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Marc Lamont Hill’s List of Overrated Black People

October 31, 2009

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Marc Lamont Hill‘s List of Overrated Black People will be a recurring feature at NewsReal as more figures emerge to be added. In David Horowitz’s kick-off to the series he explained the intent and why it’s not necessary to have corresponding lists of overrated white people, overrated conservatives, overrated leftists, overrated Jews, overrated right-handed people and so forth:

Barack Obama is a man of several obvious talents but a track record worthy of a Nobel Prize is not one of them (and being president probably isn’t either). Of course there are plenty of over-rated whites — Al Gore, an empty-headed, truth-challenged blowhard whose  politically correct prejudices got him a Nobel, an Oscar, and an opera at La Scala is obviously one.  But it is blacks who have suffered the most from affirmative action prizes and unearned promotions. We are launching this list as a service both to the African American community and the country at large, since this ongoing hypocrisy and the double-standards it supports hurt us all.

The critical difference here is that in those other groups there are not policies put in place to produce overrated people to the detriment of the group as a whole.

Part 1: Michael Eric Dyson

Part 2: Melissa Harris-Lacewell

Part 3: Spike Lee

Part 3 continued: Spike Lee

  1. Truthteller permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:51 pm

    Overrated Black People? Who would use such terminology? Oh I know. Probably someone in blackface using ghettospeak. Overrated Black People? Just sounds like David Duke to me. Mr. Horowitz, when will you have the guts to distance yourself from this tripe? Stand up and be counted, America is waiting…

  2. November 7, 2009 7:49 am

    I agree! “Rush Limbaugh, Star Parker, Hannity, Lou Dobs, and many more down sided Americans are Big Meanie Men and Women. Here “VALDOSTA GEORGIA” We have a News Media that consistently CONDEMNS President Barack Obama and members of our Armed Forces Executive Commander-In Chief through their Rants, Raves, Letters to the Editor. While many citizens comments are NEVER if EVER published! How sad?

    CASE AND POINT: On October 21, 2009, the Valdosta Daily Times once again criticized the Executive Commander-In-Chief of all members of our Armed Forces now serving in Iraq, and Afghanistan. How Sad? The Times published rants, raves, and letters to the editor along with cartoons that look like two members of our armed forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan holding a military M-16 Combat Riffle. Both soldiers look Black and one of the Black Soldiers is saying “I happen to like FOX NEWS.” With President Obama standing between the two Black Soldiers pointing his finger towards the other soldier with an M-16,saying “Shoot Him!”

    Please note! That Valdosta is the home of Moody Air Force Base and consists of Airmen from all nationalities, religious persuasions, various political party affiliations and this type reporting can only cause disunity and a breakdown of moral within military ranks. There is already enough hardship upon our military members, their spouses, and children without adding more. Moreover their children here in Valdosta have already been denied the right to watch the presidents live speech on television because of Valdosta City School Superintendent Bill Cason that has caused much tension in the Valdosta community.

    Moreover this will not be good when recruiters seek to get our children to enlist into the armed forces. These negatives will only complicate and cause disunity within the armed forces.

    As a retired military veteran this is wrong and sets a bad precedence for how we respect future presidents. America can do better in respecting our men and women Executive Commoner-In-Chief of our Armed Forces in 2009. God bless South Georgia News Media Outlets, and our beloved Republic!

    GEORGE BOSTON RHYNES, Retired United States Armed Forces Veteran, A concerned citizen and brother of humanity

    *Why have the squadron, base, and wing commanders at Moody Air Force Base allowed the members of our military Executive Commander-In-Chief to be disrespected in the press? Is not Moody Air Force Base located in the City of Valdosta?

    I served for over twenty years in the United States Armed Forces and this type of disrespect of an American President was never permitted or accepted. What is going to happen when recruiters ask the daughters and sons of these parents now serving in our armed force that does not like the criticism of the 44th President? God forbid, if they refuse to serve their nation because of this continuous venom from elected officials, newspapers, television, and radio stations here in Valdosta Georgia?

    We can do much better as a nation…….God bless America and all who served our beloved nation…


    • Alan G permalink
      November 23, 2009 9:43 pm

      The left should have never opened the door of criticism of Bush. It would never be happening to Obama had it not been for the vitriol from Congress and Left wing anti-war people and groups.

  3. Lenna permalink
    November 19, 2009 10:34 am

    Lighten up. If it looks like, walks like…it deserves to be called same. I have too much respect for the office to view the usurper as prez. When is he going to stand up for the military and make a decision on troop reinforcement in Afghanistan? Also, when can we expect him to call the Fort Hood terrorism exactly that – huh?

  4. R.S.Newark permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:14 am

    Another non-achieved is Rep.Alcee Hastings (D) Fla. try his background and stupidity on for size.

  5. Josh permalink
    December 5, 2009 9:55 am

    With the election win of Barrack Obama I am shocked to see how many people are blinded by the color of their skin when they make judgements on other people. Almost scary…


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