It’s always interesting to me how, on Fox News, there seems to be an inordinate number of people of color who are all too willing “ho” themselves out to trash other black people when people like Glenn Beck stand back and keep their hands squeaky clean. I bring this up in response to a rather intriguing entry on Media Matters for America’s Web site about a black woman who was speaking during a discussion led by Beck (who rarely misses out on opportunities to take cheap shots at people of color, but most notably black people).
This show was about what concerns “average Americans.”
If these individuals represent average Americans then that is a sad commentary. Thankfully they do not.
Anyway, here is an excerpt of what Media Matters had:
One of Beck’s guests, an African-American woman named Mary Baker, stated her belief that “in this time in our nation, we should be together,” before lamenting that, “It seems like we’re being so torn apart.” …
Regarding Ms. Baker, she is the author of a recently published editorial entitled, “Why I am no longer an African American,” a piece she mentioned on Beck’s program. The article argues that Obama’s election “has resulted in even more racial division” and that we are witnessing a resurgence of “anti-American sentiments” stemming form “the Black Power Movement, Nation of Islam, or the Black Nationalist Movement.” “The classification of me as an African American,” Ms. Baker writes, “says that although I live in America, my loyalty and allegiance are to Africa.”
Ms. Baker concludes her piece with the following argument:
Is this division amongst us perpetrated by our very own government? It is obvious that the inspiration for the classification of African American has nothing to do with those born of African descent. It is a radical group of Black Americans who hold to the anti-American views of those shared by Jeremiah Wright, Professor Gates, Jesse Jackson, President Obama and many others who came out of the radical Civil Rights Movement.
Promoting the idea that Obama’s election has turned black radicalism and nationalism into the official policies of the United States government is an explicit goal of the current conservative media movement. Stoking racial tensions is clearly a goal as well. And, as usual, the blame is fixed exactly 180 degrees away from where it should be. The promotion of such beliefs is not the work of the White House or MSNBC. Rather, it is Beck who is hyping the specter of race-based policies by invoking the theme of “reparations,” and it was media conservatives who called the president and his first Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, racists. By contrast, it was President Obama who, during his first national speech in 2004, stated plainly and unequivocally, “We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.”
How convenient this black woman named Mary Baker just happened to end up on this show of Glenn Beck’s. It’s a stunning coincidence this conservative black woman comes on to trash all these black people.
If she says she is no longer an African American then I say, “Don’t let the door hit ya where the lord split ya.”
The “radical Civil Rights Movement” she says.
So, civil rights is now a radical concept? The Civil Rights Movement was radical at its time, but for someone to say they see it that way nowadays is beyond disturbing (it’s Uncle Ruckus like … in reference to the self-hating character from the cartoon Boondocks).
Do we seriously have a female Jesse Lee Peterson?
It’s amazing the lives that were lost during the Civil Rights Movement so that people like this could have the right to say the kind of Jesse Lee Peterson-type garbage she is writing. It’s only appropriate she would end up on a show like this with Beck leading the way.