Cornel West, Tavis Smiley: Al Sharpton Can’t Criticize President, He’s ‘Still On The Obama Plantation’

Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite

Speaking with radio host Tavis Smiley, Princeton University professor Cornel West attacked MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton for not demanding that the Department of Justice immediately charge George Zimmerman with a civil rights violation in connection with the shooting of Trayvon Martin. West insisted that Sharpton is “still on the Obama plantation,” or he would be more critical of the president and Attorney General Eric Holder.

“Black people now find themselves, essentially, at the mercy of an African-American attorney general to do something else,” Smiley said.

“What do you make of the irony of who we have to depend on now to make a decision that I don’t believe is forthcoming?” Smiley asked regarding federal charges against Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights.

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  • cammie

    give it up! Zimmerman was acquitted and y’all are still mad! try getting mad about the women murdered in Cleveland by that black serial killer! wait, you people only get involved when it’s promoting your own agenda or when you can make off of something or when you can exploit a grieving family! you people are a freaking JOKE! but you will never admit it. you don’t care about your race as whole just certain individuals!

  • yvonne

    Cammie get a fucking life….All you white America thinks about is ya damn self. The average person is concerned with life no matter what the color. Its always White folk crying thinking about race. In this day and time we should all be able to come together, but all it takes is a ig-nunt yes I meant to spell it this way (pun-intended) white woman to comment. Make sure you are not the next victim…

  • Byron Noord

    Cammie, your ignorance is astounding! YOUR people are the architects of serial killings so you don’t need to go there. I get sick of white ratchets trolling predominately black sites just to spew “hick” nonsense and bile. Cammie, please do us a favor and go cut your fat inbred wrists.