A new op-ed in TheGrio today by Jaquen Castellanos talks about the continuing attacks on President Obama by Princeton Professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley.
In an interview on CNN with Piers Morgan this past Wednesday, West explained why he previously referred to the president as a “black mascot” for “Wall Street oligarchs,” as well as the “proud” head of the “American killing machine.”
“I supported by dear brother Barack Obama because I wanted to bring an end to the age of Reagan, greed running amok, indifference to poor people, and highly polarized body politic,” he said. “When he moves into office, who do we get? We get his economic team coming right out of Wall Street.”