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PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda

March 4th, 2010 . by TexasFred

PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda

Two months after ending his annual State of the Black Union conference, Tavis Smiley is gathering African-American advocates to press the case for a “black agenda.”

The decision was motivated by what Smiley called recent statements from some black leaders downplaying the need for President Barack Obama to specifically help African-Americans.

“I was compelled to do it because of this debate,” the activist and PBS talk show host said Wednesday.

The panel discussion will be March 20 at Chicago State University. Panelists include advertising pioneer Tom Burrell, professors Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux.

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PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda

So let me get this straight. African-American advocates are going to have a conference and the topic is going to be the case for a “black agenda.”?

Just to be all fair and balanced, what would the Black community call it if there was a conference held and it’s main reason for being was to advance the WHITE agenda?

Somehow, I am almost certain they would call it a Klan meeting.

What credibility does it lend your cause when you tout the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Je$$e Jack$on as members of you dais and are going to give them an another avenue in which they can vent their hatred of all things NOT Black, and in Farrakhan’s case, an opportunity to rail against America itself?

I am often accused of being a racist, and I have NEVER denied the fact that I am, with certain caveats, mine being, I don’t hate anyone because of their skin color. Louis Farrakhan makes NO exception, he HATES anyone that’s WHITE.

Black leaders are always stressing the plight of the Black person in America. Stressing how they have been kept down, denied jobs and higher education simply because of the color of their skin.

I personally believe that to be nothing more than pure hog-wash!

All Americans are on equal footing today, we ALL have unlimited possibilities open to us. What has to happen is this, these RACE BAITERS need to drop the word AFRICAN from their hate filled rhetoric. They need to realize that the plight of the Black community is brought on, for the most part, by the Black community and they need to stop blaming THEIR failings on the WHITE man and events that occurred in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Once these so-called leaders and activists lose THEIR racism, they may be shocked to discover that there aren’t nearly as many WHITE DEVILS out there as they believe.

One other thing, this African-American term that so many like to use. Which are they? Africans or Americans? Because you can’t be BOTH!

Were ANY of the participants of this conference BORN in Africa? No, they weren’t. These guys are no more African than I am. They are the descendants of IMMIGRANTS, just like me, just like most Americans. In fact, they rail against Barack Hussein Obama and he has much closer ties to Africa than any of the people raising the most hell about the plight of the African-American!

What needs to end is ANY reference to hyphenated-American ANYTHING. America 1st, for AMERICANS. And if you don’t consider yourself to be an AMERICAN, and nothing else, then this is not your home! You are nothing more than a visitor and it’s time for you to go to whatever nation it is that you consider to be your home. I’m sure they will welcome you with open arms.

I am guessing that if this next quote is indicative of the thinking in Black community, there are many within that community that feel the same way about the antics of Tavis Smiley and Company as we do.

Once upon a time there were two Black men who were considered our “leaders.” Martin Luther King, Jr., was a soft-spoken, but eloquent Baptist preacher who spoke of the content of our character meaning more than the color of our skin. Malcolm X was the fiery acolyte of Elijah Muhammad who thundered about the wickedness of the White Man and “the bullet or the ballot.”

Martin and Malcolm had little in common with each other except neither of them ever enjoyed the universal support of the people they purported to lead. The true stress test of leadership is does their stature diminish or grow over the passage of time. On that score, Martin and Malcolm have established themselves as two sides of the same coin and though their tactics couldn’t have been more different, they both wanted the same objective: freedom for Black people.

Once you’ve seen the real thing in action, how the hell are you going to settle for the clown act of Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton? That’s like trading in Miles Davis for ‘Lil Wayne. That’s also why the recent bitch-slap between the two race hustlers is something I don’t take seriously.

