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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 ...
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......"
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
Chris Rock, and most any other black comedian.
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. ........................"
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.
A few obvious choices are out there too, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopie Goldberg. Oh, Wookie Obama too.
Now wait a sec! I hope you are not including Dave Chappelle or Eddie Murphy.
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, ....
1) Barack Obama
2) Tiger Woods
The rest aren't even close...
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.
Sharpton and Jackson should make the top 5.
These are the fruits of the great divider.
You mean the two most over-rated HALF BLACK MEN!
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the other hand... Charles Payne for president. Bill Cosby for Sec. of Education.
I think they’re overrated. I doubt I’m the only one. Throw in Tyler Perry too.
This is too easy.
As far as overrated black men go, how can Obama be overlooked?.....
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
Barack H. Obama
Henry Louis Gates
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods
H. Rap Brown
Snoop Doggie Dog
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.
You are being unfair to Tiger Woods. He actually was a pretty decent golfer.
Too funny. :)
I could go on all day...and Juan Williams is the one on this list I have most contempt for.
Why stop at a dozen? The list is endless.
Wait...Michael Jackson was black?!
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).........”
You forgot Michelle Obama, both the body and the mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tell him that “Blacks for Obama” is JUST AS RACIST and JUST AS OFFENSIVE as a group called “WHITES FOR ROMNEY” would be
How about Toni Morrison?
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.
This 4 min is pretty funny
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.
You forgot Maya Angelou, who’s tops my list.
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.
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.
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)...
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.
Don’t forget this most recent fool “Toure’”
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
#1 Bill Clinton