Is Maya Angelou, once the poet laureate of the US, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Robert Johnson, Shelby Steele and a number of other African-Americans nothing more than 21st Century Sambos and handkerchief heads?
With Obama and Clinton running even In the polls It's getting really ugly in the world of black politics in America. In two days Black America will be asked to vote Democrat, Republican, Independent or Green on Super Tuesday. Blacks, white, Latino and Native American bloggers are debating issues of race and its impact on the American body politic. The Politics of Racial Betrayal is part of the discussion in the black communities across America. As by Peniel E. Joseph, who teaches African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University in his review of the book, Sell Out, The Politics of Racial Betrayal:
In a 1963 speech Malcolm X distilled black America's long history of social and political struggle into two simple yet enduring composites: House Negroes and Field Negroes. The Field Negros bore the brunt of racial oppression from antebellum slavery to the civil rights era's high tide, while House Negroes craved white approval, shared secrets with racial oppressors and generally aided and abetted white supremacy. They were the race traitors, the sellouts, the Uncle Toms.
AAPP: Are those blacks who are endorsing and encouraging other blacks to vote for Hillary Clinton race traitors?
Are black supporters of Hillary both in the states and in other counrties, race traitors?
Are blacks who support Hillary and Bill 21st century sellouts, Uncle toms and Auntie tomettes?
Are black women feeling undue pressure to submit and sell out or be labeled as gender traitors like Oprah Winfrey has been labeled ?
Its interesting that some women may be turning on Oprah saying that she is a ‘traitor’ for backing Barack Obama. As reported in Time Online, AMERICA’S favorite television presenter is paying a painful price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign last month. Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a “traitor” by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton.
Winfrey’s website, Oprah.com, has been flooded with a barrage of abuse since the queen of daytime chat shows joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.
Her intervention was widely credited with broadening Obama’s national appeal - especially among women - and with helping him to an upset victory over Clinton in the first vote of the election year in Iowa. More HERE
Maya Angelou recently expressed her support for Hillary Clinton with a silent diss towards Obama:
“As a child, Hillary Clinton was taught that all God’s children are equal, so as a mother she understood that her child wasn’t safe unless all children were safe.
I know what kind of president Hillary Clinton will be because I know who she is. Hillary Clinton has always been a strong woman and a passionate protector of families. For 35 years, that’s exactly what she has been doing.
Each generation of African Americans stands on the shoulders of those who came before. Today, the challenges facing us threaten the dreams we have had for our children. We need a president with the experience and strength to meet those challenges.
I am inspired by Hillary Clinton’s commitment and courage — a daughter, a wife, a mother — my girl.”
Why do all these old-time chitlin’ era civil rights leaders feel obligated to support and play puppet for the shady Clintons? As we saw in S.C., these old-timers are disconnected with what the people want. SMH.
“Hey Johnny, why you want to leave this good ole plantation, massa been good to us, you better support them good ole clintons, we don’t need no freedom” Read More HERE
So as you can see there is a big debate in the black community about black political and social opinion makers who are being charged with selling out their own communities.
Now I know that Maya Angelou was a poet laureate of Bill Clinton administration? Now she even has a poem in praise of Hillary. But I have to wonder out loud, Is she now a house Negro craving white approval? Yes, Maya Angelou has a right to her to her opinion but damn, Ms. Angelou!
Question: Are her comments that of a traitor, a sellout, a 21st handkerchief head or just a another black woman not connected with her own black communities?
Now back to the issue uncle tom traitors
Lets take a look at Robert Johnson's comments regarding Obama:
Now where those the comments of a race traitor, a sellout, a Uncle Tom? Check out his apology for talking reckless about Obama.
Dr. King had led a “moral crusade,” Mr. Johnson said, but such crusades have to be “written into law.”
“That is the way the legislative process works in this nation and that takes political leadership,” he said. “That’s all Hillary was saying.”
He then added: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood – and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book – when they have been involved.”
Moments later, he added: “That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life.”
How about Andrew Young? Are these the comments of a traitor, a sellout, a Uncle Tom?
Le's not forget about our faith based blacks who many consider traitors, and sellouts.
Hillary and Bill Clinton seem to have an interesting hold on old school "Negro" preachers who are willing to sell their souls, and the souls of their church members in the name of support the woman over the black man. The Devil is in the details of his sermon. Take a look at this video below. This is self hating Negro preacher is out of his mind.
H/T Over Analyze It for the link.
But hey, after all is said and done, with Ann Coulter voting for Billary if McCain becomes the nominee I'm not surprised at the blacks who many consider, traitors, sellouts, Uncle Tom and Auntie Tomette's. To this AAPP a majority of political and social leaders who have endorsed Hillary have done it for political opportunism - for a political appointment. They a messed up in the head, 21st Century Sambo's and handkerchief heads?
But that's just my opinion, whats yours?