Posted by Brian
Seeing the world through a race colored lens, Toure' has used that perspective to become on of his network's top anchors. Of course, that may not mean much on the ratings-deprived propaganda mill known as MSNBC.
When your entire world-view is distorted by, in Toure's case, white bogeymen around every corner, your credibility is shot. Toure' is no more relevant in his analysis of any event or topic than the KKK's David Duke would be, if he were to have a media forum to spout his racist rhetoric.
Like fellow race-baiter Al "Notso" Sharpton, if there is any racial component to a story, Toure' is ready to exploit it for a political agenda, even if the story is a hoax. Like Al Sharpton and the Tawana Brawley hoax, Toure' too defended a so-called racist act, even after the facts came out, and the so-called "victim" admitted that she made up and staged the whole event.
In 1992, Emory University freshman Sabrina Collins alleged that vandals had attacked her dorm and written racist words on the walls. Like Sharpton came to Tawana Brawley's defense, Toure' stepped up for Miss Collins, protesting the attack. However, six months later Collins, like Brawley, admitted that the whole thing was a hoax. And like Al Sharpton, for Toure' the facts didn't, and don't matter. To this day, Toure still defends Collins' hoax. He wrote in his paper, The Fire This Time, that “THE POSSIBILITY THAT COLLINS HERSELF PERPETRATED THE CRIME HAS SEEMED TO MINIMIZE THE INCIDENT’S IMPORTANCE. IN ANALYZING THE EVENT’S IMPORTANCE TO EMORY, IT IS NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT IF COLLINS DID IT.”
Based on what I've seen of Toure's so-called analysis and rants on MSNBC, I'd say that little has changed in his worldview over the last 20+ years.
MSNBC’s Touré founded militant anti-white student paper
9:29 PM 04/09/2013
Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
MSNBC host Touré founded a student newspaper dedicated to black liberation theology while he was a college student attending Emory University from 1989 to 1992. ]
Touré’s flagship publication, The Fire This Time, lavished praise on famous anti-Semites, black supremacists, and conspiracy theorists whom Touré helped bring to campus. Before he became an intense-but-sardonic TV personality, Touré also decried “the suffocating white community” and defended a nationally famous fake hate crime.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Touré described the newspaper as “an important black voice on campus” and “a form of community building.”
The Fire This Time only solicited funds from blacks. “Kujichagulia means self-determination,” he wrote. “Economic kujichagulia is an essential part of any realistic program of African-American liberation. This is why we insist on being completely funded by African-Americans.”
The newspaper’s content – a mix of identity politics and post-modern flapdoodle – mark it as an item of its time. In one article entitled “My School, My School Is On Fire… Why EU [Emory University] Doesn’t Need Any Water,” Touré chronicled racial divisions at Emory University and repeatedly asked, “Why’d you go to a white school?” The author turned that rhetorical question into a rallying cry for black liberation: “At a White School like Emory there is a greater potential for higher consciousness and more activism within the black community than at a college,” Touré declared.
The youthful Touré did not consider whether attending a “white school” might provide educational opportunities, networking advantages, or job placement leads, though these are the reasons most people choose a college.
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