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Black professors blast rapper/actor Ice Cube for daring to work with President Trump

Two prominent black academics tore into rapper/actor Ice Cube this past week because he dared to work with President Trump on issues of importance to the black community.

Ibram Kendi, who works at Boston University and is (now) well-known for his book “How To Be An Antiracist,” tweeted that Cube was “lying to himself” if he believes the president can make good on progress for African-Americans.

Prior to the Amy Coney Barrett hearings, Kendi had tweeted that white “colonizers” have adopted black children in order to “civilize” them in whites’ “superior” ways … and to use them as “props.” Barrett has two adopted children from Haiti.

Meanwhile, Rutgers University’s “Professor Crunk,” aka Brittney Cooper, tweeted that Ice Cube isn’t a political leader so who is he to be telling African-Americans what to do — especially since he just “popped up making demands on behalf” of the community:

Cooper went on to call black men who side with Cube “traitorous MFs” and said black women are doing “everything they can to salvage” progressive politics, but the men just want a wave from Trump. “So fuck all y’all,” she wrote.

Cooper seems worried the “fascist” president is actually making inroads in the black community, “[and] if brothers come out in real numbers it could actually be a problem.” In particular, the concern is “contrarian” black men who, “not unlike the white incel set,” are “motivated by their anger and rage to do shit to prove they are right.”

These comments are actually pretty tame for the women’s, gender and Africana studies professor. Over the last few years, Cooper has called efforts to reopen the country during COVID a “gross necropolitical calculation” against black lives, said Jesus Christ was “potentially queer” and “married to a prostitute,” and even claimed the concept of time itself is racially biased.

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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 18 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.