Comments: It's official. Michael Eric Dyson has lost his damn fool mind

u know im sick of these people, why do they get airtime? i know people in the black community who neglect their chidlren and continue to have more and its not the "man's" fault. he said on fox news that we should be scared of condoleeza and clarence. he is a dumb fool.

Posted by shari at May 4, 2005 01:35 AM

Dyson is running for HNIC/President of Black America. He has a whole bunch of bodies to step over to get there: Tavis, Rev. Al, Jessie, Min. Farrakhan.

Posted by Curtis at May 4, 2005 04:57 PM

Lost his mind?!?!? In my humble opinion, he has hoodwinked several institutions that know nothing of blackness that he is a black thinker. Has anyone heard his NPR interview? He makes up words! He doesn't even try to coin a phrase. No. He.Makes.Up.Words!

Noted black thinker...Ha!

Posted by stephen johnson at May 5, 2005 02:19 PM

You are an idiot. I don't have time to go into the details of your idiocy. The problem is that you know nothing about being black in America, yet you try to speak for what I am supposed to think or feel. Responsibility goes both ways and I will certainly uphold my end of it, if those who are responsible for discrimination, prejudice, oppression will hold up their end and admit their biasness based on color. There are millions of African Americans who deal with being black in America everyday on the job, at the gas station, or paying their power bill, or the cruelest place--at school. Yet we go on because we have to. Bill Cosby was right--we do have to be responsible, and most of us are. Michael Dyson and many others are also right. Many whites and blacks continue to oppress blacks, other minorities, and most of all, poor people of all colors. Look in the mirror and point the finger there, instead of at someone who will speak out against discrimination. I am so sick of people like you villifying Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and others who don't hesitate to speak up for the continuously downtrodden. The bottom line is that God is watching!

Posted by janice at May 10, 2005 08:39 PM

I know nothing? Because I won't allow myself to be painted as a victim?

Sorry. It doesn't work that way. The majority of people do not go out of their way to opress blacks or anyone else for that matter. And instead of looking for the boogieman behind each door, corner and tree, how about taking personal responsibility and showing others how to do the same thing? But Dyson is so wrapped up in creating a class of black America so mired in victimhood that everything becomes the fault of white people or conservatives or rich people or some combination of all three.

That's not the way things work. And yes, anyone who thinks that Dyson is on the money is as off kilter as he is.

Posted by Michael at May 10, 2005 11:01 PM

Michael Dyson's comments on Bill Cosby's comments.
July 13, 2005

I just listened to Michael Dyson's opinion on Bill Cosby's comments. I Reluctantly have to agree with so many other post that Michael is so out of touch on this issue that this event has rendered him irrelevant even beyond the edges. He appears to be stuck in a binary mind set that can only see two values - good/bad; for me/against me. This cerebral failing of Michael Dyson prevents him from

seeing the Cosby remarks for what they are, as Dr. Cornell West stated, "...comments from a brother who clearly loves his people and as a result speaks to the truth.

Michael is of the group of blacks who are able to get public exposure who in Reality stands in our way of betterment.

Using Michael's logic, the teacher that tells his or her student who answered the question "what is 2 + 3" with "5" is a "Sefl-hating, classist, elitist". Blaming the victim African American.

What's telling is the public opinion within the black community. From what I have seen through, albeit unscientific, polls is that the overwhelming majority of the African American public agrees with Dr. Cosby.

You could say it boils down to this:

Dr. Cosby has courage and love for his people, enough to try to guide them righously versus Michael Dyson who only thinks he has courage but in fact is pandering to the victim minded members of our peoples. A small minority but large enough to make a splash. Michael is out of touch.

And this from an independent.

Posted by Jeffrey Barnes at July 14, 2005 01:07 AM

I just heard about this guy so I went ahead and listened to that interview. dyson has addressed all of the issues you all think he hasn't. He isn't any of the things you accuse him of. You just didn't listen closely enough to that interview.
I'm no expert in anything but I listened for those things you all are talking about and he does address them. listen again.

someone here said "instead of looking for the boogieman behind each door, corner and tree, how about taking personal responsibility and showing others how to do the same thing?" in the interview dyson says to do exactly that! how did you miss that?

It seems to me if you listen to this casually you might think he talks about blame whitey, but if you listen carefully he talks about how doing that is dangerous. How did you all miss that too?

Posted by Guy G at September 22, 2005 01:30 PM
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