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Your Black Politics: White Liberals Mad At Obama For Being Obama

December 25, 2008 2 comments

obama-citizenshipWhite Liberals Scold Obama… But Come Off Cynical & Hypocritical
By: Tolu Olorunda
Reprinted From Dissident Voice

In the wake of President-Elect Obama’s recent cabinet-appointments, many white liberals have taken it upon themselves to release pent-up aggression at a man they thought was the “progressive” candidate he had earlier claimed to be.. As they saw it, Obama had “betrayed” the loyalty that earned him victory. As a sort of catharsis, railing Obama’s reputation over the coals of indignation could make them feel better about their decision to elect a man who promised virtually nothing (of substance) in his bid for the presidency. White liberals, especially, have had to learn so much, in the last 1 month, about the man whose political dirty-laundry was never hidden from the public to begin with.

In a highly predictable move, they have sought to bash everything Obama, or Obama-like, and couch their frustration in the ‘eloquence,’ and ‘con-artistry’ of Obama. Spare me the misplaced aggravation. [...]

Whilst Black progressives sought to rip the mask off of Barack Obama, in an attempt to unveil his true identity, we were deemed ‘Obama-haters,’ whose egos sought to stifle the chances of a Black man making history. [...]

Full Article At Your Black Politics

Your Black Politics: Rosa Clemente Asks: Who Is Truly Progressive?

November 6, 2008 Leave a comment

In the wake of the left media’s unconditional loyalty to Barack Obama, and many so-called “progressives'” uncritical support of his presidential bid, a line of demarcation must be drawn to, henceforth, easily distinguish between ‘true progressives’ and star-struck neo-liberals. Rosa Clemente, V.P. of the Green Party and veteran activist, seeks, in this clip, to unequivocally define who/what a true progressive is, and who/what isn’t (she names names):

Your Black Life: Black Female Critic Of Tim Wise Speaks Out

October 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Word to the Wise (Tim Wise, that is)

By: Shannon Joyce Prince

In writing to condemn an attitude held by a white anti-racist activist I respect, I must begin with the words of William Lloyd Garrison, another white activist who is his intellectual antecedent.  Garrison said, “Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.”  Tim Wise is clearly a great and good man and one of the nation’s foremost anti-racist activists, yet his recent blog post “This is how fascism comes: reflections on the cost of silence” reveals not only a powerful lack of discernment but also an intolerably ugly hatefulness.

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To cruelly mock those whose way of life is different from your own and to ascribe to such people all the failings of American society is hateful and unacceptable – particularly from someone who considers himself liberal and progressive [...]

Full Article At Your Black Life

To Read Tim Wise’s (Quite Crass) Response: Click Here

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