by Yvette Carnell
Author Michael Eric Dyson spoke to a room filled with mostly women during the NAACP state convention on Saturday in Daytona Beach. Not surprisingly, Dyson catered to the mostly female crowd, saying black men should “follow our women into the voting booth.”
Encouraging men to get more politically active is one thing. Kudos for that, but I don’t think black men should be following anyone or anything. But that’s not the point, and Dyson wasn’t done. We all know why he came to Daytona.
Dyson continued, saying it was his job to do what President Obama couldn’t, and that’s get angry.
Then he began scat cattin’ and rhymin’, as only he can. Hey ery’body, it’s bee-bop time!
“He’s cool. Some of us have to be hot and angry. That’s where I come. I get hot so he can be cool,” said Dyson, as he began going in on those who dared to oppose “his president.”
“Don’t be mad he did it the way you said it ought to be done,” said Dyson.
I don’t even know what that means, but OK.
“We have been hoodwinked and bamboozled. You’re working to keep some people in and keeping some people out. You are mad that I am who I am. You’re mad a person of color occupies the highest office in the land. We’re trying to vote and you trying to throw us the okey doke,” said Dyson.
“We understand what you are doing. We know voter fraud is not the real issue. Same ID was good enough to put George Bush back in office but not good enough to put Barack Obama back in office,” he continued. “This ain’t going to stop us.”
Hoodwinked and Bamboozled notwithstanding. Gotcha.
I agree with most of that, but can anybody tell me, whatever happened to the dude in this video?
How did that dude become this dude?