Liberal Democrat NPR Headline Calls Kanye West a ‘Colored Boy’

NPR deployed 1840s-style racism in a headline that ran over the weekend.

The article, titled “For Colored Boys Who’ve Considered Career Suicide When Good Music Wasn’t Enough,” refers to megastar Kayne West, who broke the Internet last week tweeting out strong support for President Trump and a rejection of Democrat victimhood policies toward black Americans.

The article by Rodney Carmichael, a black writer, laments Kanye for not towing the party line by coming forward to support Trump. Carmichael works as a hip-hop journalist for NPR, a network with possibly the whitest audience in existence.

“It amounts to what many have rightly interpreted as a denial of systemic racism, couched in free-thought rhetoric. But political leverage in the electoral sense is not Kanye’s primary motive — it’s access to an absolute power and privilege that black boys from the south side of Chicago aren’t blessed with at birth. That hasn’t stopped him from following the blueprint of a long line of men who’ve used capital to compromise our national conscience,” Carmichael writes.

The use of the term “boy” to refer to a grown black man is an old racist trope that has been long-taboo. “Colored” is also a dated term you won’t even hear on network television. All bets appear to be off as long as the author’s target is a black person who has rejected the Democrat party.

Journalists who favor the Democrat party feel no hesitation in using racial epithets toward black people like Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Paris Denard, and others, like “Uncle Tom” or “House Negros” or “Coons” for not towing the party line. Meanwhile, the same commentators collective heads nearly exploded over Donald Trump referring to a black man by saying “Look at my African-American” during the 2016 campaign.

The NPR article goes on:

“Black Twitter has its own hot takes. One popular meme finds George Bush turning the tables on the rapper who notoriously criticized him during failed disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

“Kanye West doesn’t care about black people,” it reads. “History may be a better judge, but for now the joke’s on us.”

Carmichael regularly tweets out material from Black Lives Matter and retweets a white activist claiming to speak for black people, Shaun King. Recently he referred to Kanye as the “new O.J.” due to his stance with the president.

The Republican party has historical roots in the abolition of slavery and fighting for civil rights. In 1868 the first African Americans were elected to office on the Republican ticket. All three of the nation’s civil rights bills were Republican initiatives. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was authored by Republicans and voted in by an overwhelmingly Republican majority, only to be reluctantly signed into law by Democratic president Lyndon Johnson.

 

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