Marc Lamont Hill didn’t hold back last night on “CNN Tonight.”
The Morehouse College Professor and CNN Commentator referred to the President-Elect’s Diversity Coalition as “a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people.”
*clears throat* Wow. That’s, uh, quite a statement.
Hill said, “I love Steve Harvey and I have respect for Steve Harvey and I think his intentions were accurate — or appropriate rather, but my disagreement is the way in which he’s being used by folk like Donald Trump. Again, his intention is just to have a seat at the table. But when you’re at the table, you should have experts at the table. You should have people who can challenge the president at the table. … Because all — because they keep bringing up comedians and actors and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending. Bring some people up there with some expertise Donald Trump, don’t just bring up people to entertain.”
He added, “Unless Steve Harvey turns into a policy analyst in the behind the scenes meetings, it doesn’t matter what I was — I’m saying, my concern is who — the people he’s trumpeting up and putting in front of the cameras.”
Breitbart Writer Sonnie Johnson had an awesome take on Lamont Hill’s comments.
Here’s what she said:
What’s really funny? On December 14, 2016, I tweeted: “Trump invites Blacks with ideas on improving communities. Obama invites them to perform.”
The comment was in relation to President-elect Donald Trump meeting with Ray Lewis and Jim Brown. I’m guessing these are the “athletes” whose meetings with Trump Marc Lamont Hill finds “condescending.” I refuse to justify Marc Lamont Hill’s characterization of these men by stating their rags to riches stories. I don’t defend men. I defend ideas, and Marc Lamont Hill’s idea of black mediocrity needs to be exposed.
It’s pretty amazing how the left continues to believe they’re above the same standards they hold conservatives to.
Lamont Hill’s comments are a perfect example of that arrogance.
What do you think of what he said last night?