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Why Paris Dennard Needs To Catch The Fade In The Worst Possible Way

For the past 6 months I’ve struggled to come to terms with the results of the November 8th that put Trump and them in the White House.  Even worse, I can’t come to terms with the fact that many of our own people chose death over life and help to put him in there.  I’m not really certain what a Black Republican is, but 13% of African American men voted for Donald Trump in effort to elongate the oppression over the past 400 years and set back the Civil Rights Movement, so I do know that they exist.

Leading that charge for our eradication nightly is the crusty lipped bandit and CNN GOP political commentator Paris Dennard aka, the voice of Black people who wish they were white when assimilation is not enough. Nothing pains me more than to cut on CNN nightly and watch the ashy chapped lips of Dennard refute everything logical about being a Black man in America in effort to sway the opinion that Trump has our best interest at heart.   He has night in and night out defended Trump’s agenda as it continues to oppress the marginalized and shown that he is just as delusional as the millions of Black men who checked off Trump on the ballot box.  Dennard however is not new to being a coon in the Republican Party, and has a long history of fuckery to back it up.

From 2005 – 2009 Paris served under the Bush Administration as *drum roll please* The White House Director of Black Outreach where he was the liaison to the Black community at large.  Yall remember Bush right?  The President that flew OVER New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  The one Kanye West, on national television, said “doesn’t like Black People”, which I understand you may now take with a grain of salt since Kanye got kicked out of the family cookout. Bush was as good to Black people as unseasoned baked fried chicken, and Dennard was very much one of the chefs.  Much like current Director Omorosa, Paris, during that era deflected, lied, conjured, and spread alternative facts about how much the GOP was doing for Black America.  Evident in how many Black and brown folk were hurt economically during the Bush administration, you would think it would pull Paris from that “sunken place”, but instead he opened the door to suck more negroes in and 8 years later, we have Trump.

My final straw with Dennard occurred a few weeks ago when he proclaimed loud and proud that Trump was in fact doing more for HBCU’s than President Obama.  Now let’s be clear, Obama didn’t do much on the HBCU front so I’m not even going to go there.  However, when you look at the fact that Trump has cut 3.9 billion in Pell Grant funding intersected with major cuts to HUD; this could easily be the final days of HBCU’s.  He got into a spat with Angela Rye and Don Lemon over the issue when they made the valid point of Black folk having to choose to shelter and feed their kids over sending them to HBCU’s.

He insisted that Lemon was “putting down” HBCU’s by saying housing was more important than college.  He also insisted that Trump signing the order in front of all those HBCU President’s was a step toward progress, as if every president prior hadn’t signed that same order.  So we are all clear, Black students and HBCU’s survive on Pell funding.  IDGAF what Trump signed in front of those HBCU presidents, this type of funding cut could destroy a pillar and tradition over 150 years in the Black community.   My hatred for him grew deeper as he defended O’Reilly and Spicer using the “why does everything have to be about race line”.

Dennard represents the worst part of assimilation.  Black folk who think that white people are looking past the color of their skin, don’t believe in the “race card”, think that white folk just need a chance “to grow”.   Following the long line of Blacks in the sunken place like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, Dennard is used as a voice of the Black people by white people who want to be validated in their lackluster efforts, rather than be called out for their bullshit.  He is the face of “look, see how one of you Negros made it by being respectable” rather than fighting for our existence and culture to be preserved as we are.

So from one Black voice in the community to another, fuck you Paris Dennard.  Fuck the elitist, respectable Negro politics for which you have built your entire facade of a career on.  People like you are why we have to stay out in these streets fighting for our rights while you trying to prove that we have already overcome. I’m tired of Black pundits having to battle you night in and night out.

It’s time for you catch fade.

George Johnson

George M Johnson is a black queer journalist and activist. He has written for Ebony, TheGrio, JET, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Black Youth Project and several HIV publications.

  • JulianWithTheRedCorvette

    I’d gladly punch Paris Dennard in the throat.

