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'The Dozen Most Overrated Black People'
The American Spectator ^ | October 10, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky

Posted on 10/10/2012 4:23:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

"The Dozen Most Overrated Black People": Can you imagine if I (or any other columnist) actually wrote an article with this title and subject?

....So what to make of Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill's article.....entitled "The 15 Most Overrated White People".....

......This cannot remain acceptable in America -- by which I do not mean that Hill should not be heard, but rather than he should not be heard without the challenges he so richly deserves.

The media and Columbia University do the nation a disservice by giving this transparently racist pseudo-intellectual an uncontested platform from which to further divide the nation and harm American education at all levels. While one would hope that our fellow citizens are smart enough to see through Mr. Hill, to see how his words rip off our nation's slowly healing race scabs, I am skeptical, particularly with the general lack of skeptical voices questioning Hill's rhetoric, motivation, and destructive impact.

Other than asking Hill about Iran, Bill O'Reilly is better than his usual populist self when it comes to his occasional debates with Hill, standing up against the race-hustler's baseless charges of congenital racism among non-liberal whites. Even after Fox News "fired" Hill in 2009 for his support of two convicted cop-killers, O'Reilly had him back on the air, including again this year.

Yet the fact that so-called "conservative" O'Reilly has given so much airtime to the race-conspiracy-minded Hill was lost on equally race-minded Ebony magazine interviewer.....who... framed a question, without a trace of irony, thus: "Your TV career began and flourished at Fox, who are notorious for their bias."

If Mark Lamont Hill thinks writing about "overrated white people" is funny, that says a lot about the man. If he was serious, it says even more.....

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: columbia; educators; racism
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Mitt Romney: The Whitest Man in the Room? [COLUMBIA English professor Li presents her evidence] ".........Her vicious little hit piece on Romney has a truly stunning thesis. It is that Romney isn't merely white--simple observation reveals that, surely, even to the uneducated. No, it takes some kind of scholar such as Ms. Li to discern that he is "the whitest man to run for president"! Now, the fellow obviously is not an albino, so Li is compelled to explain to us what she means.

Li invokes what she regards as a well-established--what? scientific?--theory called "Critical Race Theory." She avers that "scholars" in this "field" have "demonstrated" that "whiteness" is a "social identity built upon unearned entitlements." Demonstrated! Like physicists have demonstrated quantum theory!

Li quotes another race theorist, one Peggy McIntosh, who claims that "whiteness" is "an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks." Li does not indicate the evidence McIntosh offers for this bizarre claim......"

1 posted on 10/10/2012 4:23:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

MLH is certainly the race hustler. I have nothing but contempt for the man.

As far as overrated black men go, I have two initial nominees:

1) Cornel West
2) Tavis Smiley

... that is, unless you rate them on the basis of pomposity. ‘Pod


2 posted on 10/10/2012 4:27:48 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: sauropod

Chris Rock, and most any other black comedian.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 4:30:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: All
Speaking of racists....

Barack Obama, Pants on Fire - "Now we have hard documented evidence that President Obama will go before an audience and lie to their faces.

Remember the video, released the night before last week's debate, from June 5, 2007? The one where Obama alleged to a black audience that the federal government had not waived the Stafford Act requirements for New Orleans after Katrina like they did for New York after 9/11 or for Florida after Hurricane Andrew? The implication was obviously that this was because the federal government doesn't care as much about New Orleans or its "predominantly black" inhabitants.

Thomas Sowell clears up a bit about the president's then, ahem, "confusion" on this matter in his latest piece at Townhall:

"If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it -- rub people's emotions raw to hype their resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community organizer role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us apart.

Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined.

Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. Nor can Barack Obama claim that he wasn't present the day of that Senate vote, as he claimed he wasn't there when Jeremiah Wright unleashed his obscene attacks on America from the pulpit of the church that Obama attended for 20 years.

Unlike Jeremiah Wright's church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver."

Not only was the Stafford Act waived by Congress two weeks before Barack Obama went all Kanye West in this speech in 2007, but Barack Obama voted against the bill that waived it. ........................"

4 posted on 10/10/2012 4:31:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Academia is populated over-whelmingly by bigots. It is obvious that White parents are paying for their children to be indoctrinated to hate Jesus Christ, their family’s values, and their own White skin.

Communists have always run re-education camps. The kicker here is that White parents willingly send their children to ours.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 4:32:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee; All
Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

VIDEO Powerful testimony: "Pastors furious with Obama over gay marriage."

Black actress tweets back after criticism for Romney support

6 posted on 10/10/2012 4:35:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: sauropod
I'd add Colin Powell to your short list.

A few obvious choices are out there too, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopie Goldberg. Oh, Wookie Obama too.

