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Cornel West: Obama “Another Black Mascot of Wall Street Oligarchs”

April 12, 2011 by Brett Wilkins in Mass Media, White House with 5 Comments

Princeton University professor and renowned intellectual Cornel West has finally come to his senses regarding President Barack Obama. West, a longtime Obama supporter, has caused quite a stir, especially among black Americans, by appearing on national television and declaring that our nation’s first (half) black President has sold out, becoming a “puppet” controlled by the country’s ruling elite.

West’s comments came on an MSNBC forum on “The Black Agenda.” West was part of a panel that included the Reverend Al Sharpton. When West opined that Obama is “another black mascot” of “Wall Street oligarchs,” Sharpton took offense and the panel conversation grew heated. Here’s the whole segment:

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5 Comments

  1. AdamApril 12, 2011 at 7:09 pmReply

    Yikes. West’s real problem is with his own unrealistic expectations of Obama. He is simply coming to grips with that mistake.

    • Brett WilkinsApril 13, 2011 at 9:15 amReplyAuthor

      I wonder if he actually believed all the hype himself?

  2. John SmithApril 15, 2011 at 12:23 pmReply

    Wests problem is that he is racist. also his hair and beard look stupid.

    • Brett WilkinsApril 15, 2011 at 1:43 pmReplyAuthor

      He most certainly is not a racist. He merely shines light upon the very ugly, very real face of white racism in America. Not once has West made any racist comments against white people, only the SYSTEM that perpetuates the continuous racism against people of color in this country.

  3. Barefoot AccountantJuly 31, 2011 at 9:57 amReply

    President is indeed a very Wall Street President, not unlike Bill Clinton. Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers, et al are Wall Streeters, and they were his chief economic advisors. Is it inconceivable that race was used in politics to advance a political agenda? Is it inconceivable that Obama was used as a Judas Goat by Wall Street to advance its own agenda? Did not Wall Street “hire” a “B” actor in 1980 to advance the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of our country? Next up: the first female President, Michele Bachmann, eliminating corporate income taxes.

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