Cornel West: ‘Coward’ Obama Doesn’t Care When ‘Black Folk’ Get Shot, Only When ‘Vanilla’ Children Do


Cornel West

By Black Men In America.com Staff

Oh my.  Here we go again.  In wrestling parlance, it looks as if we have a “cage match,” between the team of “Terrible Tavis Smiley” and his partner “The Professor” Cornel West against President Barack Obama and his policies.

In this latest war of words, Professor West made his comments on Saturday, December 22, 2012, on the “Smiley and West” radio show.  These two guys have no quit in them.  I guess you can say they have the courage of their convictions when it comes to putting issues they believe of interest on the public table for discussion.

Following the shooting death  of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, Saturday, West referred to President Obama and other (unnamed) politicians as “cowards” who only cares about “vanilla” children.  Smiley and West have been frequent critics of President Obama and they don’t seem to care what people say or think about them.

West, an open and frequent critic of Obama, referring to the soaring homicide rate in Chicago, said the president did not care when “black folk” get shot in his own state.

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Click here to listen to Professor West’s comments as he is being interviewed by Tavis Smiley.

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4 Responses to “Cornel West: ‘Coward’ Obama Doesn’t Care When ‘Black Folk’ Get Shot, Only When ‘Vanilla’ Children Do”

  1. I have much respect for Cornel West. Even brought his book “Race Matters”. Unfortunately, he is not adhering to his own precepts. It would be far wiser and productive for him and his buddy to use some of that wisdom to be a fragrance not an odor!

  2. I could not have said it better myself some battles are not just worth winning. There is the posibility that ESPN’s Rob Parker (RG lll) and Cornel West (President) are saying the things that many black folks are thinking but it is the wrong forum and vehicle.

    When I saw the ABC News special several weeks ago titled “Please Stop the Shootings I Want to Live” I cried! The special was related to little black children in Chicago who were afraid to go outside to play because of the gang related driveby shootings in their community.

    I cried again when I heard of the senseless shootings of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn. I would be lying if I said I didn’t see color but the bottom-line—they were all innocent children. Children have not been “First” in America for a long time.

    Rob and Cornel are just frustrated and are too emotionally involved and both have invested much. They recognize that America is going backwards as it relates to race.

    In certain issues I have had to step back and take some of my own advice “Sometimes it is best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!” I say that with much love for Rob, Cornel and President Obama.

  3. do we care when black children get shot. do we rally and organize to prevent this from happening again or do we just say. “oh”. The president is not a magician, take responsibility and handle our neighboprhoods and the mess that we as black families have allowed to go on too lon. As for West and Smiley, where were they when Bush was wrecking this country…please stop making excuses for west and smiley and call it what it is…jealousy.

  4. CURTIS BROWN. Says:

    THE BLACK PREACHERS,POLITICIANS AND NAACP ARE NOT IN THE FACE OF CRIMINALS . THE NAACP, POLITICIANS AND CHURCH PREACHERS SHOULD GET VIDEO CAMERAS AND VIDEO TAPE THE DRUG SELLERS AND BUYERS AND GANGSTERS….DR. KING KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED..THEY ARE A DISGRACED TO THE BLACK HISTORY SACRIFICERS. .////

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