Popular Scholar: Jena 6 Nooses Were Just a ‘Prank’

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Popular conservative scholar John McWhorter, who has been blasted by Afrocentric scholars for his views, says the white kids who hung the nooses that led to the Jena 6 case were just involved in a prank:

The nooses, though, were a prank. Mean, but a prank. Humor and mischief are all about pushing the envelope

Here is a little something our staff found on John McWhorter:

Unlike many of his peers, McWhorter had no interest in sports as a child, preferring to stay in the house reading, playing the piano or listening to his Spanish language records. His tendency to be a loner is the thing that he believes allowed him to avoid the cultural abyss that he argues consumes so many black students.

“My parents were rather socially insular people who conveyed, without ever being explicit about it, that ‘we’ were not like ‘them,’ ” McWhorter says. “It wasn’t that I didn’t spend time with other black kids. But I was inculcated subtly with a sense that ‘You do not do what they do.’ “

McWhorter blasted Black students in his book Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America..

Maybe if they hanged his ass, that would be a prank too.


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  • Londie

    Damn being first, this guy really bothers me, referring to his own people as them.Trust me when white people look at you, you are a “them”. He is so blind to reality

  • Londie

    thought i was first afafas

  • http://www.maryjblige.com Mary J Blige

    LMAO @ this useless self-hater. He is confused and deluded and deserves no recognition, attention or respect.

    “McWhorter had no interest in sports as a child, preferring to stay in the house reading, playing the piano or listening to his Spanish language records.”………..he is clearly also down low.

    All my love,

    Mary xx

  • danica

    maybe you should learn proper grammar before you put an intelligent man on blast

  • mmmwr

    does he know that he is “them”? the white man would still hang his ass! brainwashing at it’s best


    He is a GAY loser!! I have no problem with BLACK SCHOLARS, but what use is being a Scholar when you lack COMMON SENSE?

    His statements are so ignorant and basically iterating on the white stereotypical concept of blacks. For a guy staying in his house listening to Liberacci, he sure knows about black people..

    This down Low Batty man should get a Plunger up his ass and he’ll know just who “THEM” is.. Why wasn’t this COON in Birmingham in their hayday? I HATE THESE HOUSE N*GG*RS!!!

    Where is the KKK when they are really needed??

  • ray ray

    “‘we’ were not like ‘them,’”

    It is typical of the black bourgeoisie to use a white standard of measurement to determine worth. Well Mr. McWhorter, if you are not like them then who are you like? The answer is surely the one that affirms white culture.

    Moreover, one of the things that reveal these type of conservative black scholars are myopic and subtly controlled by an ideological, white normative gaze is the fact that they always take the point of view opposite to the predominate black constituency. Whether the nooses were a prank or not the subsequent events of the case in Jena reveal problems in the justice system in America.

  • nahnah

    i wish those boys would pull a prank on his worthless ass.

    he’s fox news’ puppet. what a waste.

  • CoverGirl

    He reminds me of that bytch Sandra Rose who is a black blogger and believes they got what they deserved. No one ever visit her site again. Please

  • JHakjsd

    OOHHH, i Get it, so he was hidden from his own heritage when he was a child and now thinks he has a right to say something about something he knows nothing about. Jeese its clear now, why didnt u guys just say this in the first place!

  • http://www.myspace.com/msmeka2cute Mz_Magnificent1

    John McWhorter, is intelligent but lacks common sense and is socially deprived.

    I feel sorry for him because, his comments and shared views are obviously geniune. This man really believes that the Jena 6 nooses were a prank…I’m sorry but I blame his parents. For them to deprive their child from knowledge about his own racial background is just sad.

    There is nothing wrong with being a Black person…but there is something wrong with ignorance.

  • neneh

    We may not always agree with other People’s views but they must be allowed to express them! There is no need to perpetuate the myth that Black people are a neat homogeneus group they are not and some people hold different views about the i nterpretation of that event which may not be palatable but should be supported to express their views.

  • La. Finest

    Whatever, all it takes is for him to be put in his place then he will be running back to “them”. Sure it was a prank, and those thousands of black people killed were just pranks too.

  • LA CHICA is stupid

    You’re one spelling and grammar-challenged stupid hater. You’re criticizing the man for being stereotypical and lacking common sense, yet you assume that he’s gay partly because of his interests in classical music? Huh? You suggest that a plunger be stuck up his ass by racists because he has beliefs that you don’t like. What? Just DUMB.

    Also, the words you meant to use are spelled “Liberace” and “heyday.” No need to thank me ;)

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