CNN Analyst Denounces Black Celebrities Meeting With Trump As “Mediocre Negros”

200px-Cnn.svgCNN analyst Marc Lamont Hill is under fire after attacking a fellow panelist on Monday for working with President-Elect Donald Trump as part of his National Diversity Coalition.  Hill referred to Bruce LeVell as a “mediocre Negro” being used by Trump.
On the show, Hill dismissed celebrities like Steve Harvey appearing with Trump as a case of being used by the President-Elect.  LeVell responded to Hill that “You weren’t even there . . . Pastor Darryl Scott, Mike Cohen, they are in the process of bringing all types of people from all over the country, from all different backgrounds. Remember the diversity coalition where we reached out to all different types of people?”
That is when the Hill made his most controversial statement: “Yeah, it was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people. And you are an example of that.” Hill, however, later added, “I’m not name-calling.”
Trump is not the first president to cultivate celebrities. Indeed, both President Obama and Hillary Clinton relied heavily on Hollywood supporters in their campaigns.  To dismiss these individuals as “mediocre Negroes” is highly troubling but it is part of the identity politics that has taken over our political dialogue.
There has been no response from CNN to the controversy.

77 thoughts on “CNN Analyst Denounces Black Celebrities Meeting With Trump As “Mediocre Negros””

  1. The reason that Barack Obama didn’t do more for the black community is he knew he didn’t have to. The only group that votes for democrats at a higher percentage rate than blacks is journalists.

    1. But he invited black celebrities, musicians, performers, athletes to his many private White House dance parties…..that’s something he did for them isn’t it?

    2. The reason he didn’t do more is that the low-hanging fruit right now re policy adjustments is in the realm of county and municipal government. The feds can get out of the way, but that’s it. (In fact, they got in the way).

  2. I’m so confused. Is racism okay or not?

    Or does it matter what political beliefs a person has before you can say certain things about people?

  3. The NAACP is going to have to change its name. I think that they are waiting for the terms to stop changing. It would have been NAANP, then NAAAAP and now NAAOP. O is for Obama.

  4. CNN, CIA, b i biciy eye, bye o bee…
    Bickie eye bicki Oh boobee.

    You are not supposed to use the word negro on television. The current term is African American. Even if you were born in Chicago.

  5. “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs….There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”
    — Booker T. Washington

    Maybe Marc Lamont Hill is just one black who keeps the slaves on the plantation. Let the people go, let them be free to support whomever can offer help to the starving high crime black neighborhoods because Obama sure didn’t help them. They need jobs, relief from crimes and not insulting lip service of a plantation owner mind set.

    1. MLK’s niece voted for Trump and is pro-life. If MLK was alive today, he’d probably have voted for Trump too and likely would have disavowed groups like Black Lives Matter. People have to be pitted against one another to keep the ‘system’ working.

  6. Chicago has been ‘hopeless’ for years.

    And as to me Mediocre negros, I’m sure they exist. Lol

  7. Well Sociology is three strikes you are out for one ball pitched. Professor Corn Bread might work if radio experience is the main draw – the Black Avenger shoes are far too much for La Mont to fill.

    1. Whoops not the one with the edit button….. “and all the top draw names are already Consitutional Republic with a Represetnative Democracy base fans and supporters.

  8. Marc Lamont Hill is a professional windbag. He teaches sociology at a black college and runs his mouth on CNN as a self-proclaimed expert on all things black. So he resents that Trump preferred to speak with Steve Harvey, who has a positive attitude, rather than a blowhard like Hill. What makes Hill think that he is anymore an expert on black America than Harvey or any other African-American? Can a sociology professor understand the real lives of black kids in the ghetto because he read about them in books? And why is he so arrogant that he presumes the president-elect would be interested in his boring, self-righteous monologues? Every time that guy appears on CNN I reach for the remote and change the channel!

    1. Can a sociology professor understand the real lives of black kids in the ghetto because he read about them in books?

      I certainly hope so. The whole point of sociology is to understand something by studying it (through survey research and analysis or quasi-ethnography much more than theoretical discourse). The thing is, 1925 is a good while ago and sociology’s decayed into an apologetical discipline. Sociologists who ask questions not approved of or have research findings implicitly critical of certain mascot groups are subject to professional harassment. The better sort of college administrator has to run interference against corrupt professional associations.

