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Is The Occupy Wall Street Movement More Racist Than The Tea Party?



  1. Maurice - October 19, 2011 5:32 pm

    Triple word score, lol

  2. MJ - October 19, 2011 5:53 pm

    i dont see why the tea party is racist at all, their favorite guy is herman cain, and by far , if you are racist you dont vote for a black man.

  3. Alexandria - October 19, 2011 5:55 pm

    One point I have never heard made in opposition to the Republican contention that Lincoln was a Republican is that many in the Republican party of today celebrate their ancestor that fought for the confederacy (direct opposition to President Lincoln). The most southern states have been “red states” for many of the most recent elections (with the exception of the Clinton years). Those states often have representatives in their governments fighting for rights to celebrate the confederacy. The Tea Party movement talk of states rights, and talk about taking things back to the way the country used to be. They would like to limit federal government. If we look back to when states had more rights we had Jim Crow laws in some states; we had interracial marriages illegal in some states; we had lynchings that were sanctioned by law enforcement; etc. We are either the “United” States or we’re not. The statements made by the Tea Party and many Republicans are very similar to the Confederate beliefs that led them to succeed from the Union. It’s actually quite laughable that so many that would argue that the “United States of America is the greatest country ever”, those same people make statements that would make you think that they wish to divide that nation. It’s also laughable that people who have a problem with the federal government seek to run it; and if they were to get into power, there is no way that they would give up the magnitude of the power.

  4. Ann - October 20, 2011 6:16 pm

    He’s full of shit. He always makes my blood boil, even if he’s being sarcastic to make a point. He never lets you get your point across.

    It’s the language that differentiates the two movements.

    Black people aren’t flood #occupy #anything because we’ve been struggling. Nothing new here. We’ve had to deal with the shitty end of the stick, we make do, rise above, and keep it moving. We have built in coping mechanisms, some of us do better than others…..

    I support the #OWS movement, however, my time and energies are better spent trying to figure out how to get my family out of the situation we’re in. I don’t have time to camp out. (I’m not an outdoors person anyway)

  5. Moridin - October 24, 2011 9:46 am

    Very good interview as usual.

    I can’t believe Bill tried to equate the Republican party of today with that of Lincoln (and teaching everyone a new word). Good job slamming that.

  6. Dan - November 4, 2011 8:36 pm

    I have to admit…

    I typically don’t agree with what most of today’s, so called, “black leaders” have to say. I will admit this: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has my complete and undivided attention whenever he speaks.

    I focus 99% of all of my news gathering from Fox News. I agree with their opinions and ideas. It’s easy for me to discredit other news agencies just as easily as others do mine. I can see that Fox, and other news agencies, bring in nut jobs to argue the opposite opinion in order to make themselves look like they are on the right side. That being said, Dr. Lamont Hill, I believe, is recognized as a man that brings that opposite view with such dignity and wit that he must be heard and respected.

    Thanks Doc. You open my mind.

  7. Karlon Strather - November 24, 2011 2:38 am

    The Occupy Wall St movement encompasses the current struggle for economic equality which African Americans are severly affected disproportionally more than white people. True, you dont see as many Black faces front and center in the protesst but you dont see the same negative imagery on Occupy Wall St signs as we seen in many Tea Party rallys/marches/etc. The OWS movement has to been largely people and does not spew the rhetorical vitriolic arguments such as cutting the deficit and reducing the size of the Federal Government as a nuanced message to force Government to cut social programs for minorities.

    Oh, and Mr O’Reilly, the Banks are not providing jobs for Americans. Consumer demand and corporations/small businesses/service provides are feeding that demand in the market place. Banks are merely providing capital to help facilitate that exchange in the marketplace.

  8. Esty - December 7, 2011 10:53 am

    Occupy Wall St. is just straight stupid. I work on 195 Broadway and I see the people who show up to these rallies and they are all disgusting hippies and slackers. The tea party movement is simply looking to redeem the rights of all people. Its a fight against government which is doing a horrible job lead by Barrak Hussein Obama. He is a lousy leader and a spiteful ignorant person. As a Jewish american I never gave him my vote to begin with since I knew his roots were with Rev. Jeremiah Wright ( a known anti-semitic person). Obama’s policies on health, foreign affairs and economics are all atrocious. The fact that Obama came from a prestigious, Ivy League school is an utter joke! And anyone that tries to tell/convince me that this is all Bush’s fault can just put a sock in it. No excuses after you have been president for 3 full years. If anything everything has gotten worse since Bush left and Obama took oath.

    As for Marc Lamont Hill I saw him on Bill O’Reilly and after his most recent episode he is clearly an utter racist. I have lost all respect in Columbia University allowing a racist professor and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak on its campus is a ****ing joke! All I am left with is I truly feel terrible for the hard working people who brought America to fruition. Our founding forefathers would be disgusted and are probably twirling around in their graves. To all those that risked their lives for this country and built the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sears tower and the Brooklyn Bridges (among many other landmarks that define our nation) I feel terrible for you. This country is a ****ing joke!

  9. WPD - December 7, 2011 5:11 pm

    “Dr” Hill is pathetic.

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