Skip to comments.Trump Accused of Racism for Honoring Elvis with Medal of Freedom Award
Posted on 11/17/2018 10:42:18 AM PST by JonnyFive
President Donald Trump has come under fire from liberals, who are accusing him of racism for honoring Elvis Presley with a Medal of Freedom Award.
President Trump is awarding the Presidential honor to seven Americans on Friday, but it's his inclusion of the late rock star that has (un)surprisingly drawn irk from the left.
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Elvis is alive. I wonder what he will wear at the ceremony.
But it wasn’t racism when the Kenyan was giving it to other blacks. That’s some weird sh*t folks. Can we please get CW2 started?
I hear black women in my office refer to Trump as “that orange man”, as if they’re being so cryptic and no one knows what they’re talking about. It’s black MEN who will save this country in 2020 if they vote for Trump.
Trump couldve awarded it to ANTIFA and Planned Parenthood and hed be criticized.
It's your own blog, you can post the whole thing.
Do you think we are your personal hit farm or something?
He’d be accused of racism if he gave it to Ray Charles.
Trump woke this morning, which was racist.
Or Mother Teresa.
This is foolish talk. Who in the world believes what the news media says?
Revision of history. WaPo says back then only a white man could be king. Except for Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Chuck Berry, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald,....
They only have a couple cards to play. They are card tricks
for someone mindless to repeat, with a grin and a wink of the eye. It isn’t anything new. It is always predictable.
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Hahahahahahahahaha! Guess what? Elvis’ ancestry was Melungeon which was mixed races including..... African.
Elvis was a racist LOL..these commie loons are so retarded they have turned racism, just like they call everyone they disagree with a Nazi, into a joke..the word doesn’t even represent anything anymore. No matter what President Trump does, the commies will find SOMETHING to trash him on..maybe since Elvis loved bananas I guess that made him a racist too
Of course. They accuse him of racism because he’s White.
As the 25th anniversary of Presleys death approaches, its worth looking at one of the strangest and most persistent stories in music: how the man dubbed the King of Rock n Roll has been viewed as an object of contempt indeed, as a racist by many African Americans.
This view is not based simply on his use of black music, but on an infamous alleged statement, dating back almost 50 years, that he apparently never made: The only thing Negroes can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes.
Elvis Presley is reputed to have uttered those words, either in Boston or on a CBS news show, in 1957, at the very height of his initial burst of fame. Word of the remark in some versions using much stronger language stung the black community, which had largely embraced the former truck driver from Memphis.
On their 1989 hit Fight the Power, political rappers Public Enemy called Presley a straight-up racist.
And in May, hip-hop-soul diva Mary J. Blige faced a torrent of criticism after singing Blue Suede Shoes during a Presley medley on VH1s Divas Live special.
I prayed about it (performing the song) because I know Elvis was a racist, Blige said.
But that was just a song VH1 asked me to sing. It meant nothing to me. I didnt wear an Elvis flag. I didnt represent Elvis that day. I was just doing my job.
I never said anything like that, Presley told black-oriented magazine Jet in 1957. And people who know me know I wouldnt have said it.
After an investigation, Jet agreed there was nothing to the rumor.
Black performers from the time discount the story as well. I would never think that Elvis Presley was a racist, says R&B veteran Darlene Love, who sang background for him as part of the Blossoms.
The rumor has persisted because Elvis is a symbol of so many social and musical inequities that are legitimately resented, says Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick.
Few of Presleys black contemporaries bear ill will toward him, largely because he was so vocally supportive of black artists. Some African Americans even credit Presley for expanding the audience for black music.
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