Tuesday, January 19, 2010
www.MAURICEGARLAND.com Interview with Dr. Cornel West
As you saw from the footage I posted yesterday, I got a chance to check out Dr. Cornel West at the homie Ed Garnes' Sweet Tea Ethics town hall meeting. Ed told me he'd get me five minutes with Dr. West after it was over with and he came through...I actually got around 7 or 8 minutes.
I got a chance to ask him something that had been on my mind for years...why do the leaders in Black academia like himself, Skip Gates and Michael Eric Dyson not teach at HBCUs? I mean, I knew the answer, but I always wanted to hear what one of them had to say. I got kinda worried for a second because the people in the room behind me kinda got silent and I heard some "aw shit" whispers. But Dr. West kept it fonky with me and said why.
We also spoke on Tavis Smiley decision to stop doing his State of the Black Union town halls and how dangerous it is for Black folks to think they've "made it" just because Obama is in office.
Ed, Killer Mike and Dr. West's brother Clifton also chime in towards the end.
Oh yeah...thanks to everyone that's been posting my videos, glad ya'll like them.