Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Meaning Dr. Cornel West, esteemed intellectual and professor at Princeton University. I guess in some sort of half-hearted nod to Black History Month, MTV crowned West artist of the week this past week. For all those who don't know, West dropped an album last year of his professorial musings over some hip hop and R&B beats, but that's not what this post is about.
This post is really about one of those MTV interstitial commercials in which West proceeds to talk to a library full of poorly acting teens about safe sex.
Things I think about when I see Cornel West:
1. Frederick Douglass
2. Multi-syllabic words
3. Hair care products
Things I don't think about when I see Cornel West:
So really, his speech did some good, in that it likely killed the libido of every kid watching, at least for a couple of weeks.
After the jump, a Professor Clifton East lays down the law on pop culture.