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When Black Academia Attacks: Michael Eric Dyson vs Cornel West

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Michael Eric Dyson has a bone to pick with Cornel West. But some think that 10,000 words was a bit much and overkill. In a post for The New Republic, Dyson aired his grievances against his former friend, Cornel West. Dyson basically labeled West angry...

Cornel West Slams Obama’s Presidency

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Cornel West never minces his words, and in a recent interview with Salon, he keeps it real when it comes to his opinion on Barack Obama’s presidency. West called Obama another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House...

Can We Still Take West and Smiley Seriously?

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From The Grio — Give Professor Cornel West this much: in the pantheon of presidential insults, “global George Zimmerman” really is quite a gem. And if it wasn’t for that blunt reaction to President Barack Obama after his 18-minute valediction to Trayvon Martin, West’s talk-radio partner,...

Cornel West Calls Obama A “Global George Zimmerman,” Internet Yawns

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In the latest bit of “oh, it’s Tuesday again?”  scholar and budding theologian Cornel West has gone on the record of calling President Barack Obama a “global George Zimmerman” due to the president’s use of drone strikes against potential terrorist targets. The strikes, which are problematic, are...

Cornel West Calls President Barack Obama a “Republican in Blackface”

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Cornel West has never been one to mince his words. The professor’s latest verbal attack focuses on President Obama’s policies. During an appearance on “Democracy Now with Amy Goodman,” West criticized Obama’s election campaign, specifically the billions spent to put him back in office. Cornel...

Straight Talk: Cornel West Labels Obama and Dems “Spineless,” Republicans “Coldhearted”

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Charismatic intellectual Cornel West continued his oligarchy/plutocracy diatribe on MSNBC Tuesday, asserting that the Republican Party in essence is “mean, coldhearted and tied to oligarchs,” and Democrats were “spineless” and unwilling to fight them, Raw Story reports. Not solely focusing his blunt critique on “brotha”...