Tavis pulled the plug on his annual State of the Black Union slumber party, but since he can’t go an entire year without some sort of pseudo ”event,” he’s offering up instead “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda.” What exactly is this “Black Agenda?” Apparently, Smiley is expecting a big dose of big spending by the Obama Adminstration on programs specifically targeted to aid and assist Blacks. It’s also an excuse for Tavis to prove yet again his swaggering self-importance never takes a day off. SOURCE

Let’s face facts, shall we? ALL Americans, of ALL races, have serious trouble on their hands right now. We can either face those troubles together, and find a way OUT of trouble, as a nation of Americans, united to saving this great country, or, we can continue to fight as individual races and ethnic groups and accomplish nothing other than the Balkanization of America.

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22 Responses to “PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda”

  1. comment number 1 by: mrchuck

    I think it is time to visit the front lawn of this meeting place,,,,
    and SPREAD the following all over the lawn:
    White bread
    White flour
    White rice
    White corn
    White milk
    White beans,,,,etc
    cotton balls, Q-tips,,
    And then throw White chocolate all over these items and pour “White Lightning” all over these items and set a lighted match to it.

    No need for a White Cross, as this would be deemed racist!

    You can add more items to this list if you want to.
    Oh, on second thought, setting fire to the above items isn’t really necessary, as this is maybe a little too much and could be construed as being a hater of the black lifestyle, and not the blacks themselves..

  2. comment number 2 by: Texasperated

    I have known six African-Americans in my life. All were white.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Were they Africans or were they Americans?

    Regardless of skin color, they can’t be both. Racism in this nation WILL NOT disappear as long as groups continue to identify themselves as being BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN, AFRICAN, HISPANIC or ANYTHING hyphenated!

    We are either Americans, or we are NOT!

    There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ~Theodore Roosevelt~

  4. comment number 4 by: Eric

    Found a plugin for you for posts like this, I’m pretty sure it’s called Travis Smiley Smileys…

    You could just use the one that’s crying to save you some server space. Another one that’s out there is puts 5 cotton balls in your comments section to rate posts.

  5. comment number 5 by: Patrick Sperry

    If we Americans that are not of African decent were to hold something like that we would probably be called Aryan Nations, Nazi’s, or worse…

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    My friend Eric… :P

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    What’s worse than Aryan Nations and NAZIs? :?

  8. comment number 8 by: Katie

    We could do our own African-American solution. Strip these fools of their US citizenship, hand them $100 each, then ship them off to Africa with the idea of NEVER LETTING THEM BACK IN HERE AGAIN!

    Problem solved.

  9. comment number 9 by: Annie Oakley

    Eric, I thought you were giving us a crash course on Basic Math and Home Ec!
    Q: In the Bakers Dozen shown, how many of these double chocolate chip cookies look burnt & should be tossed out?
    A: All of them!

    Cute idea Eric, I like it-Fred you might wanna run with it, he’s onto something here! :)

  10. comment number 10 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Teddy Roosevelt was correct even waaaay back then. These are nothing but Race Baiters who — think about it — do ONE thing well: they MAKE MONEY behind it.

    It’s an industry all to itself. Financed by SPECIAL organizations who acquire money, power, recognition and status behind keeping people DOWN.


  11. comment number 11 by: mrchuck

    Well, we could start calling ourselves (the State you are from) Americans.
    Like me,,,,,Texas American,,,…

    But, I agree 100% with Texas Fred,,, that just saying American is sufficient!

    Now tell me,, just how does one explain this to the Negroid race?

    This IS NOT racist, since there are ONLY 3 RACES of Human beings, and they are Negroid, Asian, and Caucasian. Yes,, only 3.
    All other human beings are a mix of these three listed above.

    So, all these race baiters, are raising a ruckus in order to make money off the un-educated.

    Poor downtrodden my ass. They got their by their own means because of downright laziness, shucking and jiving.

  12. comment number 12 by: Annie Oakley

    Well MrChuck, if youre right that there are only 3 groups that we spawned from, think how many combinations we could come up with? Caucasian/Negroid? Asian/Negro? Wetback/Negro? Gook/White American, Polock/Negro American……’s endless….and this is where it’s headed. Oh yeah, Proud Gay American, He/She/It American…..why not, we’re supossed to except everyone, right? BS!

