September 08, 2005

Woe unto any black conservative who speaks out

Bob Parks, a fellow member of Project 21 and the writer of the regular column/blog Black & Right, appeared this week on CNN's Daybreak regarding a piece last week where he took the looters to task for their actions last week in New Orleans.

Afterward, the e-mail began to roll in. Of course, much of it was negative. After all, many of them in effect were saying, if you dare to chastize blacks or if you say something critical of the Jesse Jacksons of the world, you must be an Uncle Tom...or worse...

Saw you on C-span. I guess the neo-cons must keep you on retainer for whenever George needs a Nigger in the woodpile. I am lily white and what I saw in New Orleans made me ashamed to be an American. People starving and dying of thirst, right in front of the cameras. The old and very young laying in shit while George plays golf or Condi shops on 5th Av. While FEMA is turning away relief workers, supplies, and rescuers from the city. FEMA also cut emergency phone lines to the city. What we saw was attempted genocide of the poor people of New Orleans, their only crime is that they were squatting on some very, expensive and desirable land.
When I asked the same question last night -- but regarding the actions of Louisiana's Democratic Governor, I was soundly dismissed as a lunatic. After all, a Democratic woman couldn't do such a thing. But it's easy to paint George W. Bush with the same paint brush for many people.
I didn't think modern day Uncle Toms exsisted in such a prevalent form.


I saw you on CNN and was disgusted at what an Uncle Tom you are. I found your comments laughable in that they had no basis in reality.


I was listening to you this morning on CNN and I wanted to know what is wrong with you. I cant believe you have the nerves to question to Rev Jesse Jackson motives. How can you a Black man sit there and dont think this has something to do with Race and Class. Of course, nothing surprises me, you are a black republican.


Bob, you are a sad sad man. You sit the confort of you home and office and write such hateful things about people who have lost everything. God is watching you Bob and I'm sure he doesn't like what he sees. You obvious hate you own race and are using this to your advantage like Justice Clarence Thomas.


Having just listened to your so-called “debate” on CNN Daybreak I feel sorry for you. Why is it that blacks such as yourself who have fled the grips of poverty are so quick to judge those less fortunate? You should be ashamed of yourself f for the comments that you made on national tv just moments ago about blacks in New Orleans who are undoubtedly going through some form of post traumatic stress.


Your opinions are without merit. You speak about African-Americans as if you are wearing a mask; with another face under it.


You are the prime "white on the inside, black on the outside" kind of nigger.


Your opinions are dangerous and lack insight, history and compassion.


You Bob Parks in my opinion are in every sence of the word a NIGAR,how dare you!!!!!!! You even sound white,how far up the Bushes asses do you need to get?? You are a digrace to anyone with a suntan much less black!

You get the picture.

God forbid anyone with an alternative view make their statements in the open.

Those in the mainstream will do their level best to stomp those alternative opinions, along with those expressing those opinions, into the pavement like so many ants underfoot.

Just damn.

Posted by mhking at September 8, 2005 09:33 AM | TrackBack

So much for freedom of speech...from the same kind of "people" that love the ACLU.

Posted by: BobG at September 8, 2005 10:12 AM

I'm proud to be in the company of the other people who get that kind of mail. Of course, when I get it it's hilarious. :-)

Posted by: Chris at September 8, 2005 01:17 PM

Eventually, Black conservatives will piss everyone off enough to the point where it will cause them to actually go out and change things.

I was born in the early 80's. I cannot wait for the day when Black conservatives finally grow some proverbial balls and figure out how to deflect the ubiquitous 'Uncle Tom' attack.

Posted by: negrorage at September 8, 2005 03:28 PM

You just laugh off the Uncle Tom comments. These people cannot hold a legitimate debate and they resort to name-calling. I am glad that finally some blacks are holding the people most responsible for the disasterous prepration for Katrina accountable.

Posted by: conservblack at September 8, 2005 05:01 PM

Y'could just say "I'll admit to being an Uncle Tom when you admit that you're just a slave." I wonder what the response would be...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 8, 2005 10:21 PM

Whoops. Should be: "I'll admit to being an Uncle Tom when you admit to being a slave."

Yeah, that'll do...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 8, 2005 11:15 PM

Lefties are very racist, yet oddly the first to cry out "racist" when they see an opportunity. Notice how often a conservative black will be called "uncle tom" and even "nigger" for daring to break away from the role of sheep democrat voter. Liberals get offended any time that a black person steps out of the role of welfare dependent and victim and states something like a man. The left likes to keep these people poor and dependent on the government, so that they will vote for the party that promises them more hand-outs, not the party that promises them personal independence and self esteem.

Posted by: Brent at September 9, 2005 01:35 AM

Wow. These email responses you showed made me very sad, though I've seen this kind of hate before on other blogs. I know what it's like to be "punished" for being a white with conservative leanings. It's obviously terrible to be what we call black with conservative leanings. A minority among a minority. Obviously, it takes a lot of inner strength to survive.

Posted by: cranky-d at September 9, 2005 04:52 AM
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