    • Charles Johnson

      Tell me how you really feel ooolololl

  • Giantstepp

    Thing is, when I catch him on CNN, he is usually get it handed to him and comes off looking ridicules. Now, IMO-all of the Trump surrogates make arguments that are indefensible, but it does sting a little more seeing black people try and defend Trump’s obvious BS.

    He needs a good dusting up…for the culture!

    • JulianWithTheRedCorvette

      Where do they find these people? I’ve known some Black Republicans, but I never saw any of them go to the lengths that the likes of Dennard, Thomas or Sowell.

      • Giantstepp

        Good question. I often wonder if they are hired guns, or if they genuinely believe the hype. I can’t call it…

        • Brother Mouzone

          Hired coons.

      • Mary Burrell

        He reminds me of that other respectability kneegrow Armstrong Williams.

        • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Yes, he is similar to Armstrong Williams. I can’t fathom how any black person can support Trump.

        • grownandsexy2

          They’re all cut from the same cloth.

          • Mary Burrell

            That’s what i am seeing

        • SergioM

          You mean the same Armstrong Williams who actually settled a sexual harassment case out of court which another MAN accused him of?

      • Question

        That’s probably cuz the black folks we know that are Republicans either aren’t in a position to or don’t care to try to profit off their beliefs…

    • Valerie

      “When I catch him on CNN, he is usually getting it handed to him and comes off looking ridicules”
      Same

    • BrothasKeeper

      A two piece with a biscuit.

    • “M”

      You can see him getting confused as he does it

  • AKA The Sauce

    “From 2005 – 2009 Paris served under the Bush Administration as *drum roll please* The White House Director of Black Outreach where he was the liaison to the Black community at large. Y’all remember Bush right?”

    How did he get this job again? Do they not do background checks in the white house?

    • Trump is in the White House.
      Flynn was in the White House.
      Tillerson made it to the White House.

      Background checks don’t matter.

      • AKA The Sauce

        Clearly #Backgroundchecksmatter

        • Looking4Treble

          Yeah. Background Check$.

  • Look at my chapter bro. I’m proud of you man.

  • Charles Johnson

    The criticism stops being criticism when perfunctory ad hominem attacks esp racial ones like co0n, house ne9r0, shukin and jivin and etc are used. It detracts and undermines the legitimate points that questions WTF is wrong with this dude. Moreover, black repubs and conservatives use it as a badge of honor to show certain white folk how marginalized they are for adopting viewpoint that is more in line with theirs. One thing I realized is we are all somebody else’s c0on, no matter how much we think otherwise. From their POV, they’re no different

  • Cyndi Simpson

    Shelby Steele.

    • Val

      She just got a demotion. Her days are numbered.

    • Charles Johnson

      He’s such a strange person, almost as perplexing as Justice Thomas being mentored by strom Thurmond.

    • Mary Burrell

      Goes to look up shelby steele

    • Mary Burrell

      So this Shelby Steele is one of those black conservatives like Thomas Sowell and that McWhorter the linguist.

  • AKA The Sauce

    Off topic…Barry Manilow came out…how did I miss this?

    • The better question is “when was he ‘in’?”

      • AKA The Sauce

        I mean…I thought he did it a long time ago…good for him

      • Cleojonz

        Right? Like to who was the really news lol?

      • Kylroy

        The fact that he is in a *39-year-long* relationship that he can only now acknowledge publicly was kind of depressing.

      • Brother Mouzone

        Bwaaaaaah…I was thinking the same thing..lol

    • Kylroy

      Well, how long did it take for you to find out when Ricky Martin came out?

      • miss t-lee

        We all knew about Ricky.

        • Monica Harris

          No we didn’t

          • miss t-lee

            I’m sorry.

    • KeyBrad

      I didn’t think he was in.

    • miss t-lee

      I think Barry Manilow is the only person who thought he was in the closet.

      • guest9900

        This made me laugh for some reason. All in the closet by hisself

        • miss t-lee

          Seriously.
          Worst kept secret, ever.

        • Spicy Kas

          Closet with glass doors

          • Brother Mouzone

            …and hourly Windex treatments.

