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Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court protest

There are 74 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 16, 2011, titled Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court protest. In it, CBS News reports that:

Author, commentator, civil rights activist and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been arrested while protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court about corporate influence in politics.

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#25 Oct 17, 2011
Can you believe the idiots that listem to this moron. This is a little of wwho this dude is.

Memeber and leader od the Democratic Socialists of America.

West has called the U.S. a "racist patriarchal" nation where "white supremacy" continues to define everyday life. "White America," he writes, "has been historically weak-willed in ensuring racial justice and has continued to resist fully accepting the humanity of blacks." This has resulted, he claims, in the creation of many "degraded and oppressed people hungry for identity, meaning, and self-worth." Professor West attributes most of the black community's problems to "existential angst derive[d] from the lived experience of ontological wounds and emotional scars inflicted by white supremacist beliefs and images permeating U.S. society and culture."
In West's view, the September 11, 2001 attacks gave white Americans a glimpse of what it means to be a black person in the United States—feeling "unsafe, unprotected, subject to random violence, and hatred" for who they are]"The ugly terrorist attacks on innocent civilians on 9/11," he said, "plunged the whole country into the blues.

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#26 Oct 17, 2011
Who was Socrates ? His field wasn't accounting or engineering. I'm sure you aren't used to neither Socrates nor Dr. West writing. He is considered Socrates of modern times and people are writing PhD thesis on his writings.

Just because some professors are liberal doesn't mean the university administration is liberal. Ivy sets cap on Asians not in favor of blacks and Hispanics but because they don't want to change the demographics of institution and fear becoming Asian university. Their legacy system also give easy ride to the kids of alumni. That would be a different subject by itself.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-03-28/opinion...
mjjcpa wrote:
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I don't refuse education. I challenge ivy league campuses that throw pies at conservative speakers because they lack the intellect and debating skills to make a real argument. I challenge liberal schools that discriminate against veterans and asians in favor of blacks and illegals.
It depends on what discipline the doctorate is in. If he had a PhD in accounting or engineering I'd say he was intelligent. His PhD is in African Studies... which may as well be pottery.

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#27 Oct 17, 2011
The cat close it's eyes and imagines the world is DARK.
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<quoted text>Pot calling the Kettle Black I see.

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#28 Oct 17, 2011
Right wingers just moan about qualification of everyone except ex-emperor, a war monger who took us to a time worse than great depression. Who didn't deserve an Ivy education, NICE ARTICLE HERE:

http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/...

After the birther fiasco, Donald Trump and the right wing fringe have turned to a new attack to discredit our President, claiming that he didn’t deserve to get into the Ivy League Schools he attended, Columbia University as an undergrad and Harvard Law School as a graduate student. The fact that Obama graduated Harvard Law Magna Cum Laude with the prestigious position of President of The Harvard Law Review doesn’t seem to deter their attacks.

But Republicans are still saying that Obama did not deserve the education he worked hard for, that affirmative action caused his success, not his intelligence and hard work. Still they are correct the President did not deserve an Ivy League education, but that President is not Obama but former President George W. Bush.

Would George Bush be able to attend the prestigious Andover private school, Yale and Harvard business school if not for his famous, wealthy father and family? Bush was a mediocre student at Andover who never made the honor roll in his three years at Andover, despite the fact that 110 of his classmates did. Bush’s SAT scores were 200 points less than the Yale median of accepted students.

At Yale Bush was known more as a hard partier than an intelligent hard working student. He bragged to Yale students in 2001:

“To the C students, I say,‘You too can be president of the United States,”

Despite the fact that he was a draft dodger, with a poor academic record and no success at business, Bush was accepted to the prestigious Harvard Business School. Unlike Obama, at Harvard, Bush did not graduate with any distinctions.

Like the attacks on Obama’s birth origin, the attacks on his education are based on racism. If Obama was not qualified to attend Harvard how did he graduate Magna Cum Laude and become President of the Harvard Law Review?

Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia after two years. Columbia has a rigid core curriculum that normally takes students four years to accomplish and normally discourages students from transferring to Columbia, yet he still managed to graduate on time.

The fact that Bush, who was regarded by most people in the world as unintelligent did not face any questions from the right wing about his “legacy” education, and Obama’s education is being attacked as affirmative action shows the hypocrisy of the right wing media and Republicans.
Yahweh wrote:
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The most disgraceful moment in the American education system was when Yale gave an honorary doctorate to an illiterate lowlife scumbag.

