Cornel West: Herman Cain Needs To ‘Get Off The Symbolic Crack Pipe’ (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

Cornel West: Herman Cain Needs To ‘Get Off The Symbolic Crack Pipe’ (VIDEO)

Source: James Crugnale / Mediaite

On Monday’s CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux, Cornel West slammed Herman Cain‘s comments that racism didn’t matter that much, saying the Godfather’s Pizza CEO should “Get off the symbolic crack pipe and acknowledge the evidence is overwhelming.”

“Black people have been working hard for decades,” West, a professor at Princeton University, said. “I think he also knows that if brother Anthony Davis, a brother who was just put to death, were a white Wall Street banker brother, that the response in the nation would have been very different as opposed to being a poor black brother. That’s just one small example, one very small example of racism still at work holding people back.”

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