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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.

  • Looking4Treble

    Maybe Paris Deny-Ard is actually with the Borg. He has assimilated, has a condo next to Ben Carson in the Sunken Place and wants to ‘Stephen’ the rest of us for massa on the cool to take us to the new age plantation he fantasizes about while wearing his ‘Make America Great Again’ snuggy.

    • Mary Burrell

      HA! LOL!

  • miss t-lee

    As I said a few weeks ago on here, I just wanna know why all the Black GOP dudes are ‘flicted by the head.
    Is it part of the uniform?

  • Val

    Apparently there is good money in being a political c00n. That’s why they keep popping up. But alas, there’s always a new c00n on the horizon. So job secuity is poor at best. Ask Stacey.

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      I need to see some pay stubs

      • Val

        Speaking engagements, BB. That’s how they make their money.

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          I need to see the dollar figures for a black person’s soul

        • Mary Burrell

          So i am understanding these folks are c00ning for dollars they practically sell their souls for money.

    • They don’t know how to low key finesse it. Look at Omarosa. She bends with the winds and the times.

      • Val

        They all do.

      • ForeveryMountain

        Lol. Katrina aint got nothing and she even wore a bullet necklace and blame Obama for everything

        • “M”

          They truly threw ol’ girl under the bus, didn’t they?

          And Michael “Death’s Head” Steele still got a job.

    • BrothasKeeper

      You have to be a little soulless to be a cøøn. I’m curious to know how they became sunken. I’d trip if it was really a teacup and a spoon.

      • Kylroy

        I’m guessing it’s a lot less mystical and a lot more monetary.

        • Mary Burrell

          Also if you watch the Netflix show Stranger Things there is an alternative universe similar to the “sunken place” It is called “The Upside Down”.

          • “M”

            LOL. “Get Out” has truly entered the lexicon.

      • Mary Burrell

        I have wrecked my brain trying to understand how these people arrive at the place they are in.

        • Spicy Kas

          So people love money and/or attention. Don’t care how they get it.

    • cakes_and_pies

      I bet Cuboc Zirconia and Polyester get paid in synthetic weave, Wrigley’s gum, and frosted lipstick.
      Look at their website. They can’t be making that much money. http://www.diamondandsilkinc.com/

      • Mary Burrell

        Are referring to Diamond and Silk those two had no shame it embarrassed me just to look at that minstrel show.

        • cakes_and_pies

          Yes ma’am. I usually call the parakeet and cockatoo for the way they cluck their necks.

          • Mary Burrell

            they are a dumpster fire.

      • miss t-lee

        I coulda told you from them wigs alone, they ain’t making *no* money.

        • Mary Burrell

          IKR, i laughed at their cheap wigs how come they couldn’t find a better quality of wigs.

          • miss t-lee

            Them wigs are straight out the clearance bin at the beauty supply.

            • Mary Burrell

              Yep???

            • cakes_and_pies

              I get distracted by their hairlines and unfortunate eyebrows.

              • miss t-lee

                Those lacefronts are a flamin’ hot mess.

                • Mary Burrell

                  Their hairstylist are disgraceful but they don’t deserve any better.

                  • miss t-lee

                    I don’t see any hair stylist laying claim to that.

                    • Mary Burrell

                      *cackling*

                    • ElusiveCupcake

                      I’ve seen better weaves done by kitchen hair dressers.

                    • Blueberry01

                      …on You Tube…

                    • miss t-lee

                      Indeed!

              • ForeveryMountain

                That will all they would be able to afford. Btw, between their hair and names they are the walking stereotypes of what 45 think all black ppl are like

              • Mary Burrell

                HA! LOL!

              • Mary Burrell

                They deserve to look unfourtunate out here promoting this bullshigity.

  • Hugh Akston

    I think Kristof got you covered:

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/opinion/my-most-unpopular-idea-be-nice-to-trump-voters.html

    “While it wasn’t apparent from reading the column, one of the Trump voters I quoted was black”

    Enter ashy lips Dennard

    • BrothasKeeper

      Lip ash level: Yoba.

      • Janelle Doe

        Leave Yoba alone
        He is finally on TV again
        :-)
        *not that I am that much of a stan…

        • Epsilonicus

          NY Undercover was the ish. I wish they would put that on Netflix. I loved the music on that show.

          • Janelle Doe

            :-)

      • Mary Burrell

        Yoba, You mean as Malik Yoba?

  • Zil Nabu

    I am a Black Republican and I approve this message.

    • Val

      You just going to leave us hanging? Why did you become a Republican? How do you deal with the racist rhetoric in the Party?

