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Cornel West: There is ‘a neo-fascist in the White House’ | UpFront

2020 7/13
Cornel West: There is 'a neo-fascist in the White House' | UpFront

This month it emerged White House senior adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda to conservative news website Breitbart in the run-up to the 2016 election.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which obtained the material, Miller pushed racist immigration stories in hundreds of emails to the website.

The SPLC’s findings have thrust the racist and white supremacist tendencies of Donald Trump’s presidency back into the spotlight.

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, about six-in-10 Americans (58 percent) think race relations in the United States are bad, and 56 percent think US President Donald Trump has made race relations worse.

Many lay the blame at Donald Trump’s door, pointing to his anti-immigrant rhetoric and hardline policies.

American philosopher and activist Cornel West says the era of Donald Trump is distinctive because of the escalation of white supremacy, he describes Trump’s presidency as neo-fascist.

“You have white supremacist perceptions, sensibilities and practices coming from above in a neo-fascist moment with a neo-fascist in the White House,” West says.

West also believes Trump himself is racist, “if Donald Trump is not a racist,” West says, “then I don’t know what a racist is.”

“He’s a narcissist, he’s a racist, he’s a xenophobe, he’s patriarchal, he’s homophobic … he’s a sign and symptom of a spiritually decadent culture that allows someone like him to have that kind of power.”

West says the US has always been white supremacist, just like it has always been male supremacist, and capitalist, but says this neo-fascist moment is distinctive.

“And this is why I think so many people are depressed, especially on the left and in liberal circles, because they think that somehow this is so new that it might be impossible to overcome.”

West says the only way to get through this “neo-fascist moment” is through tremendous struggle and solidarity based on a commitment to poor and working people.

“We have to have real, real examples of integrity, honesty, decency, courage and hope,” West says.

In this week’s UpFront special, we discuss racism in America under Donald Trump with academic and activist Cornel West.
#Whitesupremacy #racism

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  • WonderMagician says:

    Racism is an inherent part of White Supremacist Economic and Political Systems. Capitalism was originally condemned for it’s reduction of human beings to productivity.

  • Wonder Wonderful says:

    The rights of every men is demised when the rights of one man is threaten.

    John F. Kennedy

  • Sesan Ayeni says:

    Forget ideology for a moment, it shouldn’t be difficult to have an upfront agreement that Donald Trump is bad for America.

  • Trumpfraud Lens says:

    Trump told anyone who listened that he was a NATIONALIST, and he said it on a National platform, when he made the statement: “everyone wants to be a globalist, I’m a nationalist”!
    The corporate donors undermined Bernie yet again, just like the Russians did him in 2016, and pushed Biden to the top!!

  • Loon says:

    Policing in America is no more than SLAVE PATROLS to control the movements and behaviors of PEOPLE OF COLOR IN AMERICA. The purpose is solely to hunt down and to kill. No White Person wants to be BLACK IN THIS COUNTRY. So you do know what is going on and is complicit with the things that is happening in this country. So it is not that you do not know,. You simply do not care.

  • Jane Eberle says:

    Love Cornel West

  • S Hussein says:

    I live in Sudan but I always look forward to hearing from the esteemed professor.
    Imagine how great it is to be one of his students. They are lucky.

  • Another POV says:

    Black lives matter. ALL LIVES MATTER!

  • Christopher Williams says:

    This is a really smart guy who knows he is lying about some of the things he’s saying!

