Clearly West felt that he had enough of a personal relationship to feel betrayed by Obama. For such an answer, I turn to the latter part of the interview where West discusses policy. Mind you, if I had shown up on stage with Obama while he was campaigning 65 times, I would have at least expected some inauguration tickets or a return phone call as well. I think her later criticisms of Smiley and later West are disingenous because prior to , most of Black Academia were tripping over each other to get a seat on that stage.
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What's motivating some of Obama's black critics? Tavis Smiley, left, and Cornel West. Granderson: Could it be because they feel personal grievances toward Obama? He says the two are right to criticize Obama on policy issues but name-calling is petty Granderson: Smiley, West seem egocentric in believing they are face of black intellectualism. What else can you say about an accomplished but jaded black scholar who continues to behave like a Twitter troll when it comes to President Obama?
More often than not, lionized public figures like Tavis Smiley and Cornel West bring out the cynic in me. But both men were intellectual and spiritual giants as they captured the hearts and minds of the packed house at The Paramount theater in Oakland on Saturday evening. We have the amazing KALW I cannot pretend to be objective in my opinion here. My own experiences growing up poor make this a very personal issue for me.