Cornel West’s Obsession With Obama

Writing at BlackAmericaWeb, author Michael H. Cottman asks if Cornel West is being petty or whether he really thinks that black Americans will be better off if President Obama loses his bid for the White House in November.

Cornel West (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)
Cornel West (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

West was once one of Obama’s most steadfast supporters, but he has turned on Obama over the years and some black Democrats accuse West of being disrespectful toward the president.

It’s unclear why West feels so compelled to lash out at Obama and why he needs to evaluate Obama through the media. Some of his criticism has been bitter — and downright hateful.

Read Michael H. Cottman’s entire blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb.

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