  • Na Pa says:

    UNFORTUNATELY, HARVARD , YALE ARE HEAVILY STATUS QUO , RACISM , DISCRIMINATING SCHOOL WHERE CORNEL WEST FROM !!! WHAT CAN HE DO SPECIAL TO GET THERE AND NOT BEING A PUPPET LIKE OBAMA AND OTHER DEMOCRATS WHO RUIN THE NATION , MAKE AMERICAN BECOME ADDICTION OF ALL SORT OF THINGS INCLUDE LAZINESS AND THE CORRUPTED MONEY THEY SALE AMERICA TO CHINA ! THERE ARE FIVE BIG PROTESTS SIMILAR AS GEORGE FLOYD POLICE BRUTALITY PROTEST DURING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND NOTHING HAS DONE TO CORRECT. PRESIDENT TRUMP CLEANS UP THE SWAMP MAKE CORNEL WEST AND DEMOCRATS MAD !!! PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT DO ANY THING WRONG TO GEORGE FLOYD . DEMOCRATS ALWAYS WANT TO CONDEMN PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR NO REASON. THIS IS DESTROYING THE UNITED SATE OF AMERICA ! STOP THE SINFUL ACT NOW !

  • Richard Diano says:

    What I see is happening in america now is the real Thucydides Trap…

  • Richard Diano says:

    I just cannot comprehend why the blacks are called african-american or black american.. isn’t it double standard? Why bthe whites are not called european-american? All the people in america are just migrants except the red native Indians who rightfully owns the continent but deprived of being the first class status as their birth rights… what a pity…

    Every time I hear a person calls someone with a race or ethnicity coined with the word american comes out Racist for me…. I just hope the white poeple should stop calling them by colors… like african-american, asian-america, japanese-american or filipino-american, hispanic-american and so on… the native americans don’t refer any migrant as land-grabbers.. I just wonder..

  • AEI Automation Group says:

    No… Republicans even protect the unborn child. I Don’t believe a word a Democrats say! Actions are louder than word’s.

  • Tony Liguori says:

    Destroying your cities driving away wealth ,protesting fir aman who had a life of violent crime especially robbing a pregnant women at gun point after breaking in to her house ,

  • Thomas McGuire says:

    You call him academic he’s a race-baiter, he’s a liar. It’s a-coming you keep it up! One day the silent majority they’re going to stand they’re going to dictate all policy hide and watch! You believe you’re powerful?

  • Jon Hinson says:

    Dr. West expresses himself so brilliantly.

  • Gilberto Perez says:

    The same trumpet. Racism is a two way street.

  • Gilbert Witherspoon says:

    Bernie( burny is out…

  • Franco Saavedra says:

    THESE HAVE NOT LEARNED NOTHING FROM MALCOM X OR MLK.. MALCOLM X EXPLAINS ABOUT LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES..

  • Adrien Ashby says:

    This is a real man smart with everything he says. I could listen to him all day. It tells it like it is all the time.

    • Sheridan Isashitstain says:

      Adrien Ashby totally agree, and Mehdi is one of my favorite interviewers. Words for today, for sure.

    • Adrien Ashby says:

      @Sheridan Isashitstain Thank you.

  • ezpic2 says:

    This man hated OBAMA, and NOW he HATES TRUMP. He is an instigator, too afraid to run for the office himself!!

  • Ed Judd says:

    I think that,s what you are promoting right now….Hmmmmmm.

  • Charise chapman says:

    We need to stop the madness

  • Donald Pearson says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your deformity I know that your brain has developmental oh excuse me I did not mean to offend I’m sorry so sorry please continue your act or your talk I’m sorry I’m sorry again but please forgive me

  • Donald Pearson says:

    I did not mean that I meant something else I’m so sorry I meant that it’s a family problem it’s how you are grown up and what ambitions you have discriminated and then finally settle yourself down in that opinion of moral substance I think that’s all it is to be honest with you I have my morals I know that my family gave them to me so I feel for you in the broken family Palm you know the oppressed culture how your broken morals all result from the white supremacist population of America so sad but you don’t have any morals anymore that work I’m rooting for you right at your back God bless you keep fighting the good fight

  • Dalfat Soud says:

    😂😂😂😂😂 bonafide gangster

  • M Thor says:

    Who would’ve Thought this was only 6 months ago!?!

  • John Christopher Delegero says:

    Happening NOW!

