Marc Lamont HIll recently listed (in his opinion) 15 most overrated white people.… Referring to it as tongue and cheek on his twitter page…Although; I think he just used that as a cover just in case things got ugly. So since the likelihood of any White person daring to reply with their own Black list is very slim, in our politically correct atmosphere. And would be most certainly called the dreaded “R” word (racist). I thought I would compile my own list of the 15 most overrated Black people.
Thurgood Marshall…As a Supreme Court Justice…. He is widely known as the lead attorney for the historic Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court victory, which overturned the segregationist policies of our public schools. While his unprecedented appearances before the Supreme Court as a lawyer is noteworthy. His twenty-four years as a Supreme Court Justice was lackluster and mostly uneventful. Like most liberal jurist his sliding scale or all inclusive view of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and judicial activism helped to foster the myth of a constitutional “right to privacy” as far as abortion is concerned. That decision alone; along with six other justices under the pretense of a “civil right” has done catastrophe damage to 50 millions American babies that never saw the outside of their mother’s womb. Far more damaging than any of the segregationist and discriminatory laws he fought against as a lawyer.
Jesse Jackson… The man who was responsible for causing the term “African- American” to go viral in the 80’s has become a case study in what went wrong with the 1960’s civil rights generation and the movement itself. A man who once honored the life of the unborn and talked about the importance of the Black family… changed course and made an unholy alliance for political expediency with the liberal/progressive White hierarchy who came to him, calling in a payment for the support they had given to the civil rights movement twenty years earlier. Jackson became a piped –piper for a death industry that has killed more Blacks than the middle passage, slavery, and lynching… combined. And he became an advocate for same-sex marriage at the same time that heterosexual marriage in is own community was becoming more and more obsolete. He has benefited greatly from corporate shake-downs and White guilt. Not to mention his embarrassing stance on issues like the Duke-Lacrosse case, protesting Santa’s use of the word ho, ho, ho on the public airwaves and his obsessive desire to organize “marches” if the wind blows in the wrong the direction.
NAACP and its awards show….The oldest civil rights organization in America, which was started by White republicans… has become the NAADP (National Assoc. for the Advancement of the Democratic Party). This group has consistently followed the Democratic Party line on issues that most Black people don’t even agree with; i.e.….School choice, gay-marriage and welfare to work polices. Their weakness and irrelevance confirmed by a trip not once but twice to Geneva to speak before the United Nation’s Human Rights Council; the great arbiters of justice and equality! And as far as its award show is concerned the moment they nominated R. Kelly for an Image Award; it became worthless.
Tavis Smiley….. Ebony once named him the No. 2 change agent in media only behind Oprah. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 09’. But yet, his influence was wasted by spearheading symposiums and conferences with the same old crew of monolithic Black liberals that he dubbed “the best and the brightest of us”. And somehow each event always turned into a blame Whitey or the GOP for our messconference…shocking how that happens! And all the events proved to be ineffective. His “poverty tour” with his partner in progressivism, Cornell West was… well for lack of a better word “poor”. Lastly he has been blackballed and labeled a turncoat by many of the “professional Black left” for committing the cardinal sin of criticizing President Obama for his abysmal policies in reference to the Black community. It’s a good thing he and Big Bird have the same employer.
Black College Professors (mostly liberals/progressives)… Put a few letters behind their names and all of sudden they become experts about what is best for… or how to fix the social and economic plight of Black people. While getting a masters or PHD is laudable. Increased knowledge doesn’t always translate into increased wisdom. Viewing MSNBC is proof of that. But yet on every cable channel, including Fox… when there is a news story about Blacks, the media more often than not; will look for the closest Black professor they can find, who is usually a liberal, to give an analysis about the plight of Black people. And most of the time, they are so far off its ridiculous.
Some Black Preachers … (and excluding my pastor who happens to be Black)… In the Black community, when a man or a woman had the title of Pastor, Rev. or Bishop in front of their name it use to garner a certain respect because of their service and sacrifice to their communities. Especially in the late 19th and early 20th century, in an era when speaking out could cost you a visit from your friendly neighborhood KKK, White League or Red Shirts. But in our day and age, corruption, sexual immortality and capitulation to civil rights leaders who have sold their souls to a liberal agenda of the DNC; has yielded catastrophic results in their communities. Add to that the fact that many have compromised on biblical teachings that clearly speak against abortion and same-sex marriage in order to support the first Black President. And a political party that doesn’t even want the God they preach about in their platform.
Tom Joyner… Like most Black talk radio host; on Black radio stations, they are long on bad and borderline vulgar entertainment and short on un-biased information that is important to the Black community. His liberally twisted minstrel show is a joke. It’s a morning slapstick comedy routine with an entourage that sounds like they have been out drinking or smoking all night. It’s a slap in the face to all the other Black media pioneers who paid a huge price for the right be heard and speak about issues that are important the Black community. He boldly declared: “Let’s not even deal with facts right now. Let’s deal with our blackness and pride — and loyalty. We have a chance to reelect the first African American president. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as Black people, we should do it because he’s a Black man.” This remains as one of the most racially and intellectually insulting statements made to Black people that I have ever heard in our day and age.
