vendredi, août 29, 2008

Invisible and/or Subordinate: Barry O. and Blackness on the Verge of the Presidency

APTOPIX Democratic Convention
"No, not the stiff arm."

I posted my disappointment over Barry O's acceptance speech over at VIBE and then I came across this post at Sandra Rose. Apparently, Cornel West and I are kindred in our evaluation of Obama's address.
"...the Black freedom movement is at the core of American democracy. It has been the major means by which democratic possibilities have expanded for every citizen. So you can't think that somehow you're being American by holding blackness somehow invisible or subordinate."

-Cornel West in conversation with Julianne Malveaux on "Tavis Smiley Show."

For my thoughts, see Hello, Babar.