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From Professor to Propagandist: The Eddie Glaude Phenomenon

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From Professor to Propagandist: The Eddie Glaude Phenomenon

From Professor to Propagandist: The Eddie Glaude Phenomenon
April 06
16:22 2018

Eddie Glaude is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University.  He also chairs the university’s Center for African-American Studies.  The general public, however, would know him as a frequent contributor on CNN and MSNBC, where he proves that he is more of a proselytizer than an educator.  His political screeds are also favored by the New York Times and Washington Post.  No surprise there.

Glaude appears to earn his media appearances by submitting himself to the unwritten, but terribly obvious, requirement that he support the preconceived anti-Trump/Republican/conservative narratives of the stations and publications – taking his place among the panels of parroting pundits.

In many ways, Glaude is the personification of too many college professors who use the educational platforms to proffer partisan political propaganda.  He is one of the black advocates of the Democratic Party’s bogus racial claims and false history regarding American racism and black oppression.  In promoting and protecting the Democratic Party from its racist policies and actions, the good professor is among those who retard racial progress in America.   Despite his impressive presence and educated articulation, the Glaude message is closer to such race baiters as Al Sharpton than to such legitimate civil rights activists as Martin Luther King.

Glaude is intelligent enough to understand that keeping masses of black Americans segregated and oppressed in the inner cities is essential to the power of the Democratic Party – to which he offers his greatest loyalty.  Control of that vote is predicated on generational welfare dependence at bare sustenance levels.  As with Democrats in the old south, denial of education is key to oppression.

Glaude can be depended on to consistently attack Republicans – especially conservatives and specifically President Trump – without regard to even obvious truths.  He never attacks the powerful Democrat machines that have kept millions of blacks segregated in communities where the Constitutional rights of equal education, safe streets, equal justice, quality housing and career level employment are routinely and intentionally denied. 

The good professor sells the myth that welfare programs – especially as administered by the urban Democrats – are designed to upgrade and empower black citizens.  Glaude and Co. make this claim even after these programs have been proven to be unsuccessful for at least a century and have callously destroyed the lives – many literally – and potential of hundreds of millions of black Americans.  These were almost exclusively the policies of Democratic machines that exerted long-term one-party rule over the major cities – the very politicians to which Glaude allies himself.

Most egregiously, Glaude’s view of Black history, for which he is promoted as a leading authority, is as skewed to the left as are his politics.  When black frustration boils over in demonstrations and riots, Glaude blames the racism on an amorphous white establishment unless he can somehow link it to Republicans – never singling out Democrat leadership where the riots take place.  When expressing outrage at controversial police shootings, he never refers to the Democrats who control those police departments.  While he speaks of the tragedy of the killings of hundreds of black innocents each year in Chicago, Glaude refuses to point the finger at the Democrat political machine from which President Obama rose – a president who, himself, never called out the political bosses who promoted his career to the Oval Office.

This so-called expert on Black History notes that Martin Luther King was harassed by the FBI.  What he failed to say was that both Jack Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson directed J. Edgar Hoover to smear King because he was gaining power AND King was a Republican (although he broke with Barry Goldwater). 

As President and Attorney General respectively, Jack and Bobby Kennedy kept in close touch with Hoover as the plan was being carried out – a plan that included a bogus letter alleged to be from a civil rights activist hinting that King should commit suicide over the alleged affairs exposed or concocted by the FBI.  The letter was later proven to have been drafted by the FBI deputy director.  Glaude does not seem to know about the “Mattapan Apartment Meeting” at which Bobby Kennedy demeaned civil rights activists, and the black delegation stormed out in anger.

In talking about civil rights history, Glaude omits the fact that the first two modern civil rights acts were passed by Republicans during the Eisenhower administration – and were opposed and filibustered by Democrats with the support of both Johnson and Kennedy.  When giving Democrats credit for the 1964 Civil Right Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Glaude fails to note that they were passed only because of the overwhelming support of Republicans in Congress – and over the opposition of Democrats.  In his jaded view of history, Glaude fails to note that the Voting Rights Act was drafted and sponsored by the Republican leaders of the Senate.

Unfortunately, the partisan narrative view of Glaude is characteristic of the ubiquitous Black studies programs throughout academia.  They are not educational disciplines, but platforms for political indoctrination.  Glaude is an affront to any concept of intellectual integrity in academia.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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