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#29 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Right wingers just moan about qualification of everyone except ex-emperor, a war monger who took us to a time worse than great depression. Who didn't deserve an Ivy education, NICE ARTICLE HERE:
http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/...
After the birther fiasco, Donald Trump and the right wing fringe have turned to a new attack to discredit our President, claiming that he didn’t deserve to get into the Ivy League Schools he attended, Columbia University as an undergrad and Harvard Law School as a graduate student. The fact that Obama graduated Harvard Law Magna Cum Laude with the prestigious position of President of The Harvard Law Review doesn’t seem to deter their attacks.
But Republicans are still saying that Obama did not deserve the education he worked hard for, that affirmative action caused his success, not his intelligence and hard work. Still they are correct the President did not deserve an Ivy League education, but that President is not Obama but former President George W. Bush.
Would George Bush be able to attend the prestigious Andover private school, Yale and Harvard business school if not for his famous, wealthy father and family? Bush was a mediocre student at Andover who never made the honor roll in his three years at Andover, despite the fact that 110 of his classmates did. Bush’s SAT scores were 200 points less than the Yale median of accepted students.
At Yale Bush was known more as a hard partier than an intelligent hard working student. He bragged to Yale students in 2001:
“To the C students, I say,‘You too can be president of the United States,”
Despite the fact that he was a draft dodger, with a poor academic record and no success at business, Bush was accepted to the prestigious Harvard Business School. Unlike Obama, at Harvard, Bush did not graduate with any distinctions.
Like the attacks on Obama’s birth origin, the attacks on his education are based on racism. If Obama was not qualified to attend Harvard how did he graduate Magna Cum Laude and become President of the Harvard Law Review?
Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia after two years. Columbia has a rigid core curriculum that normally takes students four years to accomplish and normally discourages students from transferring to Columbia, yet he still managed to graduate on time.
The fact that Bush, who was regarded by most people in the world as unintelligent did not face any questions from the right wing about his “legacy” education, and Obama’s education is being attacked as affirmative action shows the hypocrisy of the right wing media and Republicans.
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Well until your socialist leader Obama shows his grades, you can just STFU azz face.

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#30 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Who was Socrates ? His field wasn't accounting or engineering. I'm sure you aren't used to neither Socrates nor Dr. West writing. He is considered Socrates of modern times and people are writing PhD thesis on his writings.
Just because some professors are liberal doesn't mean the university administration is liberal. Ivy sets cap on Asians not in favor of blacks and Hispanics but because they don't want to change the demographics of institution and fear becoming Asian university. Their legacy system also give easy ride to the kids of alumni. That would be a different subject by itself.
http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-03-28/opinion...
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Socrates assisted in the evolution of mankind. If you had called west and the rest of his ilk ant-socratic in nature, I would concur. Blacks have and currently are DE-EVOLVING thanks to generational welfare, affirmative blaction, and the union assault on our schools. WTG libs!

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#31 Oct 17, 2011
You can do the same until the OIL loving war monger shows his grade.
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<quoted text>Well until your socialist leader Obama shows his grades, you can just STFU azz face.

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#32 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
You can do the same until the OIL loving war monger shows his grade.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YOKGDvijes4XX
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What do you study in African studies?

pimpology?
crackology?
welfarology?
gettingawaywithcrimology?

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#33 Oct 17, 2011
Just look at the protestors, most of them are whites. Dr. West is being sympathetic to middle, working and poor class white. Probably, you were NEVER in the shoe of colored person nor studied the history of segregation.

Yours is the kind of degenerating divisive techniques right winger used for 100s of years to divide people, poor whites from people of color.

IN CA IT'S REPUBLICAN WHO ARE BLOCKING THE SCHOOL FUNDING and assaulting education:

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/natio...

No doubt united federation of teacher and many other city's teachers unions are also supporting Occupy Wall Street events. Thanks for either being a NAIVE or trying to SPREAD false info.

http://www.teachersolidarity.com/blog/chicago...
mjjcpa wrote:
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Socrates assisted in the evolution of mankind. If you had called west and the rest of his ilk ant-socratic in nature, I would concur. Blacks have and currently are DE-EVOLVING thanks to generational welfare, affirmative blaction, and the union assault on our schools. WTG libs!

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#34 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
You can do the same until the OIL loving war monger shows his grade.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YOKGDvijes4XX
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He already did dumbazz. Try educationg yourself you stupid SOB! Now you can STFU!

http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2008/10/colle...

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#35 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Just look at the protestors, most of them are whites. Dr. West is being sympathetic to middle, working and poor class white. Probably, you were NEVER in the shoe of colored person nor studied the history of segregation.
Yours is the kind of degenerating divisive techniques right winger used for 100s of years to divide people, poor whites from people of color.
IN CA IT'S REPUBLICAN WHO ARE BLOCKING THE SCHOOL FUNDING and assaulting education:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/natio...
No doubt united federation of teacher and many other city's teachers unions are also supporting Occupy Wall Street events. Thanks for either being a NAIVE or trying to SPREAD false info.
http://www.teachersolidarity.com/blog/chicago...
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The schools are not lacking in funds. They are lacking in principles (having too many principals) and management skills... thanks to unions.

