This is touchy. Then again almost every we post is touchy.
I saw a few days ago where Dr. West supported ADOS. Recently, ADOS is getting criticized, really attacked. The writer, who has gone after ADOS, goes after West. He talks about a debate that West had with Professor John Henrik Clarke. (I would never debate a Professor Clarke. Quote: "I only debate my equals. All others I teach.") Anyway, I saw a little part of the video and was surprised that West debated him.
Of course I remember the criticism West and Tavis Smiley got for their criticisms of President Obama. I have had big criticisms of the former president. My biggest problem with West was how he said things (Rockefeller in Blackface). How one says things can be as bad or worse than what they say.
----------Cornel West and the Intellectual Dishonesty of the ADOS Movement
Cornel West recently expressed support for the ADOS movement that has been promoted by Yvette Carnell and others. This was not surprising to me given West’s record of being a critic of Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism. West’s support for ADOS also confirms much of what I have been saying about the ADOS movement, which is that the movement is rooted in an attack on Pan-Africanism and the arguments that many in the ADOS movement have made in support of their position is not rooted in a clear historical understanding of Pan-Africanism. West exemplifies this position.
John Henrik Clarke and Cornel West engaged in a debate over this topic in the 1990s, although it was not much of a debate as it was Dr. Clarke simply teaching a lesson. As Clarke said, he only debated his equals and West clearly was not his equal then and is even less so now. What semblance of a debate existed quickly ends at around the 59 minute mark of the video.