      • Zil Nabu

        I lean more fiscally conservative, hate unnecessary regulation on small business, and love my guns. I tune out a lot of the far right rhetoric because if you listen closely most of them aren’t really even Republicans, but simply use the party to push their agenda (kinda like Bernie used the Democrats). I liken myself to a more Michael Steele, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell type of Black Republican than the Clarence Thomas, Stacy Dash variety and sincerely believe that the party continually misses the mark by elevating these people as representatives of the Black community.

        • Brown Rose

          Frankly, I think a lot more Blacks would lean Republican if not for the endemic racism. Blacks trend socially conservative. Same thing with guns as well. A wasted opportunity.

          • Epsilonicus

            I agree. I keep telling white progressives that majority of Black folks aint liberal so quit playing games if they still want our vote.

            • Brown Rose

              its an odd disconnect they have which tells me once again that White progressives and liberals do not understand what motivates many Black people.

        • Mary Burrell

          Well yours was the best explanation of black Republicans.

          • Epsilonicus

            I always tell people if you earn 250k and above, Republican party is the party for you.

            • Mary Burrell

              And that makes sense to me because i can’t see how being a Republican would benefit a poor working class black person.

            • Spicy Kas

              Meh

              • Epsilonicus

                Say more

                • Spicy Kas

                  There are things more important than paying lower taxes. You ever gone to dinner with a buddy who couldn’t really afford the spot? It’s not fun. I’m happy to pay more in taxes to help those less fortunate than myself. Note I don’t make $250k

            • Ms.Moon

              According to where you live that might not be a whole lot of money, that is not a large amount for an expensive place like NY or California, it’s great Tennessee money but that’s not alot for a more expensive place.

        • Epsilonicus

          “I tune out a lot of the far right rhetoric because if you listen closely most of them aren’t really even Republicans, but simply use the party to push their agenda (kinda like Bernie used the Democrats).”

          You could say that is the party strategy since the whole Southern Strategy fiasco. I get the rest of what you are getting at though.

        • NonyaB?

          Interesting. But “Fiscally conservative” is a misnomer used by conservative parties across different countries as a blanket term to reference and co-opt others into their resistance to fixing socio-economic issues, which are inevitably suffered mostly by marginalized groups including POC and rectifying them requires significant capital. E.g. issues like redlining persist today and eliminating it would require policy changes AND money towards related programs. If you agree that such problems should be fixed, then that is in direct conflict with being “fiscally conservative” in the way that GOP/Tories/other conservatives statesmen mean. Of course we should always question efficiency of govts and push
          them to plan and spend better but that a basic thing that occurs
          regardless of platform, not a party differentiator. No taxpayer
          appreciates their money being wasted.

          Socially speaking, I realize that Black people in the US are more conservative (US politics as a whole is right-leaning on the global scale) but still marvel at their presence in the GOP. Condi and Powell represent respectability/exception archetypes: The party is based/centred on racist tenets but they don’t care as it doesn’t affect them personally and the party holds them up as valuable tokens.

          • Mary Burrell

            Great commentary NonyaB.

            • NonyaB?

              Thanks!

            • Spicy Kas

              Neither party is fiscally conservative, they just have different line items they want to support with tax dollars

          • Zil Nabu

            I wrote a long response to all of this and I think it got lost in the comments awaiting moderation ether. Ugghhh.

            • NonyaB?

              It showed up; reading it now.

  • Sassypants

    I wondered how long it would take before y’all posted about him. House negro is too nice. He strikes me as the kind of guy who would marry a black woman who is just as ignorant as he is – the kind that would be the first black family to move into a predominantly white neighborhood and be on the front line to prevent other black families from moving in.

    • BrothasKeeper

      There was a movie about a decade back that had this exact premise, called Good Fences (not to be confused with Hidden Fences), and it starred Whoopi and Danny Glover. They were a Black nuclear family who “made it”: he became a circuit court judge whose status and propensity for sentencing AA’s very harshly carried over into his being the so-called “gatekeeper” of his posh community, where they are the only Black residents, until a Black woman (Mo’nique) who has recently won the lottery, moves next door. Meanwhile, Whoopi as a housewife numbs herself with Vicodin and Mimosas because she can’t with these YT wimmen. The son gets his first piece after being seduced by the Asian woman who lives down the street, and the daughter goes full Stacey Dash.

      • I gotta check that out.

        • BrothasKeeper

          You’ll be glad you did. It was straight-to-Showtime, but it’s timeless.

        • Mary Burrell

          I felt Danny Glover’s character was Clarence Thomas inspired. It’s really comical and kind of sad to see these type of black people.

      • Mary Burrell

        Good Fences is one of my personal favorites I have that in my movie collection. That film is an excellent example of the type of respectability negroes like this c00n Paris Dennard and Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson and the rest of those lost black folks in the sunken place.

