Black People Politics : Cornel West on Black Journalists: "We're in the age of the sell-out"

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  1. RAPTOR

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    "Appearing on Democracy Now to discuss his new book “Black Prophetic Fire”, Dr. Cornel West
    declared that we are witnessing the era of the sell out. West discusses the late black journalist Carl
    Rowan, who dismissed Malcolm X and mocked Martin Luther King Jr., and says “we’re living through
    the Carl Rowanization of black journalism.” These black journalists, West says, “act as if they’re saying
    something critical, but it’s milquetoast and well adjusted to the status quo.”"

     
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    :SuN034: remember they only get to be on the set if they play the game......
     
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    but Cornell West is on the set ... right ?? ... so what does this mean?

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    How can one who abides the laws, pays taxes, enjoys opportunity presented, etc., call another a sell out?

    What exactly is a sell out?

    What is the defining criteria that determines one person is, and another is not?

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    The black journalist on mainstream media he's calling out (via alternative media), yeah that would appear to be the case.
     
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    I would definitely like to hear someone define sell-out also.. Sort of like not being black enough I guess, whatever the heck that means....
     
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    aint nobody finna mess with this ... for they would find their own face in that mirror

    they just like call'n names ... propagating the ugliness ... hoping no one challenges them

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    unfortunately, it's another one of those things where you know what it is, but won't admit to yourself that you know. (now don't get all funny on me; you know which meaning of "you" i'm using here - "don't take it personal").

    james is right; you gots to play by their rulers to get a showing in the game. and y'all know that. you also know what them rules are but, again, wanna play like you don't. because if you go ahead and admit that you know what those rules out loud then you'll have to go beyond pointing them out all the time (the reportage happens all over this board all the time) then you'll finally get up and change the game!!

    if one speaks to things that are from our heart that actually spell out the truth of who, what, where, why and how, it don't get printed except where it can be used to twist things right around to the exact opposite of what was said.

    and y'all know this; been living it for too bloody long to come out acting like you don't know what somebody means when they say "sell out" or "sheople"!!
     
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    wrong, west is not on the set......
     
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    what is the "set" ... and where exactly is he ... compared to the location of the "set" ?

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