7 posted on 10/10/2012 4:36:51 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Gaffer

Now wait a sec! I hope you are not including Dave Chappelle or Eddie Murphy.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 4:41:24 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: sauropod

My first reaction when I read the headline was 0bama. My second reaction was shock that someone would publish such a list. My third reaction was that ths person was going to get the Stacey Dash treatment.

Silly me. A list of white people. That’s ok then, just like the CBC, NAACP, UNCF, ....


9 posted on 10/10/2012 4:42:08 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: sauropod
"As far as overrated black men go, I have two initial nominees:"

1) Barack Obama
2) Tiger Woods

The rest aren't even close...

10 posted on 10/10/2012 4:46:06 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA OR NV = 272EV)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It isn't important what they think, but it is important that they think this. Because it offers opportunities to drive wedge issues between them and their political aspirants.
11 posted on 10/10/2012 4:47:52 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA OR NV = 272EV)
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To: Gaffer

I nominate Maya Angelou as most overrated living black female poet (how that for a sub-category). The Ivory Tower Lihturaature and Social Sciences fell in love with her black woman voice during the mid-seventies which is, coincidentally, about two years after she wrote her last good poem.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 4:52:07 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sharpton and Jackson should make the top 5.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 4:54:29 AM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These are the fruits of the great divider.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 4:54:44 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: StAnDeliver

You mean the two most over-rated HALF BLACK MEN!


15 posted on 10/10/2012 4:58:53 AM PDT by alisasny (If you cant afford 10 bucks per month to save your own daughters ovary then vote OBAMA.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here’s my critical race theory. Snoop Dogg. Number 1 putrid black man. Disgusting hate-filled racist. Not one redeeming quality. A disgrace to the human race.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 5:00:12 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: StAnDeliver

I would say Eric Holder, but Holder is nor really rated that highly anyway. Even blacks know he is just a puppet.

No Obama is definitely at the top of the scale,
my second choice would be Colon Powell.George Bush’s errand boy.Highly over rated brown noser.Affimative Action General.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 5:02:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: FryingPan101

Whoopi Goldberg is WAY over rated, just off the charts in accolades and she has nothing between her ears, and can’t figure out the difference between a pound of butter and a bag of M and M’s.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 5:02:58 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: FryingPan101

Of course the point of the article is not to name the most overrated black people,

but to point out that writing an article about the “15 most overrated WHITE people” is just as racist as pointing out the most overrated BLACK people.

Black racists need to start being called on it and derided publicly as the racists that they are. They need to be treated with the same disdain that any other racist is treated.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 5:03:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

On the other hand... Charles Payne for president. Bill Cosby for Sec. of Education.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 5:03:15 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: rashley

I think they’re overrated. I doubt I’m the only one. Throw in Tyler Perry too.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 5:09:27 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: sauropod

This is too easy.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 5:13:12 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As far as overrated black men go, how can Obama be overlooked?.....


23 posted on 10/10/2012 5:20:29 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My list of the 15 most overrated black people, which I posted on an earlier thread. Later, I decided to add Harry Belafonte, who somehow retains his celebrity status despite not having had a hit record since 1957.
W. E. B Du Bois
Martin Luther King
Paul Robeson
Barack H. Obama
Henry Louis Gates
Jesse Jackson
Langston Hughes
Malcolm X
Ron Karenga
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods
LeRoi Jones
H. Rap Brown
Elijah Muhammad
Snoop Doggie Dog
Michael Jackson


24 posted on 10/10/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That was funny because when I saw the headline; Marc Lamont Hill was the first who sprang to mind, quickly followed by Jackson, Sharpton, and Obama.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:01 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: StAnDeliver

You are being unfair to Tiger Woods. He actually was a pretty decent golfer.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: davius
That was funny because when I saw the headline; Marc Lamont Hill was the first who sprang to mind,.....

Too funny. :)

27 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Charles Barkley
Juan Williams
Valerie Jarrett
Reggie Love
Van Jones
Charlie Rangel
Donovan McNabb
Corrine Brown
Alcee Hastings
Kanye West
Maxine Waters
I could go on all day...and Juan Williams is the one on this list I have most contempt for.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:08 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why stop at a dozen? The list is endless.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 5:28:35 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Fiji Hill

Wait...Michael Jackson was black?!


30 posted on 10/10/2012 5:35:42 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: liberateUS

More from the OpEd:

.......”Although the article’s title sounds like something preceding a bit of faux-racist satire, Hill’s list, which includes politicians, entertainers, athletes, and “President Obama’s economic team” seems serious, almost bitter, right from its introduction which concludes: “Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.”