      • Good movie. Asian dude’s mom was pretty hot but she totally molested that kid.

        • BrothasKeeper

          Right! Kid seemed alright with it, tho. LoL

      • Sassypants

        I’ve never heard of this movie. Will check it out.

        • Mary Burrell

          It’s a great watch i can’t stop recommending it.

          • Sassypants

            Thanks

      • BatmansExWife

        Gosh, I have to find that movie. Too bad it’s not on Netflix

  • MsCee

    totally off topic but does anyone remember which post or have on hand either Damon’s or Panama’s contact info…I’ve finally built up the courage to shoot my shot…

    • Yesssss I think you can find their emails on their profiles along the side of the main page.

      • MsCee

        Thank you ma’am

      • panamajackson

        Our emails are also in our bios on pieces we write.

        • “M”

          eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemails

        • “M”

          *sigh*
          (ETA – sorry about that – my images aren’t loading; IDK what happened there)

  • That’s what Black Republicans do. They sell Black people down the river to appeal to white authority. I don’t understand why they aren’t embarrassed by this. If they earnestly believed conservative ideas and values could stand on their own they wouldn’t couch their positions in hatred of Black people.

    • TheCollinB

      the funny thing now is black conservatives are concerned about their place in the GOP because of Trumps unconventional route to being the republican president. The best they can do to get in contact with him is through Omorosa (sp) and because she was formerly a strong supporter of Obama that they kinda weren’t fuckin with publicly they are having to eat crow and act like it’s cool. Meanwhile Omorosa is just talking with the same black people she talked to pre Trump bringing them to the table.

    • Question

      I’m kinda with you but I think it also sells black Republicans. I can fully understand believing that the government is inefficient or wanting to follow the constitution more literally and therefore wanting everything not expressly outlined in the constitution to be determined by states. I get all of that, although I do not agree.

      But I’ve only rarely heard black Republicans express these ideas (e.g. Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice). Most of the time it some convoluted nonsense about handouts, personal responsibility, thinking Affirmative Action is reverse racism and some nonsense about urban cities being under Democratic control and therefore Democrats must be bad…

      • Absolutely. I think the vast majority of Black conservatism is a reaction against Black people/Blackness rather than an actual belief in conservative ideals.

        • Question

          And it just speaks to their experiences with blacken

          • PadThai2

            You have Black conservatives like Louis Farrakhan and then you have conservatives who happen to be Black like Armstrong Williams and this idiot. Farrakhan has many of the same positions that Republicans claim to support (not that they ever meant it of course) but because he refuses to make excuses for racism and criticizes the policies of the United States he is scorned and feared by Republicans. One thing that should be noted is the kind of behavior that Dennard engages in is not limited to Republicans. Look at someone like Don Lemon or all the New Blacks. Their class status and fame insulates them to a point from racism so since it does not affect them as a directly they can afford not to care about it. That being said, for a “liberal” network CNN sure likes to put these types on TV.

    • Old Head

      During WW2 in France these people were know as collaborators

  • Michelle is my First Lady

    My face every time Paris makes a dumb a$$ comment on CNN:

    https://j.gifs.com/Vmn2jW.gif

    • miss t-lee

      OMG. I love these girls. I’m a stan for real.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Me too! If they are not the cutest little girls around!!!

        • miss t-lee

          They are are precious. Heyll, the whole dayum family…lol
          Mama is badddd!

          • Mary Burrell

            No familiar with the family but I have seen them all over black social media they are cute.

            • miss t-lee

              The Mom is sometimes on their YouTube channel, I think she used to model.

              • Mary Burrell

                Well they are just a couple of cutie bugs and internet sensations.

                • miss t-lee

                  Definitely!

      • BatmansExWife

        I love these girls and the family. Both girls have adorable personalities.

        • miss t-lee

          YES.
          I love hearing them talk about everything…lol

    • Mary Burrell

      Those two are just too adorable

    • Nortey

      Adorbs. ??

  • NomadaNare

    I had my criticisms of Obama but its disingenuous like hale to insist that Trump is doing more for black folks because hes giving money to black schools while ignoring the fact that literally each of Trumps policies (besides one) knee cap normal black folk and everyone aint in college

    Besides the eerie correlation between conservative black policies and respectability politics I get where some conservative black folks are coming from but the outright denial of free and clear bullshiggity out of hand is galling

    How do these folks live with themselves

    • LilMissSideEye

      How do these folks live with themselves

      Self-hatred and $$$$ are a heII of a combination.

    • Leggy

      Trump did not give money to black schools though. Like where are you people getting this sh it?! Also obama invested $4bn into HBCUs.

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