    Stupid people are not worth my time but it’s being crammed in our faces everytime we read the paper, turn on the computer, watch tv etc. I’d wager a months salary that the majority of under-educated Americans are the ones who could attend college for free…in a Cadillac…pimp coat….gold teeth…etc….yeah, I think it’s a safe bet.

  13. comment number 13 by: randomonium

    Funny you should mention that, Annie…

    One of my oldest friends in the world is Black, we played ball together all through school….and I tend to get strange looks from the neighbors when he shows up….in a Cadillac…..pimp coat…..and gold teeth, to come to a BBQ at my place. Of course, this is what he wears in his free time. At his work as CPA, he wears slacks, a button-up white shirt, and a tie. He went to college virtually for free, due to racially motivated scholarships and his academics. He understands the value of hard work and morality, and virtually EXPLODES when ever anyone calls him an African-American, siting the same TR quote as Fred. Now, I didn’t get to go to college, because, even though my grades were better than his, I’m not black. I’m a poor white-boy from TN.

    Is that fair? No, it’s not.

    Doesn’t mean he’s not qualified to do the job he does, and he does it well, he did my taxes just a few weeks ago, and did a much better job than I normally do. It does, however, mean that the money for college is out there to take for anyone who isn’t a WASP, all you have to do is work hard enough to get it and apply yourself….and not get so caught up in your ‘culture’ that you forget to wear a tie to work.

  14. comment number 14 by: TexasFred

  15. comment number 15 by: Ron Russell

    A simple truth is that many blacks in this country no longer want equal treatment, that’s an old cause and has been abandon, they now want special treatment. These things always come in steps, just a little at first and then more if no resistance is met and then more and more until the resistance stiffens to a point where it can’t be overcome. Blacks in this country haven’t gotten to the point yet where the white man will say no more. Many remain me of the little kid who will push his parents until that day they finally say no.

    We have brought this on ourselves, well maybe not you and I , but many have consistently given in to black demands out of a feeling of guilt for perceived past grievances. I was never in that group. I think after the national experience with Obama those numbers will shrink drastically.

  16. comment number 16 by: Sage

    Hey Fred, I have followed your site for years and have never, NEVER, known you to be racist.

    You put your ideas and opinions out there for anyone to see and you lam blast individuals, not races.

    Keep up the good work my friend.


  17. comment number 17 by: minuteman26

    In military jargon, the above mentioned conference would be called “a target rich environment”. Just sayin. The color don’t matter, just the participants. Any jihadis out there with nothing to do?

  18. comment number 18 by: extex_cop

    You got that right on a ” Target Rich Enviroment “. It could cause lots of damage….the jihadis can take it out and blame it on the white racist…which would then cause a race war. Of course the racist whites could take them out and blame it on the jihadis terrorist. Either way it goes at least it will take out some dirt bags.

  19. comment number 19 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    I agree with you on your point of hyphenated Americans. You are either an American, or you are not. By putting these hyphens in front of these different groups Democrats have managed to drive a wedge between different races. Instead of bringing people together, they have sepatated them into groups. Until people are Americans first this country will always face divisions that might never be overcome.

  20. comment number 20 by: angrywhitedude

    Fred, you Dallas-Americans are known racists! :)

    Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at the Black Agenda meeting to hear the lunacy that spews forth?

    The majority of blacks are taught as children to hate white people and blame whites for everything wrong in their lives.

    However, they are prisoners to this victim mentality and their own poor life decisions.

    Have a baby at 13 and it’s going to be a rough road. Drop out of school and expect the same.

    Fill your mind with anti-white hate and see how far you go!

    Tavis Smiley is just another race huckster making a buck off of ignorance.

    Angry White Dude

  21. comment number 21 by: TexasFred

    I’m NOT a Dallas-American… :|

    I’m a Rowletteer! :P

  22. comment number 22 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Oh, the racism… on the part of black American’s!!! Geeez, I have been reading through the comments and laughing my butt off!!!!

    Great post, Great comments!

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