The legendary entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte lambasted Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain as a “bad apple” and just the latest false representation of what the extreme right believes are “real Negroes,” during a taping of the Joy Behar Show on Monday.
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Belafonte’s criticism for the surging Republican candidate came after Behar asked for his take on Cain’s recent comments that racism in this country doesn’t hold “anybody back in a big way.”
“It’s very hard to comment on somebody who is so denied intelligence, and certainly someone who is as denied a view of history,” Belafonte said. “Because he happened to have had good fortune hit him, because he happened to have had a moment, when he broke through the moment someone blinked, does not make him the authority on the plight of people of color.”
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