CNN Calls Kanye West ‘Token Negro’ for Trump Support

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As I said last week, they want Kanye back on the porch.

Offering Kanye’s inability to define the “STEM” acronym as anecdotal evidence, Sellers claimed, “Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read.”

Host Don Lemon and other panelists cackled at Sellers’ insults.

Next podcast host Tara Setmayer one-upped Sellers, claiming West was Trump’s “token negro,” and said, “Black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft.”

“What’s funny to me is to watch all these white people behind Trump clapping away at the name of Kanye West when it wasn’t that long ago that Kanye West said that George W. Bush doesn’t like black people after Hurricane Katrina. And you know – now all of a sudden because Kanye’s put on a MAGA hat and he’s an attention whore like the president, he’s all of a sudden now – he’s the model spokesperson? He’s the token negro of the Trump administration? This is ridiculous.”

Setmayer added she believed West’s opinions were invalid because he’d sought mental health therapy in the past.

“And no one should be taking Kanye West seriously. He’s clearly has issues. He’s already been hospitalized, not to trivialize mental health issues, but obviously Kanye has taken a turn in a very strange way.’

Conservative commentator Candace Owens slammed the segment as proof the network had gone “full blown RACIST.”

“I want you guys to imagine if those words were EVER uttered on @FoxNews,” Owens wrote on Twitter. “CNN has finally committed to going full blown RACIST. They want their slaves back.”
CNN Calls Kanye West ‘Token Negro’ for Trump Support

 
Sep 2014
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Yep, to Dims he is not black unless he stays on the Dim Plantation.

You must march in lockstep with the Brown Shirt Dims.
 

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at the very least if you're going to object to one you should object to the other. Context matters. Kanye West has mental health issues. Don't know if the people on CNN know that or care. But, that's one of the reasons why he keeps acting out in public. They are both offensive. Both. Claiming black Dems are "slaves" or that they live on a "plantation" is offensive. So is calling Kanye a "token Negro". The latter appears to be a politically correct way of calling him something else. They're all racial slurs.
 
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at the very least if you're going to object to one you should object to the other. Context matters. Kanye West has mental health issues. Don't know if the people on CNN know that or care. But, that's one of the reasons why he keeps acting out in public. They are both offensive. Both. Claiming black Dems are "slaves" or that they live on a "plantation" is offensive. So, is calling Kanye a "token Negro". The latter appears to be a politically correct way of calling him something else. They're all racial slurs.
You should be upset with Dims for attacking any black folks who dare to think for themselves.
 
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claims that black Dems are on a "plantation" or calling them "slaves" is more offensive than anything CNN is saying.
I definitely agree. If I were black, I'd be deeply offended. I'm not black, yet I am still deeply offended.

That said, calling Kanye a 'token negro' is beyond the pale if, indeed, that actually happened.
 
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You should be upset with Dims for attacking any black folks who dare to think for themselves.
Maybe you should be upset with republicans parading him to give themselves the appearance of supporting diversity.

Apparently, the token is different from all the other black folk; however, he’s still black enough for people to mention his name when talking about diversity.

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The token helps white Americans feel as if race is no longer an issue. It’s a cover-up. Instead of looking at the continued racial separation in this country, people point to their one friend of the other race and feel satisfied with themselves.

Being the Token | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson
 
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