McWhorter wrote a defense of Kayne West selling Confederate flag marked clothing the in the New York Times. Ben Jones is so pleased with it. Quoting Ben Jones.
The New York Times has never been a friend to Southern heritage, and its columnists routinely savage anything which is remotely related to the Confederacy. So it was a bit of a surprise when a Times column recently appeared which featured the noted Princeton linguist Dr. John McWhorter taking a very different view from the knee-jerk sloganism of the NAACP and others. [Italics in the original.]
Ben Jones quotes McWhorter:
"If we are really OK with ourselves, we do not require that our environment be perfectly free of any visual evidence historically connected to ills of the past. Beyond a certain point -- and I say we're beyond it -- it's tie to live in the present and look forward."
Ben Jones then writes.
McWhorter, who is black, writes Kanye West, the entertainer, has the idea that the way to weaken the force of the flag is to take over the symbol. West wears a jacket with the flag on it. He says, "It's my flag. Now what are you going to do about it?" McWhorter says that "is my idea of Black Power."I won't comment on the idiot reasons given by John McWhorter or Kanye West. I think they are fairly self-evident. However, it should show that their antics served the agenda of the neo-Confederates.