Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”
On his radio show with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act.
According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility.
“We’re living in an age where we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus in terms of our visibility,” Mr. West said, “of our suffering in terms of the intensity of our exclusion, especially our poor black youth, especially with the new Jim Crow and so on. And we have to be honest about that. Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say.
“The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center,” he added.
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