  • Barbara Akinbowale says:

    Dr Cornel West is the person I would like to nominate as one of the people’s person who focuses on the content of a person’s characteristics rather than their skin type.

  • Jack Hackman says:

    Donald Trump is the filth Russia was waiting to lead USA. America is on its last leg. Nothing more to say on this except at 74 I have seen the USA sink to filth under Trump.

  • mujahid ali khan says:

    I like you hair style bro. Mehandi, thank for this vibrant show.

  • Twana Cisse says:

    I love brother Cornel West. Go brother!

  • Twana Cisse says:

    I support working class people but I can not support looting and riots of violence. Its a short term solutions for a long term complex problems

  • La R. says:

    you must be Malcolm Jay

  • La R. says:

    Your mouth wants WAR.

  • Noob Wensday says:

    When he goes off at the end !!! 💗🖤💗🏹🎆

  • Solomon Abdulrahman says:

    He a Communist

  • Joey Big Things Poppin says:

    All United states media are ran and owned by the Enquirer ,that’s right the news paper who prints alien stories coincidence Trump’s space force or how the biggest child ring is run out of a 10×18 pizza parlor world wide by Hillary Clinton which Trump hates and termed it the swamp yet he is heavily involved with the deep south supremacy “swamp” while taking photos with Jewish Jared Kushner then Utah photos with the biggest Christian leaders…seems the Devil hides behind religion fooling the blasphemous leader’s promising them beyond riches to fool their sheep.

  • Ibrahim says:

    This intellectually ideological discourse is what America is lacking. It is not enough to have people in color in positions of power when they are themselves pushing neoliberal politics that are inherently corrupt and only benefit the wealthy people.

  • KC CROMWELL says:

    24 MILLION BLACKS KILLED BY ABORTION

  • El Tigre says:

    Yes, you’d still be talking about race for years to come.

  • English Muffin says:

    Great interview.

  • Khadijah FX says:

    Everybody, including his natural, OPEN Enemy, is Cornell’s brother. Sickening.

  • tresmum says:

    I don’t like him, just like He don’t like President Obama, carry on

    • Candace Alara 1 says:

      Over his critique of Obama? I adore Obama but nothing he said was inaccurate.

  • Baby Lon says:

    Since this president has come to office,there has been more racial incidents between whites and
    coloured people.

  • saffron solo says:

    Yes Trump is a threat to American democracy. I agree

  • Between The Lines says:

    White nationalist in the white house….the intellectual dishonesty of these hypocrites in the media…..the biggest danger to humanity. Cornel West is a hypocrite part of the black intellectual crowd that supports the Democrat party destruction of the Black community. Neo-Liberal progressive communist-fascist are killing America.

  • kartik adhia says:

    funny how sanders seems to be everyonones fav. but can never reach the final innings.

  • kartik adhia says:

    The reason why sanders doesn’t make is that he speaks against the corporations. Not coz he doesn’t appeal to people of color. lol

  • kartik adhia says:

    Interviewer : So do you prefer mix of black and white to just white?
    Cornel : Id care what color they are, they should stand for the right.
    Interviewer : So do you not like obama ?
    Cornel : Id c what color he is, he should be morally right.
    I don’t think that the interviewer knows what a race neutral person looks like..
    smh

  • Table That Topic says:

    Cornel West and black lives matter movement can be proved wrong time and time again but failed to recognize when they are wrong like little tiny babies temper tantrums when they are proven wrong just shut people up

  • Table That Topic says:

    God is love

  • Rob Claxton says:

    I hope the black community just tells cornell stop speaking in riddles …go back to college and take language classes…there is great black speakers that are losing there calling ..to explain black unjusts that need to be accounted for ..from living and dead…..

  • Robert Cox says:

    All you need to know about Joe Biden & Trump is there recent promises : “nothing will fundamentally change.”

  • david jorgen Pedersen says:

    Racism didn’t begin in 2017 it Amplified x11, Dr. Has Many great Points!

  • MsLuath says:

    lol….“get of the symbolic crackpipe“.

