Last Sunday night, CNN anchor, Carol Lin, three times baited televangelist, TD Jakes, in an attempt to solicit a “race-based” criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of the deluge in New Orleans.
CNN anchor, Carol Lin
Lin’s interview focused on comments made by Kanye West at a fund raiser in NYC last Friday. West who is referred to as one of the smartest guys in the hip-hop world announced: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
TD Jakes didn’t take the bait offered him by Lin of CNN. In fact, unlike West, Bishop Jakes came across like a thinker and a leader with a focus on the issue of fixing the problem not the blame. Later after the immediate crisis, Jakes suggested, we can analyze the processes and what went wrong.
Bishop TD Jakes
I’ve never bought any music by West or any sermons by Jakes…most likely never will. But I’m with TD Jakes on this one. This is the time to focus on bringing people together in an effort to help the city and people of New Orleans.
Katrina didn’t measure the ethnicity of the city she was about to devour. America will prove as well that the ethnicity of the city is irrelevant when it comes to generously helping people in need.
Wise up West. You’ve become a force for harm on this one. It’s not about race. It’s about helping the hurting.
What do you think?
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