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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cornel West Attacks Al Sharpton: ‘Bonafide House Negro Of The Obama Plantation (Video)

By Susan Duclos

Cornel West ripped into many of the public speeches surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech, criticizing what he called the sanitizing" Dr. King’s vision. West said "Brother Martin himself, I think, would've been turning over in his grave," and that he believed MLK would have wanted people to be talking about "war crimes, or drones dropping bombs on innocent people."

West, a public intellectual, was particularly harsh in his statements about Al Sharpton.

Instead,” he writes on Twitter, "we saw the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Barack Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton." West continued by asserting that Sharpton’s decline was "supported by [MSNBC analyst] Michael Dyson and others who've prostituted themselves in a very ugly and vicious way."

Cross posted at Before It's News