Al Sharpton….White liberals especially MSDNC, love him, conservatives despise him, and honest Black people know exactly what he is….a racial opportunist, a civil rights demagogue; who wishes he was born teen years earlier just so that he could have padded his civil rights resume! This man has been on the wrong side of so many issues, that it is impossible to name them all. And like Joyner he has adopted a support the President at all cost, no matter what mentality. And with a Mussolini like snarl; he will challenge any of his “Black professional left “colleagues who would dare try and do the opposite. Just ask Cornel and Tavis.
The President… Barack Obama rode into the presidency with hope and change. On the night of his election many Black people were captured on video across the nation crying and rejoicing. Well four years later some are still crying but the rejoicing has been replaced with disappointment. Faced with the hard truth… that the government centric snake oil that the DEMS keep trying to sell to Black people doesn’t work. And that the so-called evil banks that he promised to crack down on; have only gotten stronger. The greedy Wall Street brokers that he criticized have simply gotten richer all under his watch. Meanwhile, a horrific jobless rate for Blacks has held steady, averaging around 14%(even worse among Black youth) for his entire first term is without a doubt disappointing. His constant dismissing of his most loyal constituency and irritation with their complaints are obvious. The fact that the only Black-community specific public policy he has signed is a let me throw them a bone, so they can shut-up Education program that will do nothing to improve the educational outcomes of Black students. And a change to the mandatory-minimum sentencing for crack users. (I can hear people in crack houses everywhere shouting no justice, no peace)! Not to mention a healthcare and immigration bill that will raise taxes, shrink the workforce and create even greater competition in the job market for Blacks. How about that hope and change!
Tupac Shakur…. Immortalized after his death by rap enthusiasts, college professors and hip-hop intellectuals (Tupacologist I call them). Tupac, like other tormented artist whose lifestyle expedited their own demise; has been made into a mythical folkloric rapper whose lyrics somehow shined a light into the secrets of the inner city. As if his lyrics were a 20th century Uncle Tom’s Cabin rap manifesto about the atrocities of the hood. We already know what has been going on the hood. It has been happening for forty-five years! The destruction and dysfunction of the Black Family! Yet Black liberals and White guilt- laden progressives romanticize about his lyrics and declare he was just “keeping it real” or “deep” about the plight of the Black community in the hood. But the reality is, it was HIS TRUTH and not THE TRUTH there is a big difference. If you want to immortalize something about him immortalized that.
Nicki Minaj… enough said!
The Democratic Party…Since they say they are the party of Black-Americans… The DNCwon’t admit it but, if the truth be told and closely examined. Blacks are no longer politically en vogue! Gays, Hispanics, Woman and Muslims have become the civil rights flavor of the decade and the future. Remember the public relations nightmare photo a few months ago at the Obama re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago. In which only two Black faces were barely noticeable in a sea smiling White twenty-something’s! It‘s no accident folks, it’s the DNC of the future or should I say the past!
Every member of the CBC (excluding the Congressman from the 22dn dist of FL)….. They call themselves the conscious of the congress. A more appropriate title would be the unconscious congress! The fact that they have decided to hold President Obama to a lower standard than any other President, republican or democratic, just because he is Black speaks volumes about where their allegiance lies; and it’s not to that people that put them in office. Chairman Emanuel Cleaver has been quoted as saying the caucus “is always hesitant to criticize the president” The only people we don’t hold accountable are people we have little or no expectation of.
Samuel L. Jackson…Is simply an embarrassment to his profession; a man who holds the distinction of being in more movies than any Black man in American history. And yet he chooses to embrace the lowest and most negative stereotype that exists about Black men. The angry, foul-mouth fool, who thinks a well place curse word, adds to his bravado or tuff man image. What it actually reveals is your grammatical ceiling; and your intellectual limits. And the fact that he added his talents to a warped children’s bedtime story for emotional immature parents called; Go the F**k to sleep and a re-elect Obama spoof using the F**k word again is idiotic. Maybe he’s still stuck in his Shaft character?
Charles Barkley ….The former “round mound of rebound” was right years ago when he said sports figures should not be considered role models. He and many other athletes have proven that theory. While his NBA career is noteworthy and he may deserve to be called one of the 50 greatest players. His off the court antics and Christian bashing irk me.., especially when he used to bash and verbally bully one of the best centers to ever play the game David Robinson. David finished his career with two NBA rings, and Charles, well he finished his career in Houston, where Scottie Pippen called him out for being fat and lazy. Often outspoken and called on by the media to speak about issues other than sports. Why I don’t know? Still trying to figure that one out…
By; Donald Thornton