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Melissa Harris Perry On Cabinet Diversity: Clarence Thomas Doesn't Represent Blacks (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/10/2013 10:19:36 AM PST by i88schwartz

MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry excuses the lack of diversity in President Obama's cabinet by saying just because someone is of one gender or has a certain skin color doesn't mean that they represent that specific group. Harris Perry cites Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an example, who she says doesn't represent "the vast majority" of African-Americans.

MSNBC host and commentator Melissa Harris Perry says we should "be careful" when it comes to calling out the hypocrisy of President Obama for having a not so diverse cabinet. Perry says we don't want to "assume that any given physical body carries with it a set of political ideas."

Harris Perry names Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an example. Harris Perry says just because he is black it "does not mean Justice Thomas is representing necessarily the positions, the issues, even the Constitutional interpretation that is shared by the vast majority of civil rights organizations, by the vast majority of African-Americans."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; clarencethomas; melissaharrisperry; msnbc; nbcracism; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 01/10/2013 10:19:46 AM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

But Obama’s new cabinet and high official roster for the second term being all white men does?

F@ck off MSNBC b!tch.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 10:21:55 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: i88schwartz

Thomas admitted the supremes are “evading” the eligibility issue of our first (or was Clinton the first?) black president.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 10:22:58 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: i88schwartz

Credit where credit is due; MHP is the poster child for New Black Racism; she hates whites, she’s proud of it and she has the courage to openly admit it!


4 posted on 01/10/2013 10:24:08 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: i88schwartz

another example proving the statement
“stupid people don’t know they are stupid.”


5 posted on 01/10/2013 10:24:31 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: i88schwartz

Are she and Rob parker having sex. of some sort?


6 posted on 01/10/2013 10:26:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: i88schwartz

In this political climate, it’s not often that I’m stopped in my tracks and amazed. The gymnastics of this nasty liberal troll, contorting to the point of nearly hurting herself, in order to excuse “the one” for liberal crimes is beyond belief.

Imagine her doing the same act for a Republican with a lack of “diversity”.

Listen up. It’s not about diversity. It’s not about multiculturalism. The current battle is for a communist state, pure and simple. And the ends justify the means.

Today’s liberals are communists, and have coalesced into a unified group with one immediate goal. Crushing conservatives. If we keep fracturing, we can hold onto our purity as we live in a communist state.

/< soapbox>


7 posted on 01/10/2013 10:27:11 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: i88schwartz
I wasn't aware that any of them were supposed to represent only a portion of the population.

What segment is Obama supposed to represent, if not all of us?

-PJ

8 posted on 01/10/2013 10:29:33 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Venturer

“Are she and Rob parker having sex. of some sort?”

Hot Monkey Love.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 10:34:33 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: i88schwartz
Clarence Thomas represents the Constitution!

Besides, what would he have to do with the Cabinet, anyway?

10 posted on 01/10/2013 10:36:23 AM PST by RPTMS
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To: i88schwartz
Melissa Harris Perry On Cabinet Diversity: Clarence Thomas Doesn't Represent Blacks

Good - That's an indiator that he isn't a racist like Melissa Harris Perry.

He isn't in his position as a reperesentative of a small but vocal minority.
His job is to interpret the law fairly for all Americans.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 10:41:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: i88schwartz

This reasonoing make no sense at all. What does Clarence Thomas have to do with whether Obama’s lilly white administration respresensts blacks?


12 posted on 01/10/2013 10:47:14 AM PST by circlecity
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To: i88schwartz

From what I gather, she is saying Clarence Thomas is not representative of your typical black person.

I wish it were not so.

Because I have a great deal of respect for Clarence Thomas.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 10:52:27 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Gaffer

It’s not about diversity.

It’s about getting ALL Liberals in the cabinet


14 posted on 01/10/2013 11:02:27 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: i88schwartz

She says we should be careful because no particular physical attributes guarantee a particular ideology, or that particular people of whatever color/ethnicity may not represent the ideological majority of said color. But she oughtta know better. This is elementary. “Diversity” complaints are about the outwits appearance, period. She’s admitting too openly they care more about ideology than race or sex diversity. Which is only natural and proper, but is in direct contradiction of the ethics of diversity with which they pound everyone else over the head.

Loose lips sink charades.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 11:02:55 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMARTY

I’m thinking morelike socialists and perverts is the goal.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 11:05:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RPTMS

SCOTUS justice is a political position nominated by the president. I think the comparison is apt. The logic of her argument is lacking, however. And it is decidedly illiberal, at least insofar as “diversity” is a lynchlin of what we call liberal ideology.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 11:07:06 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: i88schwartz

She’s right, but she’s far too stupid to understand why. Justice Thomas represents freedom-loving patriots, while the “vast majority” of blacks in this country are quite content to live as slaves.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 11:08:24 AM PST by Governor William J. LePetomane (The affairs of state must take precedent over the affairs of state.)
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To: Gaffer

Same thing


19 posted on 01/10/2013 11:31:09 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: i88schwartz
I watch her on MSNBC from time to time, she's a cross between eliz Warren Marxist and Jesse jackson civil rights victim grievance expert.

But she is dangerous because she is a smiley faced “I am your friend’ demeanor.

20 posted on 01/10/2013 11:51:21 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Gaffer

I think she must be quite self loathing as she herself is half white.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 12:44:06 PM PST by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: i88schwartz

Pretty funny that black racist Perry has to defend Obama’s “lack of diversity” by attacking black Clarence Thomas. Communists like Perry have no clue what irony is.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 12:52:00 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: i88schwartz

IMHO, she’s another mixed-race person (like Obama) trying to prove she’s authentically black by preaching hatred of white people.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 12:55:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: i88schwartz

So what MHP is saying is, you can’t represent blacks unless you’re lazy, ignant, and knock up white wimmins why sucking down Colt .45 malt liquors and smoking weed? If you is smart and successful, you is actin white?


24 posted on 01/10/2013 2:09:02 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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