Black People Politics : Michael Eric Dyson: Crab in a Barrel

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Margaret Kimberley

    Michael Eric Dyson wasn’t just defending President Obama when he unleashed his torrential rant
    against Cornel West. Dyson was demonstrating his loyalty to Power, in general. “Dyson’s infantile
    need to reveal personal details about his one-time friend is based on his own vindictiveness but also
    on a desire to stay in the good graces of the powerful people West has admonished.”

    He stands with our enemies against one of our champions.”

    How does one dissect Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word screed against Cornel West? Not only is the
    attack purely personal, an act of bitter malice, but Dyson uses The New Republic, an openly racist
    organ, as his platform. Dyson and other critics rarely take on the substance of West’s statements.

    Read more: http://www.blackagendareport.com/dyson-crab-in-a-barrel
    Freedom Rider: Michael Eric Dyson: Crab in a Barrel | Black Agenda Report
    blackagendareport.com
     
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    Democracy Now - "As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four
    more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of
    Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and
    author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective evil" for embracing
    right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama
    provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the
    U.S. political system."
    http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/7/effective_evil_or_progressives_best_hope

    "Effective Evil" or Progressives' Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency

    As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of...
    democracynow.org



     
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    barrels are not the natural habitat of crabs.......
     
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    It would appear.
    Glen Ford is defending Truth
    Micheal Dyson is defending Blackness (Negritude - Authentically Black)


    It brings to mind the bible passage : - All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
     
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    Trip down memory lane:


    "Don't mistake cultural [racial-appearance] pride for political accountability" (5:45)



    ...Yet I still appreciate the work he has done
    regarding dr. cosby.
     
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    I use to love Cornel West and his books. I watched from start to now his attacks on Obama. Some of his attacks were vindictive in nature. Every citizen has the right to express their opinion.

    I know longer love Dr. West. Not because of the things he said about Obama, but because he acted like an idiot. I bought his last book Hope on a Tight Rope(2008), in 2009.

    I'm so disappointed in my friend that he showed such hate. If only he had remained dignified in his opposition, instead of always being wild and angry.

    I believe he has lost some supporters of those who buy $$$ his books. He's lost me, with great sadness.
     
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    It is unfortunate that this feud has become public. But West bares a lot of blame. He started this.

    I wish it could have just been between the two men. It is not as your title describes





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    Some black men ain't got nothin' better to do than hate on other black men all day.

    Like the swine, let them wallow in the mire of their own self hate.
     
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    black men are routinely pitted against one another.. it's america's favorite pastime. Nothing gets them more excited.. and by "them", I mean us too.
     
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