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August 27, 2015

Here’s Why Race Explainers and Negro Whisperers Are a Bad Idea

Here’s Why Race Explainers and Negro Whisperers Are a Bad Idea

by Yvette Carnell

In an article posted early Thursday, I attempted to explain why Rev. Al Sharpton, and several other black pundits, are being sidelined at MSNBC.

In this nine minute YouTube video, I offer more context and a more in depth discussion on why having a racial spokesperson is detrimental to black politics.

Take the time to listen and let me know what you think:


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3 thoughts on “Here’s Why Race Explainers and Negro Whisperers Are a Bad Idea

  1. Rick Manigault says:

    I was blown away at 7:04 when I heard the most relevant critique of black politics in the past 10 years. Nobody has any demands of the system that might shake the status quo. An entire cult of extreme centrist that swing on a pendulum from Al Sharpton and Donna Brazil types to Chuck Schumer and Hill body count Clinton.

    NSA spying, Predator Droning, Opium dealing, Crushing the African mega state of Libya are all the hallmarks of the party line “what are you gonna do vote Republican?”

  2. Johnw11 says:

    The above photo was taken circa February 2010 on the White House Grounds as a PR stunt after the trio (Sharpton, Jealous, and Morial) had their “snow summit” with President Obama. While the meeting was billed as being held to discuss jobs, its purpose was actually to sabotage efforts being made in that regard at that time by some CBC members who’d threatened to waiver on supporting Wall-Street enriching legislation until “something was done” to help their suffering constituents. It was reported that they complained that every piece of legislation they received was to help Wall-Street, while their constituents were losing jobs, homes, and wealth so rapidly it was difficult to keep track of.
    By undermining the efforts of the CBC members — who are actually elected officials, with a sworn duty to serve their constituents — Sharpton, who’s never been elected to anything despite several runs for elected office, was proving to his boss (what his boss already knew) that he is a con man of the lowest ilk. (I doubt if the other two standing with him even knew that they were being used.)
    It was that meeting that brought to light the disagreement between Tavis Smiley and Sharpton.
    A few days later, on Tom Joyner’s morning radio show, Sharpton was running his usual con (talking slick and twisting facts) when Smiley called in to ask Sharpton what was discussed in the meeting. Smiley, in his usual polite manner, asked to the effect “Hello, Rev. Al, how are you?”
    Sharpton, knowing Smiley had peeped his game, resorted to a bullying response typical of con-bullies when they know that they’ve been uncovered: “I was doing fine, until you come messing wit’ me. What’s the manner wit’ you?”
    (The exchange is available on YouTube –at least it was.)
    In summary, Smiley, quoting a major newspaper’s account of the meeting, surgically deconstructed Sharpton’s con game, and made it clear beyond any doubt what Sharpton had said in the meeting:(1) there was no need for the president to focus on jobs or anything else for Blacks. (2) Sharpton would run interference, and serve as “pit bull” and attack any prominent Black who dared speak out in favor of any federal programs to help Blacks,” etc.
    True to his promise, Sharpton would subsequently serially attack Smiley, Dr. West, CBC members, and even unknown bloggers in that regard.
    For his efforts, Sharpton was rewarded well, not only was he placed on the White House’s “Negro” invitation list, to which he regularly obliged, but even got a long sought TV show to boot.
    Before Sharpton got his MSNBC TV show (literally “show” is the right description) as a result of his going against other “civil rights leaders” by supporting the White House favored Comcast deal, he’d sought to get a TV show called “Judge Sharpton,” according to the federal trial of a known gun runner and criminal. According to the criminal’s sworn testimony, Sharpton had wanted a TV show wherein Sharpton played a judge, “even though he is not a jurist.” and, indeed, is a dropout.
    If anyone doesn’t believe that Sharpton had worked with a gun runner and serial criminal (who’d allegedly sold guns to rappers, as was stated at trial under oath) to get a show called “Judge Sharpton,” shortly before he got his MSNBC show, then simply do an internet search.

  3. Johnw11 says:

    Reference for the above comment: “Sharpton and Alleged Trafficker Peddled TV Show,” The Smoking Gun, May 30, 2012.
    While Sharpton publicly criticizes “bad rappers” for “spreading poison in the community,” behind the scenes, he not only cavorts with them, but “gets high” with them as well. For example, a white rapper by the name of “Machine Gun Kelly,” says he got high with Sharpton at P Diddy’s birthday party. (“Machine Gun Kelly puts Al Sharpton on Blast? Says he Got High.”
    It is also well known that Sharpton’s book “Rejected Stone,” was published by the same people who produces Lil’ Wayne’s CDs (I refuse to call it music). The publishing and Recording outfit is aptly named “Cash Money.”

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