    • Sassypants

      Yeah, one post was titled ‘Are you sitting down?” and most of the comments were essentially “water is wet”.

    • Mary Burrell

      This is nothing new he wasn’t fooling anyone.

    • Brown Rose

      Not surprised face. That’s like when Liberace came “out.”

  • It would be interesting to see the linage of the “I’m beyond Black” folks making rounds. Like, are their parents and parent parents upper class elite, so (like the well-intentioned White college frat) they just can not comprehend what is means to be black?

    Or are their great grandparents direct descendants of slaves and they just want to erase that part of history because it’s too painful to embrace the notion that people, whom you must interact with daily, grandparents would hang you just because of your color?

    Or are they victims of the white man’s water? You know the one that has colder ice that we were finally able to buy after integration. And surely if the White man let’s him drink their drank, if they keep speaking their speech, then surely they will be able to live the lives of their white counterparts.

    Does Paris have a praying grandmother who is begging Black Jesus to save her grandson from white Becky? Becky, who has obviously doesn’t see color, must be gassin up people like Paris.

    • JulianWithTheRedCorvette

      I know some people who would probably argue that they’re the natural end point of the Booker T. Washington style accommodationist thought that’s always been present in the community.

    • Glo

      I think that they’re the people who are told over and over again that if they do x, y, and z, they’ll be treated the same as white people. For some people, it’s easier to swallow that lie than it is to accept the fact that you’ll always been seen as a black person.

      • TheUnsungStoryteller

        I totally agree with you. I knew some people like that in college. They were the lone token Black folks that pledged white fraternities and sororities and never went to a single Black (or even culture/diversity) event.

    • Sassypants

      They’re good friends with the Beckys, thinking they’ve transcended race. I know one, they constantly state they’re not raising stereotypes, thinking that gets them into the Sunday brunch. Little do they know that perfect speech and an upper income upbringing have nothing to do with being you’re a n – ask Lawrence Otis Graham’s son.

      • grownandsexy2

        As I was reading your post, I thought of Lawrence Otis Graham’s son and then you mentioned him. lol. Maybe it’s wrong, but every time I think of that incident, I have to laugh. All that drama. I misread it at first thinking he said “it’s the moment every parent fears.” So I’m thinking he meant kidnapping. lol. So I read it again and here ole boy was talking about being called the “N” word. I haven’t stopped laughing since. He’s lucky that’s all that happened to him. Someone should enlighten him that race is how class is lived in the land of the free.

        I know a few folks that fit the description – they don’t want to be seen as one of them negroes. And one day they get that come to Jesus moment.

        • Sassypants

          So true. Yeah, we all know therm, and even are related to some. I always ask how much do white people like OJ Simpson now?

      • “M”

        Weeeeelllll ….

        *rocks and hums*

      • Nope…they’ll hand you their valet ticket and tell you to bring their car around at the hotel with the quickness.

    • “M”

      It can be (E), all of the above. I’ve seen that mess come out of every one of those demographics, to varying degrees.

      (Some of us who got mouthy because we said “Stop teasing the other kids of color” and then got blowback, were first ostracized and then y’all welcomed us back b/c you saw we were talking sense b/c some of those teased kids ended up like PARIS. President Obama became my President for real when he reprimanded (some! of) y’all who would ridicule with the “talking white” epithets and he said “Stop doing that”.
      Y’all don’t hear me though.)

  • Evil Genius
    • AKA The Sauce

      I wish more people would throw this in Paris and O-dog face

      • “M”

        *throws*

      • Mary Burrell

        Who is O-dog face Bill O’Reilley?

        • AKA The Sauce

          Oma nosa

          • Mary Burrell

            Oh okay

          • Brother Mouzone

            I have officially renamed her Omaruckas.

            • AKA The Sauce

              Good name

    • Sassypants

      That’s what you’re supposed to do, not brag. Miss my President Barry O.

    • Leggy

      Likeeeee I’m so tired of black prople claiming obama did nothing for HBCUs without ANY type of research. God! Do better!

  • Sometimes I entertain these people and wonder if maybe I’ve missed something. So far they have come out 100% as just being stupid.

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