So you would think the prospect of a black man winning the presidency would leave no opportunity for anything but optimisim about the progress of our nation, right? Its evidence that someone talented enough can attain the most powerful office in the land whatever the color of their skin, right? RIGHT?
Don’t worry, the esteemed Cornell West helps us back down from that sense of progress, to understand what’s really going on:
“The empire is in decline, the culture is in decay, the democracy is in trouble, financial markets near collapse,” said Princeton professor Cornel West. “It’s almost Biblical. And you can imagine what the black brothers and sisters in the barbershops and beauty salons say: ‘Right when the thing is about to go under, they hand it over to the black man.'”