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  • veronamy May 19, 2011 11:35 AM Flag

    Black radical calls obama a "puppet/mascot" of white corporate interests

    I think obama probably likes being called sort of an 'uncle tom' - by a black radical - because it helps him with the charade that he is less of a radical than he really is. He probably doesn't like the phrase 'corporate uncle tom' but he'll take it in a pinch.

    By Matt Viser, Globe Staff

    Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, is harshly criticizing President Obama, a candidate he once supported but now calls “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

    West, a former Harvard University professor, said during an interview with the website Truthdig posted yesterday that the president has not been true to his race.

    “I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men,” West said. “It’s understandable. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white…When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening.”

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