8/15/11

Nigga Please!


So Steve Harvey (pictured above, covered in Tang) thinks Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are "Uncle Toms":



Steve... Whether or not you agree with their motives, Cornel and Tavis make very valid points. Although ONLY IN PART, President Obama's toothless threats and unfulfilled promises are to blame for the current state of the poor and less privileged in this country (particularly the Black and Hispanic community). We all know he's cleaning up the mess Bush left behind (tax cuts for the rich/wealthy/global corporations/banks, bankrupting Social Security and borrowing from potential enemies to pay for stupid ass wars, relaxing restrictions on Wall Street that ultimately led to the financial meltdown... you get the picture here people.), but still- he's kinda lost sight of the ball.

Steve Harvey is not wrong for voicing his opinion either. BUT he IS wrong for calling those two respectable men "Uncle Toms". That's kinda like Soulja Boy telling Jay Electronica he needs to step up his bars. Oh REALLY Soulja Boy?! (See that? That's me looking at Soulja Boy over the top of my glasses.)

Another thing that fuckin' bothers me is Black folks who believe our President is exempt from criticism, especially constructive, well-intended criticism. I, as much as any other sane Black person, am grateful for what our President has done for the collective Black American psyche. But i do think he's simply not being tough enough. But shit, you try fighting dozens of 2520's (congress, senate) everyday at your job and see how far YOU get. Imagine dozens of that one 2520 bitch who, in your head, is trying to sabotage your career.

Anyway, fuck you Steve Harvey... and your pimp suits. Stick to mentoring young boys and soft-shoeing for bucks. Insulting the Black Intelligentsia in such a way only makes YOU look like the Uncle Tom in the end. Let those men provide a voice for the voiceless while you vacation in Ibiza. And never do a photoshoot with your shirt off again. Ever.

Peace

1 comment:

hubris speaks said...

good stuff. the bigger deal is that Steve Harvey is acting very Boule ish. So is tom joyner. if you remember he came out and said the same thing. What's wrong with West and Smiley trying to improve the plight of poor people?