Yesterday, amidst the media coverage of all the crisis situations facing us, and, in the wake of Senator Byrd's death, I just happened to look at the "Tweets", that Fox News were posting on their "Insider" site. I was amazed by one of the statements made, and took note of the person who posted it. So, ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, let me introduce you to the "Next Generation of Racist" in America today.... Dr. Marc Lamont Hill !
For those of you who aren't familiar with Dr. Hill, Here is a little background. Dr. Hill has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Temple. He also is an affiliated faculty member in African American Studies at Columbia University, and currently is an Associate Professor at Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia. A resume' that's not too shabby !
In Dr. Hill's Tweet, he said, "Sen. Robert Byrd died yesterday, his KKK affiliation should make interesting conversation." I was at first, taken a back by the fact that Sen. Byrd died at three am. that morning, and that Dr. Hill's tweet was at 9:00 am, and he said "yesterday"! So I, your humble blogger, in a futile attempt at humor, responded to Dr. Hill's message stating only, "he died at 3:am today!" Well !!! Imagine my surprise, when almost immediately, Dr. Hill shot one directly back to me saying, "What difference does the date of his death make,or matter, I'm talking about his KKK membership!"
Knowing full well that Sen. Byrd's affiliation with the Klan took place some 60 years ago or more, and that since, practically the entire world had accepted his highly spotlighted mea culpa, that's all it took !!! In one fell swoop, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, had in my opinion anyway, firmly demonstrated himself to be on the same plateau with the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the notorious Rev. Wright. The race baiting poverty pimps of the past !
Dr. Hill has aligned himself with the people who feel they are owed for the sins of our forefathers in the past by carrying on the constant ridicule and belittlement of their descendants, causing unrest, violence, and inciting adverse behavior in race relations between both white and black communittees. I further believe that Dr. Hill will continue to poison the minds of our children with racist, bias, and bigoted interpretations of curriculum that he teaches, instead of extending the olive branch and new beginnings towards equality of race in our institutions of higher leaning.
In doing a little more research on Dr. Hill, I discovered he has been regularly featured on such networks as CNN and MSNBC, and was a regular on such shows as Court TV and the Star Jones Show. Quite frankly, no surprise.
However, my first exposure to this man was on "The Factor" with Bill O'Riley. I knew immediately, that this was a man who is in lock step with the liberal views of the current administration, and has his own agenda as well. He also affords all of his viewers a smile while holding nothing but contempt for Conservative values. You may posess all the education in the world Dr. Hill, but it won't mask racism.
On a positive note, I have also come to learn that Rupert Murdoch, President of News Corp., parent company of Fox News, has personally "Fired" Dr. Lamont Hill just this past week, citing his, " reputation of defending cop killers and racists." Kudos to Mr. Murdoch !!!
This is a man who should be nowhere near the youth of America , poisoning their minds with his racist and dangerous views. A man who believes he is due reparations from all of us, for the mistakes of the past. So I ask you, Dr. Hill, in light of your recent job displacement.... Where do we send the check ?
David W. Emerick