NYC spends 17k per pupil and has a 25% graduation rate.

WTG LIBS!

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#36 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Just look at the protestors, most of them are whites. Dr. West is being sympathetic to middle, working and poor class white. Probably, you were NEVER in the shoe of colored person nor studied the history of segregation.
Yours is the kind of degenerating divisive techniques right winger used for 100s of years to divide people, poor whites from people of color.
IN CA IT'S REPUBLICAN WHO ARE BLOCKING THE SCHOOL FUNDING and assaulting education:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/natio...
No doubt united federation of teacher and many other city's teachers unions are also supporting Occupy Wall Street events. Thanks for either being a NAIVE or trying to SPREAD false info.
http://www.teachersolidarity.com/blog/chicago...
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West is nothing but a full fledge Socialist who doesn't give a fck about no one except himself. Educate yourself about the man before you run that big mouth of yours.

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#37 Oct 17, 2011
I'VE PROVED MY MESSAGES WITH LINKS THAT RE-PUGS ARE CUTTING EDUCATION, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, ETC. Now you prove your claim saying that black assaulted education, or accept that you are a liar:

"U.S. House Republicans’ pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget next year would slash spending for education, cancer research and aid to local police and firefighters."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-01/repu...
mjjcpa wrote:
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The schools are not lacking in funds. They are lacking in principles (having too many principals) and management skills... thanks to unions.
NYC spends 17k per pupil and has a 25% graduation rate.
WTG LIBS!

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#38 Oct 17, 2011
It shouldn't be educationg, it should be educating! SO MUCH FOR SOME DUMBA$$ TRYING TO EDUCATE OTHERS. Go and educate yourself:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/opinion/07k...
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<quoted text>He already did dumbazz. Try educationg yourself you stupid SOB! Now you can STFU!
http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2008/10/colle...

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EkDesiLadki wrote:
I'VE PROVED MY MESSAGES WITH LINKS THAT RE-PUGS ARE CUTTING EDUCATION, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, ETC. Now you prove your claim saying that black assaulted education, or accept that you are a liar:
"U.S. House Republicans’ pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget next year would slash spending for education, cancer research and aid to local police and firefighters."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-01/repu...
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The schools are not the problem.

The problem is black men not wearing condoms.

Rather than address the problem of black single motherhood, liberals have glorified it to the point that now white women are getting on the welfare gravy train too.

Paying the illiterate to spawn future felons is anti-Darwiinian. We should be paying people like Bill Gates to breed, not people with 3rd grade educations if you want to get really honest.

This is why we now have millions of unemployable Americans who have no hope.

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#40 Oct 17, 2011
YOU CAN'T DEBATE AND WANT TO SHUT OTHERS BY CALLING NAMES, be happy being socialist for rich :

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2...

"In a statement on the huge state-sponsored salvage of private bankruptcy that was first proposed last September, a group of Republican lawmakers, employing one of the very rudest words in their party’s thesaurus, described the proposed rescue of the busted finance and discredited credit sectors as “socialistic.” There was a sort of half-truth to what they said. But they would have been very much nearer the mark—and rather more ironic and revealing at their own expense—if they had completed the sentence and described the actual situation as what it is:“socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the rest.”
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<quoted text>West is nothing but a full fledge Socialist who doesn't give a fck about no one except himself. Educate yourself about the man before you run that big mouth of yours.

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#41 Oct 17, 2011
You SPEW lot of hatred and aren't into logical discussion after I gave you link that re-pugs are KILLING the education. NO LINK from your side to show black are killing education.

How about we'll have people like Carlos Slim Helu to breed ? Since Gates isn't the MOST richest person in the world anymore. May be there will be some tolerance. Last racist IDIOT I knew asked if Carlos is a drug dealer and how he made money ? Hmm....so much for the FAILED education system and racist media in this country.

EVEN GOD CANNOT EDUCATE SOME PEOPLE.
mjjcpa wrote:
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The schools are not the problem.
The problem is black men not wearing condoms.
Rather than address the problem of black single motherhood, liberals have glorified it to the point that now white women are getting on the welfare gravy train too.
Paying the illiterate to spawn future felons is anti-Darwiinian. We should be paying people like Bill Gates to breed, not people with 3rd grade educations if you want to get really honest.
This is why we now have millions of unemployable Americans who have no hope.
WTG LIBS!

