| happy 4b wrote:|
| rickysrose wrote:|
did Dr. Cornell write this article today, specifically for the inauguration?
why was this posted here today? on a black website?
He said it several days ago at some conference. He even said in front
of Newt Gingrich that Romney as president would be a disaster. He was not dissing the president. He was asked a question and gave his honest views.
Honestly, that is dissing the president.
mean think of the timing, even though he didn't go out of the way to
say this and rather was asked his opinion, the result is still the same.
A mere days before the inauguration you freely state that you feel
"some kind of way" about Obama using MLK's bible. How can that NOT be
viewed as a form of shade?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion,
and sure he can scapegoat by saying "well someone ASKED me what I
thought, I didn't volunteer my opinion", but the result is still the
same. And since it's not the King family saying this, but some 3rd party
(Cornell West), it really has a sour grapes/attention grabbing ring to
If the King family was hesitant to let Obama use MLK's
bible, and only agreed after much arm twisting, I'd understand West's
statement better. But who knew MLK better
than his family? And
who would have more of an incentive to want to ensure that they only
align things from MLK's legacy with people who are in line with his
West's statement is honestly overreaching - with an
implication as if he knew MLK better than the King family and infers
that if MLK were alive, he would have vetoed Obama's request. THAT'S the
issue I take with West's statement. He's not the mouth piece for the
King family. He needs to stick to other topics.