Opinion

Tomi, Dak and their Buffoonery

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By Nehemiah Frank 

This is what we call ‘Russian collusion.’ FOX News television personality, Tomi Lahren inserts herself into some sh-t she knows nothing about — how to counter political oppression while black. 

These days, the right-winged media sounds more like Russian operatives who thoroughly enjoy demonizing and dividing black America’s movers and shakers, like former 49s quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled and received the ultimate public, modern-day lynching, blacklisted.

Even after US intelligence informed the White House that the Kremlin used social media to divide the country racially, the President and his right-winged press continue the visible yet alleged conspiracy theories by pouring gasoline on the fire, using their hyper-racialized, cynical, and stigmatizing rhetoric through their platforms. 

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Tomi, a white woman, places herself between two blackmen: Turned-activist Colin Kaepernick and Cowboy’s football quarterback Dak Prescott. 

“It didn’t take long for the hip-hop community to shred Dak for his statement,” Tomi said, while dressed in a jean jacket on a major American network, which indicates she’s seemingly playing a role to a particular class and group — Trump’s base. 

Taking the conservative approach, Tomi chooses Prescott — who sees kneeling during the national anthem at football games as the wrong time to protest police brutality against black lives in America. And the right-winged media and their plethora of minions are in gaud over Prescott’s statment:

“I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people…” Uncle Tommy Prescott said to a room full of reporters.

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The majority of black Americans think Dak needs to sit his ass down in the 100,000 seats that are available to him in the Dallas Cowboy stadium. Then he needs to become a titan and use his money and connections like NBA player King James and start a school for the marginalized black and brown kids to help close the achievement gap, then perhaps black America wouldn’t go so hard — on his wanna be in the big house, begging ass — on social media.

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lip_9760Nehemiah D. Frank is the founder and executive editor of The Black Wall Street Times. He graduated from Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Oklahoma State University. A rising voice in America and an emerging leader in the education reform movement, Nehemiah frequently travels for speaking engagements around the country, is a blogger for Education Post, and has been featured on NBC as well as in Blavity and Tulsa People. Nehemiah is also a teacher at Sankofa School of the Performing Arts in Tulsa, OK, a 2017 Terence Crutcher Foundation honoree, a recipient of the 2017 METCares Foundation Community Impact Award, and a 2018 Oluko Fellow. He gave a TED Talk at The University of Tulsa in the spring of 2018. 

 

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