  • Theobserver onone says:

    I’m So Done With This Intellectual Mixed Message, The Wait & See Mentality Has Got Us In The trump Era! Stand Steadfast and Unmoveable .. Yes Or No.. Stop With More Indecisive Rhetoric… Bernie’s Gone Cornel Now What???

  • First3is OnU says:

    We need Congress to become head of State. Given the power of prosecution along with all powers of law. The power is in the people. Fact of video the people have the sense to govern themselves. We need to put the power of the people into the presidency an by placing Congress there it will give us the body to form a more perfect union of the Nations. REP. CHARLES BROOKS would be the person for the job allow him to lead the NATION. That goes to show that the people selection is rigged. The people need the seat back an let the people govern our governing bodies.

  • Livelive says:

    If we are going to jail you’d better hope they will let you out. They might not. We need our attorneys on point for us there like and army. Time to put that money together brother. I think this man needs to throw away his bible and take a good look at reality.

  • Jay Clink says:

    If you can’t handle Truth, you’re in the wrong place.

    Just stay at home!

  • Shawn Gibbons says:

    Thou shalt NOT lie!

  • Dia. says:

    The presenter needs to ease up on the caffeine

  • Dia. says:

    Obama spat in the face of the people of Flint .

  • preston spooner says:

    TIME TO HIT THE STREET’S AND GO TO JAIL IF WE CANT CONTROL OUR OWN WITHOUT, HAVING TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE THAT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS CONTROL OF WERE STILL SLAVES, VOTING HAS NOOOO!, POWER, FOR BLACK’S REGUARDLESS WHO THEY OR WE PUT IN OFFICE, IF U TRULY BELIEVE IT WAS THE BLACK VOTE THAT PUT THAT MAN IN OFFICE YOUR STILL A LOST SOUL THAT BIBLE TEACHES MY PEOPLE OR DESTROYED FROM A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, More Blacks were killed when OBAMA Was in Office, An he NEVER ADDRESSED ANY NOT ONE MURDER Done to Us WHITE HOUSE MEAN WHITE HOUSE WAKE UP People Democratic or Republican DON’T MEAN NOTHING IT’S JUST A DISTRACTION HOW UNEDUCATED CAN WE BE, THE ONLY VOTE THAT MATTERS IS WHO THEY WANT TO PUT IN OFFICE OBAMA ONLY DID WHAT THE PEOPLE THAT RUN THE INSTITUTION TOLD HIM TO DO, THAT’S HOW HE GOT PAID!, HE HAD NO POWER TO DO NOTHING, IF WE CANT RISE UP AN SUPPORT EACH OTHER THEN WE WONT EVER HAVE OUR OWN!, REAL TALK!!, EVERY POLITICIAN OR POLITICAL LEADER U SEE THAT’S BLACK GETS A PAYCHECK FROM THE VERY INSTITUTIONS THAT HOLD US CAPITIVE,SOME OF OUR BROTHERS AN SISTER’S MEAN WELL BUT THEY’RE ON THE WRONG STAGE, DON’T HAVE TO SAY ANY NAMES THEY OR VERY ELOQUENT SPEAKING LADIES AN GENTS, WE NEED MORE LAUREN HILLS, MALLORY’S, SISTER SOLDIER’S, JANE ELLIOT’S, MUHAMMAD ALI’S, MARCUS GARVEY’S, MALCOLM X’S, The VERY ONE’S THIS SYSTEMATIC GOVERNMENT KEEPS HIDDEN FROM THE COMFORTABLE MASSES, ON THIS PLANET SO NOT TO REVEAL THERE HIDDEN AGENDA TO DESTROY THE BLACK POPULATION BY ANYMEANS NECESSARY STARTING WITH RACE RIOTS!, POLICE BRUTALITY TOP OF THE LIST PENDEMIC, SCARE TACTICS,FALSE ADVERTISERS, NEWS MEDIA, TALKING BOUT VIRUSES TESTING, SPARATING FAMILY AN FRIENDS THIS IS CALLED DIVIDE AN CONQUER!, NEED I SAY ANYMORE!!?, AWAKE PEOPLE SMHFR!.🤔☹🤬😡.

