Thursday, September 29, 2011
My Rant: Is Maxine Waters & Tavis Smiley stirring up Drama in the Black & Gay Communities?
So, I was reading a few articles and I noticed how certain members of the Congressional Black Caucus are hounding Obama over his speech last weekend.
The president was giving one of rallying speeches and challenged the CBC to start fighting and stop complaining. Well, the media ran this news to the ground, claiming he was attacking the Black community, which he wasn't it. But my issue is with what Maxine Waters and Tavis "I'm Jealous" Smiley had to say afterwards.
After Obama's speech, Maxine said this:
Then Tavis said this:
What concerned me was how they pointed out the LGBT community. While I understand where they were coming from, I had problem with them specifying how Obama didn't harp on our community. They should know the rift between the Black and Gay community. Using their voice to point that out could cause more issues. For example, some folks will take their statements as "Obama cares more for the gays than Blacks".
Again, I understand their frustrations, but they should be aware of how that argument could spark up some more mess between the communities. I still believe the CBC should fight harder and stand up against the Tea Party/GOP foolishness. However, this 'detour' from Maxine and Tavis is just another way of walking away from the truth. I expect better from those two.
This post was inspired by Metro Weekly