his Grave” in Thursday’s NY Times.
And Brother Cornel wonders why President Obama hasn’t invited him to the White House? Being a trouble making truth teller comes with little love and dap from the HNIC.
I remain uncomfortable about the Invisible Manesque battle royal aspects of the Cornel West vs Obama fight. But, we live in the age of the Black super public; what is a time when private black talk in the black counter-public has apparently attained full obsolescence.
In one of our salons from this week we had a great talk about the way the Tea Party GOP racializes President Obama through the use of symbolic racism. There I asked, how do we situate Barack Obama as the first black Chief Executive relative to the Civil Rights Movement?
West is trying to offer an answer. What is yours?