  • bakari africa says:

    there is always a facist in the white house, obama included…don’t try n play us dr. West

  • Sabino Corona says:

    I LOVE MY DEAR BROTHER ( DR. CORNEL WEST) ONLY WAS MAD AT HIM ONCE WHEN HE AND ANOTHER BROTHER WENT AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT OBAMA COULD NOT DO WHAT HE SAID, DUE TO MANY FACTORS, TEA PARTY, FROG FACE, MOSCOW MITCH MCCONNELL AND MANY REPUBLICANS WHO WERE ON RECORD AS MAKING SURE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA POLICIES WOULD FAILED AND ONLY A ONE TERM PRESIDENT. .THE TOTAL IMPACT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA BEING PRESIDENT CAN NOT BE MEASURED NOW, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE MOST POSITIVE FACTORS AND IMPORTANT THINGS WILL BE IN OUR NATION AND HISTORY BOOKS. I LOOK AT DR. WEST AS A CARING PERSON WHO STANDS FOR THIS. A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO CAN NOT TALK, A SEEING EYE FOR THOSE WHO CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE,AND HEAR. A MAN WITH PRINCIPLES AND NOT A SELL OUT. A GOD SEND TO THE AMERICA. AND THE WORLD. AMEN TO THAT

  • Amazing Andrea says:

    As a grad student at Harvard for 8 semesters on campus, a chance meeting and speaking to Dr. West as we both walked across the quad one day, was truly a highlight. We’d met in the Toronto airport several months earlier, and he not only remembered me, but my profession outside of studying. I am very grateful for that experience. I could’ve walked all the way from Cambridge back to Toronto in conversation with him.

  • Stanslous Wachenuka says:

    Dr. West is the Man. Truth teller as it is.

  • Jacki Carter says:

    👍WHAT HE SAID! THANKU BROTHER!

  • Jacki Carter says:

    👍TALK TO ME! CORNEL RIGHT ON!

  • Truth Seeker says:

    This capitalists neo Liberal White supremacy system is very cute in the way it plays one against the other sociopolitical game while they rub their hands in glee. It’s time for change before it’s too late. Their agend is near completion.

  • Neva Farris says:

    All presidents do what they are told. They and you yourself mr. West are just pieces on a chessboard. ORDER OF THE SERPENT DOCUMENTARY

  • Gloria Garcia says:

    Be a force for GOOD

  • Archi-Tech Lee says:

    Quoting from ‘The Fallacy of the False Dilemma
    Search’ by Richard Nordquist: “A false dilemma arises when we allow ourselves to be convinced that we have to choose between two and only two mutually exclusive options, when that is untrue. Generally, when this rhetorical strategy is used, one of the options is unacceptable and repulsive, while the other is the one the manipulator wants us to choose. Whoever succumbs to this trap has thus made a choice that is forced, and as such, of little value…”

  • Karen Janusch says:

    How prescient. 6/2020

  • Tony G says:

    Fake news

  • Oscar Joyner says:

    Yes crazy yes save the u.s a get hem out of there.

  • Ben Holland says:

    The great dr Cornell 🙏🙏👏👏✌️

  • Ms December Love Angel says:

    Why do we as black people always have to introduce white people about racism as if they don’t kno or unaware. Are u kidding me. Im sorry Dr Cornell im not taking anything from ur wisdom or knowledge i think ur are an amazing person.

