From @Salon: "Some of us have an Inner Child. Others have an Inner Nigger. Is Holder the president’s conscience? Or his Inner Nigger?"
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 20, 2013
PBS' Tavis Smiley set off critics earlier today when he declared that President Obama's statement today on Trayvon Martin and racial profiling was “weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid.” That was just the warm-up act, though. Now, race-obsessed Salon has at last weighed in with its verdict on the president's speech, calling it “overrated and airy,” and writer Rich Benjamin reserved his praise for Eric Holder, whom he suggests is unafraid to appear as the “angry black man” in the administration.
What's another way to put it? Writes Benjamin:
Some of us have an Inner Child. Others have an Inner Nigger. Is Holder the president’s conscience? Or his Inner Nigger?
Yes, Benjamin is a black man, and Salon is as liberal as it gets. So, free pass, right?
@Salon mocks Trayvon Martin's murder, insults POTUS and AG Holder, calls Holder the n-word. Congrats Salon, you're the new Drudge Report.
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 20, 2013
@salon TAKE IT DOWN!!
— CindySpookychews (@cindynorth1) July 20, 2013
You are about to catch Hell… From both Inner and Outer Negros.
Ms. Brooks— Eunice Chantilly (@TheREAL_MBrooks) July 20, 2013
@goldietaylor They are hiding behind the fact that the author of the article is Black. It's not okay.
— aspirational12 (@aspirational12) July 20, 2013
WHAT IN THE ENTIRE BLACK ASS FUCK, @Salon ?!?!
— Ambassador to BOFA (@NuclearWynter) July 20, 2013
Just when I think we've hit the bottom on this whole race shit, someone else decides to lower the bar. @salon I'm looking at you.
— Copy McPasty, Writer (@KashannKilson) July 20, 2013
But … President Obama has a complex double consciousness. That's a compliment, right?
— Corey With an E (@corey_smith80) July 20, 2013
— E. Dewey Smith (@edeweysmith) July 20, 2013
Is the popcorn ready yet?
I will not RT and I will not quote. I will instead, watch as the various people I follow eviscerate that horrendous Salon essay.
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) July 20, 2013
Editor's note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.Taq'uee Hicks, The Peaceful Black Warrior peacefulblackwarrior.com