Speaking of “countless”: Hill’s list of the 15 most overrated white people includes 16 entries (some of which are actually groups rather than individual people).........”


31 posted on 10/10/2012 5:37:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Fiji Hill

You forgot Michelle Obama, both the body and the mind.


32 posted on 10/10/2012 5:38:57 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: StAnDeliver

I have a pet theory - which is that obamugabe benefited from a more than causal association in peoples’ minds with Woods.

When obamugabe first burst on the scene Woods was at the zenith of his popularity and I think there was almost a subliminal transference of adulation from Woods to Zero. Once the bloom came off the Woods rose, many regular people began to see that Zero too had feet of clay.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: sauropod

What we are seeing in the likes of Barack Obama, Marc Lamont Hill, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Michelle Obama, and on and on, are the fruits of Affirmative Action preferences coming to bear. The rot and stench are unmistakeable, and now - in the Age of Obama - they are destroying the USA from the inside.


34 posted on 10/10/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The intellectualization of racism and the sense of superiority it is spawned from were hallmarks of the Nazis. Professor Li and people who share her “thesis” scare me.


35 posted on 10/10/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by PLK
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

This stuff is going on everywhere. I opened up facebook this a.m. to see a friend (black) posting something about Blacks for Obama ...ridic.

How about Whites for Romney? Could you imagine the uproar?

These people are focused on COLOR and nothing else. It’s AWFUL.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 5:56:04 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Tell him that “Blacks for Obama” is JUST AS RACIST and JUST AS OFFENSIVE as a group called “WHITES FOR ROMNEY” would be


37 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AD from SpringBay

How about Toni Morrison?


38 posted on 10/10/2012 5:58:38 AM PDT by goldi
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To: LibsRJerks

I see the same sort of nonsense. But to take a geopolitical view this sort of stuff goes on everywhere. Sunnis were for Saddam Hussein. Right now the alawites are for Assad in Syria. The Huttu/Tutsi thing is still going on in Rwanda and its neighboring countries. And then you come to the Balkans.

Race/Religion/Ethnicity/Tribe has always played a large role in politics. It also tends to happen that when times are good differences are overlooked as everyone is either getting rich or at least getting by together. When times are bad the differences come to the fore.


39 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Gaffer

This 4 min is pretty funny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8


40 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:27 AM PDT by b9
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just pick the 12 who get the most TV time - it’s entirely because of their support of The Agenda, and not based on merit.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 6:15:50 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: subterfuge

You forgot Maya Angelou, who’s tops my list.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 6:18:39 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: b9

Yeah...it seems funny on the surface. It’s the kind of stuff that propelled him to stardom....just humorous stereotypical anecdotes of ‘black life’....

They’ve gone much farther than that, my FRiend. The number one comedic mechanism of a black comedian is to portray how the “man” is always against them coupled with the ever-present exaggerated histrionic mimic of the “typical whitebread white man”... screw them. They aren’t funny, they’re just like Carlos Mancia and that other mainstream Mexican “wannabe” George Lopez. All any of them do is perpetuate reasons for racism.


43 posted on 10/10/2012 6:20:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Chris rock hasn’t been funny since the 90s.

Now he in the same league as Sarah Silverman and Letterman.
Bitchy lefties that have used up their goodwill by constantly berating part of their fans for their political leanings.


44 posted on 10/10/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mkboyce

LOL!


45 posted on 10/10/2012 6:24:31 AM PDT by Bramuce
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I might also add OJ Simpson and his defense attorney (name slips my mind at the moment), Alex Holder, Ambassador Rice (her lying about the reason for the attack in Libya is unbelievable), Louis Farrakhan, Valerie Jarrett, Sidney Poitier, and most rappers (lyrics are full of violence, hate, abuse of women, use of drugs, all about money & greed)...


46 posted on 10/10/2012 6:49:44 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Lamont Hill was not Black he would be a nobody.

If Ms./”Professor” Li was not an Asian female, with her accompanying “social identity built upon unearned entitlements,” and her “invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks,” she would be a nobody.


47 posted on 10/10/2012 6:57:04 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t forget this most recent fool “Toure’”

[sp]


48 posted on 10/10/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by EKTACHROME (meh)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hmmmm ...

Dozen most overrated 'black' people?

1) Martin Luther King.

2) Malcolm Little

3) Barack 0bama

4) Maya Angelou

5) Ralph Abernathy

6) Stokely Carmichael

7) Jesse Jackson

8) Al Sharpton

9) Thurgood Marshall

10) Sheila Jackson-Lee

11) Elijah Cummings

12) Charles Rangel

49 posted on 10/10/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

#1 Bill Clinton


50 posted on 10/10/2012 7:09:03 AM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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