      I locate about 10 scholarly articles and 3 book chapters in the last 10 years in GoogleScholar (which really is a lousy way to locate literature). For the most part, they’re in education journals or anthologies on education studies As far as I can see, he does not use quantitative methods. He’s published four books, one by a trade publisher, one by an ideological publisher, and two by academic publishers. Again, two of them are on education. The third is a babble fest with Wesley Cook (aka Mumia Abu Jamal). The fourth is a polemical work on Black Lives Matter.

      Morehouse is, I believe, a fairly solid private college. He’s quite prolific (or verbose, choose your terms). However, he’s not writing sociological works. He’s more of a gassy, 2d rate, education professor.

  9. Obama couldnt be bothered to go to Chicago to try and fix problems ….but he never missed a chance to play golf on rich peoples golf courses

    1. The Democrats are flailing about because they know that when Trump succeeds in bringing jobs, revival, and renewal to our cities and actually solves problems that Obama kept telling us couldn’t be solved, they are done – the Democrats will be absolutely done.

      1. An idea struck me that took some thought. I noticed Brazile’s replacement as DNC Chair is also female and also of African-American descent. I’m wondering if the Democrat Party is indeed done, finished over. The illiterate and some literate and educated to a point whites are in thei progressive movement and gone extremist with Soros and company. The Latilnos and Asians not to sure but they didn’t support Democrats as before. The Jewish people really got the shitty end of the Democrat stick.

        The African Americans got crapped on again with nothing to show.except voting. I’m wondering….as the third largest ethnic group int he Democrats. With the largest group fleeing to the extremists either regressives or greens or libertarians and abandoning the rest, :Lack lustrer support from Latinos and having lost the Jewish vote AND given the Democrat party traditional and life long strance as the party of slavery and the party of anti-civil rights if someone is saying enough is enough. Chances look good for a complete split up and formation of a new party out of the old.

        After all if we moderate centrist Constitutionalists can talk coalition poliltics with like minded citizens -and given thee election results their are plenty to interest such a move – why can they not do the same thing? We might be seeing the emergence not only of a Constitutional Republic Party or Coalition but a Black Democrats Party. For one thing it would be the first time the Democrats were truly representatives of and that community. They don’t even have to use the term Democrat. After all it has very bad history and meaning for that group. Quit Enabling Take Over Make Change just like the rest of us.

        The dividing lines are very deep and it’s time for a change for sure.

        So where would the RINOs go? Who cares? They don’t stand for anything and where ever they go will only be the Puppy ‘Chow Brigade for whomever will toss a bone. Personally I like Latinos and after all they are going to be the majority in a few decades. Can’t think of a better group to carry the torch for the Founding Fathers and add the traditional Asians Chinese-Americans into that mix..

  10. This is the problem with “black” people vs. people who just happen to be black. Black people do their best to drag the people who happen to be black right down to their level. It’s what Sharpton does. I despise people who try to hold other people down.

  11. Politics first, always and only for the left.

    Didn’t MLK talk about his dream of a color-blind society? How on earth are these race-baiting morons honoring King’s legacy?

  12. This is a lot better thread for this, than the one I first posted it on here. FWIW, “coon” used to just be a derogatory word for any black person, but in modern usage is reserved to mean a black person who doesn’t agree with the Black Narrative that blacks are victims, and that whites are the chief reason blacks have problems. Kinda like when Clarence Thomas is called an Uncle Tom.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  13. I am not a Trump supporter but I am offended by the idea that all blacks must think one way or be labeled in this manner. Thise who want freedom and equality must treat others with respect even if they disagree with them.

    1. “I am offended by the idea that all blacks must think one way or be labeled in this manner. Thise who want freedom and equality must treat others with respect even if they disagree with them.”

      Justice Holmes,
      That part of your post stands on it’s own and is very good. Hopefully in the future you’ll move passed the identity politics and allow your principled comments to speak for themselves.

      1. People w/ narcissistic borderline personality will use the reply button simply to get near the front of the line. You can change your name 17 times in one day, but you can’t shed that pathology.

      2. No need. Van Jones is a 9/11 truther. Just reprinting direct quotations is defamatory enough.

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