Skip to comments.Melissa Harris Perry On Cabinet Diversity: Clarence Thomas Doesn't Represent Blacks (video)
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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But Obama’s new cabinet and high official roster for the second term being all white men does?
F@ck off MSNBC b!tch.
Thomas admitted the supremes are “evading” the eligibility issue of our first (or was Clinton the first?) black president.
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!
another example proving the statement
“stupid people don’t know they are stupid.”
Are she and Rob parker having sex. of some sort?
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.
What segment is Obama supposed to represent, if not all of us?
“Are she and Rob parker having sex. of some sort?”
Hot Monkey Love.
Besides, what would he have to do with the Cabinet, anyway?
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.
This reasonoing make no sense at all. What does Clarence Thomas have to do with whether Obama’s lilly white administration respresensts blacks?
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.
It’s not about diversity.
It’s about getting ALL Liberals in the cabinet
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.
I’m thinking morelike socialists and perverts is the goal.
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.
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.
But she is dangerous because she is a smiley faced “I am your friend’ demeanor.
I think she must be quite self loathing as she herself is half white.
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.
IMHO, she’s another mixed-race person (like Obama) trying to prove she’s authentically black by preaching hatred of white people.
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?