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#42 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
You SPEW lot of hatred and aren't into logical discussion after I gave you link that re-pugs are KILLING the education. NO LINK from your side to show black are killing education.
How about we'll have people like Carlos Slim Helu to breed ? Since Gates isn't the MOST richest person in the world anymore. May be there will be some tolerance. Last racist IDIOT I knew asked if Carlos is a drug dealer and how he made money ? Hmm....so much for the FAILED education system and racist media in this country.
EVEN GOD CANNOT EDUCATE SOME PEOPLE.
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Stating facts is not hatred, you dunce.

I gave you an example of NYC having a 25% graduation rate while paying $17k per pupil. Spending more money is not the answer.

I'm glad you brought up Slim. Mexico may be the most corrupt country on the planet. A handful of mega rich families control every major industy. It has the widest wealth disparity in world history. Their currency and bonds are crap, even though they have huge oil reserves. At least the Saudis pave the streets and have water and power in their cities.

You're just an idiot.

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#43 Oct 17, 2011
You are an idiot who is wise in his own eyes. Even a fool who knows he is fool is better than fool who thinks he is smart. What a bigot, you cannot see the same disparity(what you mention about Mexico) in USA ? Not just one but 100s of scholars have written on this subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/opinion/07k...

"The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana.

C.E.O.’s of the largest American companies earned an average of 42 times as much as the average worker in 1980, but 531 times as much in 2001. Perhaps the most astounding statistic is this: From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent.

That’s the backdrop for one of the first big postelection fights in Washington — how far to extend the Bush tax cuts to the most affluent 2 percent of Americans. Both parties agree on extending tax cuts on the first $250,000 of incomes, even for billionaires. Republicans would also cut taxes above that.

The richest 0.1 percent of taxpayers would get a tax cut of $61,000 from President Obama. They would get $370,000 from Republicans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. And that provides only a modest economic stimulus, because the rich are less likely to spend their tax savings.

At a time of 9.6 percent unemployment, wouldn’t it make more sense to finance a jobs program? For example, the money could be used to avoid laying off teachers and undermining American schools.

Likewise, an obvious priority in the worst economic downturn in 70 years should be to extend unemployment insurance benefits, some of which will be curtailed soon unless Congress renews them. Or there’s the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which helps train and support workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign trade. It will no longer apply to service workers after Jan. 1, unless Congress intervenes.

So we face a choice. Is our economic priority the jobless, or is it zillionaires? "
mjjcpa wrote:
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Stating facts is not hatred, you dunce.
I gave you an example of NYC having a 25% graduation rate while paying $17k per pupil. Spending more money is not the answer.
I'm glad you brought up Slim. Mexico may be the most corrupt country on the planet. A handful of mega rich families control every major industy. It has the widest wealth disparity in world history. Their currency and bonds are crap, even though they have huge oil reserves. At least the Saudis pave the streets and have water and power in their cities.
You're just an idiot.

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#44 Oct 17, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
You are an idiot who is wise in his own eyes. Even a fool who knows he is fool is better than fool who thinks he is smart. What a bigot, you cannot see the same disparity(what you mention about Mexico) in USA ? Not just one but 100s of scholars have written on this subject.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/opinion/07k...
"The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana.
C.E.O.’s of the largest American companies earned an average of 42 times as much as the average worker in 1980, but 531 times as much in 2001. Perhaps the most astounding statistic is this: From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent.
That’s the backdrop for one of the first big postelection fights in Washington — how far to extend the Bush tax cuts to the most affluent 2 percent of Americans. Both parties agree on extending tax cuts on the first $250,000 of incomes, even for billionaires. Republicans would also cut taxes above that.
The richest 0.1 percent of taxpayers would get a tax cut of $61,000 from President Obama. They would get $370,000 from Republicans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. And that provides only a modest economic stimulus, because the rich are less likely to spend their tax savings.
At a time of 9.6 percent unemployment, wouldn’t it make more sense to finance a jobs program? For example, the money could be used to avoid laying off teachers and undermining American schools.
Likewise, an obvious priority in the worst economic downturn in 70 years should be to extend unemployment insurance benefits, some of which will be curtailed soon unless Congress renews them. Or there’s the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which helps train and support workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign trade. It will no longer apply to service workers after Jan. 1, unless Congress intervenes.
So we face a choice. Is our economic priority the jobless, or is it zillionaires? "
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Typical liberal straw-man argument. Since the inception of the Dept of Ed., education has devolved in America. Teachers shouldn't have unions to negotiate with themselves. It's become as bad if not worse than big business buying votes, which I don't condone either. NYC has a school filled with bad teachers they can't fire because of union thug rules. Save the faux sympathy for the blacks. We know you dgaf about the kids or America.

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