Black People Politics : Cornel West on Black Journalists: "We're in the age of the sell-out"


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Sep 12, 2009
"Appearing on Democracy Now to discuss his new book “Black Prophetic Fire”, Dr. Cornel West
declared that we are witnessing the era of the sell out. West discusses the late black journalist Carl
Rowan, who dismissed Malcolm X and mocked Martin Luther King Jr., and says “we’re living through
the Carl Rowanization of black journalism.” These black journalists, West says, “act as if they’re saying
something critical, but it’s milquetoast and well adjusted to the status quo.”"


Jan 22, 2001
betwixt and between
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How can one who abides the laws, pays taxes, enjoys opportunity presented, etc., call another a sell out?

What exactly is a sell out?

What is the defining criteria that determines one person is, and another is not?



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