Although Tavis Smiley is a hero to most African Americans (your’s included) his dislike for Obama is disturbing and apparently obvious to all (read article) Although he never stated it, Tavis appears to be a Clinton supporter, yet, titled his newest book “Accountable”, and features Obama on the cover. Below are comments from the 2009 State of the Black Union(SOBU) from guests and Youtube commenters. Tavis you are a Hater, better change it up
I watched the afternoon session of the SOTBU, and Tavis was really disappointing. The panel was great, but Tavis just can’t let the last two SOTBUs go. Tavis we understand that President Obama didn’t kiss your ass like President Clinton did, but you are really making your dislike of him obvious now, Mr. Robinson you dropped some serious knowledge on the hypocrisy of Tavis and some others when it comes down to President Clinton. President Clinton was not good for African Americans or other Blacks around the world. I hope people start opening their eyes. Thank you.
rlw10101010I love the smile Lani had before she responded to Tavis’s veiled criticism of Obama (i.e., he’s an elitist who’s only interested in helping Blacks who are on his level). In a very intelligent, articulate manner, she set him straight. The “Black agenda” is the “American agenda”, they’re not mutually exclusive.
Lani Guinier at Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Union 2009