  • askel douglas says:

    I got bad news for you black is not black and white is not white listen to this I am going to tell you a secret from heaven to earth racism racist must stop know,ate you ready for the shocking truth i have fun my DAN TEST AND I FIND OUT THAT MY FIRST COUSINS IS WHITE MAN AND WOMAN yes 100% now DNA test going to fix racism racist yes we have the solution that can solve the problems and the answer understand well now stop manipulation and the control ego pip piper justice yes people there is a lots of ignorance and dishonesty fake reality at the Quantum crossing well here’s the miracle cure DNA TEST is the answer to the racism racist for black and white human .🧞‍♂️

  • Amareto says:

    Cornel West fights for ‘equality’. And America biggest threat is :’Equality’.

  • david hefner says:

    Cornell West;
    National treasure…

  • Prophet 84 says:

    The commentator has some of his facts incorrect. Not an unbiased interviewer at all. The way he tries to lead West down the anti Trump path at all turns is unsettling. Obama instituted the Muslim ban for some 7 months (Trump came into office and it was continued for some 2 months) and built and put kids in cages (2014). White nationalism on display, not sure where his facts come from. What proof?

  • #TrumpIsNotWell # says:

    Brilliant discussion

  • Tania Jimenez says:

    I love Dr. Cornet West!

  • Young Paderewski says:

    Imagine taking a Philosophy course under him, and on the first day of class he tells you that the reason you are taking this course is to “learn how to die.”

  • martinko40 says:

    Exactly as you admit Cornel WEST , you do NOT know what a racist is .   I will tell you , YOU are a classical RACIST , !!  we have enough of your Black LIES  MATTER . END Affirmative actions  and your BLACK privileges RIGHT NOW !!

  • Debbie Christie says:

    Dr. West would not have a career if people like him didn’t keep pushing the continuance of racism. failing schools aren’t getting fixed because of corrupt school districts, cities aren’t getting fixed because of who is running them the governors the mayors, local politicians), those are truth lived knowledge. It’s not white supremacy it’s rich versus poor, these wealthy people think the people are stupid and we’re not, just we don’t have a voice, Because of their lies. These wealthy people try to convince different groups that it’s racism, and you see nothing change in our communities, because there’s no money in that for them. They live in bubbles and when the truth comes out they better hide, now with social media we the people are having a voice. Dr. West saying white supremacy is racist, it’s always been the rich against the poor. President Trump has extended the funding for black colleges, prison and criminal reform, opportunity zones in black communities, increased Job rates for black Americans, Stopped the fines on Obamacare, We are watching, you just look stupid. More and more people are looking up history and facts, like the Democrats voted for slavery, voted against the rights for black Americans to vote, voted for segregation. Democratic ran states are the ones that have the failing schools, the high crime. I could go on and on , Yep the sterilization program, eugenics program and The founder of and Hillary Clinton’s mentor of Planned Parenthood, are put in poor neighborhoods not rich neighborhoods. I’m tired , Are you getting it. You can’t fight truth, truth wins. You people are all hypocrites and God will judge you, specially when you falsely accuse someone, for your own game. Gain the whole world but lose your soul.

  • Debbie Christie says:

    Commentator, please do your research Obama built the cages, Obama illegally did DACA, when a illegal commits a crime in the United States they were only deported, when my daughter was nine years old and illegal molested her and the prosecutor said all they could do was send him back to Mexico, and he was back in two months, A illegal woman, name Lopez three hours away has been using my Social Security number to work, and because I’m on disability and I live in Washington state a sanctuary city the police said there’s nothing I can do and there’s many many many more stories just like that, and that’s why Trump is trying to fix immigration so this doesn’t keep happening, making them legal, so if they do commit a crime they can be prosecuted in this country. Doctor West is the racist that hates whites, White supremacy, Donald Trump because he’s white, my black neighbor said before we became friends she was taught all whites are racist, and she apologized and said she was lied too.

