O'Reilly, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Sharpton and Lemon all talking about race

Bill O'Reilly and Don Lemon are adding to the national conversation on Race. What about Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Al Sharpton? Photo: Who is to blame for Black America's woes? Is it the White man?

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 ― Shawn Carter, better known by his stage name “Jay Z,” has, in recent comments shared his views on the George Zimmerman verdict, even though the rapper is a former drug dealer who’s been shot three times.

Jay Z., onstage with wife Beyonce, and sagging pants.

Jay Z., onstage with wife Beyonce, and sagging pants.

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Jay Z’s ability to command consideration for his thoughts on crime and race is ludicrious. Rap stars like him glorify the very thug culture that has made people like them rich, but has done nothing for black America.

“I was really angry about it (Zimmerman verdict), that the thing that we all knew that there was still a bit of racism in America, but for it to be so blatant,” Carter says. 

Recent entries into the “I have an opinion on black America” conversation are Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, and Don Lemon of CNN. Lemon, a black, gay, liberal CNN anchor has found grounds for agreement with white, heterosexual, conservative O’Reilly.

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Last week (July 25) on his Talking Points “Money, Jobs, and Race,” O’Reilly played an audio clip from rapper Lil Wayne’s recent “Karate Chop (remix),” in which Wayne refers to beating someone up like “Emmet Till” and refers to a female as a “ho,” rapping “Tell that b#$%h to leave me alone.”

This is the same black artist that made headlines for using the American flag as a “carpet” during a recent video shoot.

Mountain Dew, which had an endorsement deal with Wayne, pulled that endorsement, and following the flag stunt and the offensive lyrics of Karate Chop, one really could not blame Pepsi Corp.  

Well, maybe “one” could not, but Al Sharpton could. 

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O’Reilly points out the incestuous nature between Sharpton and Lil Wayne’s parent company and that Sharpton denies knowledge of: “That’s bogus; every author and I am one has control over who he or she does business with. The fact is Al Sharpton is allowing a company that harms black children to distribute his book.

“The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African American family … Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs,” O’Reilly said. “Nobody forces them to do that. Again, it is a personal decision.”

During his CNN show this weekend, Lemon offered some “tough love” about the ills facing black America.  

In a pointed monologue, Lemon agreed with O’Reilly’s observations that the near collapse of the black family, with 73 percent of black babies born out of wedlock, is the number one cause of the pervasive violence gripping the black race and driving its economic decline.

Speaking of O’Reilly’s comments Lemon said, “He is right about that (black responsibility), too. But in my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough. Because black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing … and if this doesn’t apply to you, if you’re not doing this, then it doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you.”

Five: “Pull up your pants. … Walking around with your ass and your underwear showing is not okay; in fact it comes from prison when they take away belts from the prisoners so they can’t make a weapon, and then it evolved into which role a prisoner would have during male on male prison sex.”

Four: Stop using “the n-word” in any way.

Three: “Respect where you live.” Don’t litter, don’t trash your neighborhood.

Two: “Finish school. … Stop telling kids they’re acting white because they go to school or speak proper English.”

One: “Just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should.”

While many may see Lemon’s comments as common-sense, he has been vilfied on social networks for being an “Uncle Tom” who climbed the rope ladder to success and wants to cut it for the rest of black America. 

Fed up Americans have had it with all the excuses so called “black leaders,” Democrats and the media make for black America’s failings. 

What O’Reilly’s and Lemon’s comments do is show that white people can join blacks in identifying the problems of the violent, black subculture that glorifies crime, misogyny, profanity, and hatred of white values. The values of that subculture lead to higher crime and high school drop out rates, illegitimate births, poverty, and dependency on government.

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