Tavis Smiley and Cornel West appeared on The O'Reilly Factor last night and engaged in a spirited debate with host Bill O'Reilly over poverty, corruption in the financial sector and a jobless rate that is growing to nearly 20% in African-American demographic. The two sides of the debate represented distinct ideological points-of-view, which made for a remarkably compelling discussion of various hot topics in the news, namely Occupy Wall Street and a struggling economy …
The discussion was focused primarily on alleged corruption in the financial sector that has been brought under the spotlight with the Occupy Wall Street protests. When O'Reilly cited Merrill Lynch CEO Stanley O'Neal as an example, West asked his host why he cited the one of five black CEOs, to which O'Reilly shot back, "Knock it off with the black business will ya?"
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