  • Debbie Christie says:

    President Trump is just fulfilling Abraham prophecy and the prophet Isaiah‘s prophecy

  • Patrick Farrell says:

    Although I agree with most of what is being discussed here, but not everything. I am a 50+ 3rd generation Irish American man. I am also a proud veteran of the United States Navy. I am poor, and receive compensation for a service connected disability that I received during my military service. Born In Los Angeles, California. Born to a single white mother who was mentaly disabled but not to the point she was not able to care for me. I was fortunate enough to have a large loving family who made sure I would graduate high school and be in a position to compete with anyone else in the U.S.A. to obtain the American dream. In the 1950’s, long before I was born, my mother met, and fell in love with then married, a black, U.S. Army sergeant from the south. He had just been honorably discharged from the army and decided to stay in California rather then go back to his home of record. In the 1950s it was not a popular move, for a white woman to marry a black man. It was also, not popular in the black community for a black man to marry a white woman either. All of it looked upon as racist with a good majority of fault going to the white population of the country. My mother was 6 years divorced from Larry, the black man she was married to, when came along in 1967. The marriage produced 3 children, my oldest brother Larry the second, my brother Bobby and my sister Katheryn or “Kitty” as she has been called since her birth. One of my siblings, Bobby, died at the age of 4 from a heart defect that was caused from the fact that my mother chained smoked cigarettes during her pregnancy with him. As she did with my older brother and sister and eventually me as well. A child is an investment that a man and a woman, who are in love, make together, and both parties are in charge of what happens to that investment. During my mothers pregnancy, with my sister, Big Larry pleaded with my mother to stop smoking cigarettes, at least during her pregnancy because even in the 60’s it was known that it was seriously harmful to the unborn fetus when smoking by the mother mother took place. (his name was Lawrence Eugene Ayers, but my mother, family and myself simply referred to him as “Big Larry”. This move by my mother would be the single cause of their divorce. Just like any good business man would do, if money is given to an investor, after a certain amount of time, when the investor checked on his money, and the investor did not have the money anymore because they lost it, then it’s time to get a different investor. To this day, I blame my mother for their divorce, not Big Larry. Any sensible man who cared about his children, would have done the same. Because of my two siblings, who were raised by their father, had a close relationship with both parents, I spent a considerable amount of time growing up with Big Larry, Little Larry, and Kitty. My mother was not eligible for child support because my brother and sister were raised by their father. I lived in a low income neighborhood away from my brother and sister but they were at my mothers and my house frequently and I spent a majority of my young life at Big Larry’s house in a wealthier part of L.A. in my young years I remember thinking Black people were superior to white people just because my white friends were poor but my black friends over by Big Larry’s house were well off with better toys to play with.

  • Robert Duran says:

    All the racist pimps coming out of the closet what do you think Wiesel

  • Cornelius Coble says:

    I love him now.. I thought at first he was kinda nuts..but the brother has got together!!!,he knows what he talking about!!,he is intelligent..smart..and has integrity!!!I love to hear him speak!!!,I’m mesmerized!!!

  • KEV WAINWRIGHT says:

    show me evidence that trumps a racist ?

  • Jamila Aqeela says:

    Truth, Mr. West.

  • Carla Glenn says:

    I must first say that I respect and appreciate Dr. West. Like him I support Bernie Sanders and would have wanted him as president 4yrs ago and now. But, it’s people like West why D. Trump is in the White House. And that’s dangerous. Imagine having this mentality, we’ll be in for another 4 yrs of torture. How can you say a neo-fascist is in the white house but is playing with the tool that can be used to get him out (voting). Unfortunately, politics is most times having to choose the lesser of two “evils”. There is no perfect candidate. We just have to choose one that’s closely aligned with principles of democracy, equlity, justice, liberty, and life.

  • TheJrade says:

    Cornel West: “If Donald Trump is a racist, then I don’t know what a racist is.”
    The most true words Cornel West has ever spoken.

  • Honey Beeman says:

    I’m very impressed that Dr Cornell Wallace is including indigenous peoples

  • RA Dawson says:

    Ahh…You said what we feel…”Donald Trump is an existential threat to the future of American democracy.” Thank You, Dr. West, your intellectual boldness as it is in short supply, and so greatly needed.

  • surfing blackies says:

    This man is a fraud

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