Racism? Fox Host Says Obama Has been Inviting “Hoods” to the White “Hizzouse,” “Hizzy”

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Eric Bolling, host of “Follow the Money” on the Fox Business Network appears to have a love for racist attacks on President Barack Obama.  Last month, Bolling threw race onto the table by stating that President Obama was off “chugging 40s” while in Europe.  This month, he has taken things a step further by referring to the Obama White House as the “Hizzouse,” “Hizzy” and “The Big Crib.”  He has also referred to many of President Obama’s black guests, including the rapper Common and Gabon President Ali Bongo, as “hoods” that the president is spending his time with.

“So what’s with all the hoods in the Hizzy?” Bolling said. “A month after the White House hosted the rapper Common, who glorifies violence on cops, the president opened his doors to one of Africa’s most evil dictators.”

Bolling then proceeded to discuss the visit with a series of guests, including Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, who has made regular appearances here on Your Black World.

“When confronted with images of President Obama meeting with Gabon’s president, Ali Bongo,” said the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, “[Bolling] instantly recalls other black people who have met with President Obama, and comes to the conclusion that Obama feels deep love for black ‘hoodlums.'”

Before having the guests onto the show, Bolling promoted the segment by referencing the White House as “The Hizzouse” and then stated that, “It’s not the first time he’s had a hood in The Big Crib.”

We should probably realize that these tactics by Fox are not accidental.  It is part of a deliberate strategy to profit from the latent racism that remains alive and well within our nation.  Fox serves as a haven for millions of Americans who’ve remained irritated by the advancement of black people, in large part because they see black success as a threat to white male dominated power structures.

One only needs to see photos of nearly any important meeting in the White House to realize that white males are still running America.  President Obama is often the only black man invited to high level cabinet meetings, and women tend to be locked out as well.  Also, the film “Too Big to Fail,” showed a room full of wealthy white bankers deciding the fate of the global economic system.  White males still hold the keys to the nation’s political and economic car, allowing them to crash at will while the rest of us sit back and hope for the best.  The point is that white men are accustomed to being the only Americans invited to the table of power, and some of them resent the idea of the rest of us obtaining a slice of America.

Four years ago, I stopped appearing on Fox News after I realized how racist the network had become.  I’d made a few exceptions for Fox Business, but it now appears that they too are choosing to profit from the lowest common denominator.  It is difficult to hear these comments by Fox Business and Bolling without understanding clearly that the network is leaning upon racial stereotypes to undermine the legitimacy of an African American leader.  These comments would never be made if President Obama were not black.

In some ways, the actions by Fox are a breath of fresh air in America’s fight against racism.  If you bring the roaches out to the surface, you can identify them and kill them.  But by allowing them to live underneath the refrigerator, you have a hard time convincing others  that the house is infected with bugs.  Well, by bringing the racial roaches out into the open, Fox Business is showing us that the concept of a “post-racial America” is the biggest myth since Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny.  America has a long way to go.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.

 

 

 

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/babygirlt34 Cheryl Taylor

     If you bring the roaches out to the surface, you can identify them and kill them.. America has a long way to go.

    Best line in the article to me…

  • Kevin T.

    Consider the source. if ignorance is bliss, Fox News is Utopia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shakka-Zulu/1379420279 Shakka Zulu

    These hood rats that Fox is claiming being invited to the WH happens to own some of the largest oil deposit on the African continent Prez Bongo of Gabon and Prez Johnayhan of Nigeria…When you have to pay $5.00 and up for a gal of regular gas, and food prices are going through the roof because the truckers are paying more for diesel, you will want all these so called “hood rats” to be invited to the WH so this afrikan amerikan can negotiate deals to buy oil from other sources to relieve your suffering at the pumps and grocery stores assholes…

  • Diann

    As I see it, FOX hasn’t criticized Obama any more that YOU have.   You have sided with West referring to Obama as the white man’s mascot and now you want to condem FOX for following your lead ?  Come on, Dr. Boyce, you can’t have it both ways !   For you, looking at FOX is like looking in the mirror.   The exception is that it must hurt more coming from your own kind.  Clean up your own house before you try to clean up some one else’s.

    You are such a hypocrite !!

    • Anonymous

      Now that was spot on Diann!!!!!

  • Diann

    As I see it, FOX hasn’t criticized Obama any more that YOU have.   You have sided with West referring to Obama as the white man’s mascot and now you want to condem FOX for following your lead ?  Come on, Dr. Boyce, you can’t have it both ways !   For you, looking at FOX is like looking in the mirror.   The exception is that it must hurt more coming from your own kind.  Clean up your own house before you try to clean up some one else’s.

    You are such a hypocrite !!

  • Sigmasoul

    The Farrakan rule of Blacks in Government (1995 BIG Conf. Wash. DC)….”We don’t mind your participating, but when it comes to leadership and planning, we don’t want you around”.  Understand the source of the comment, you understand the rational by Fox News.

    • Anonymous

      There is another thought: If you want to change the government, you have to become a part of it….

      • Sigmasoul

        Rocky:
        We are a part of government. Ever been to Washington. Who do you think the workers are?
        Se

  • Shayndos60

    Dr.Boyce has said it well, the republican fiasco the had in NH lastnight, no one talked about JOBS, JOBS, they talked about Obama.  She wants her country back, do  U know what that means. She want to go back to slavery…Think about it.

  • Shayndos60

    Dr.Boyce has said it well, the republican fiasco the had in NH lastnight, no one talked about JOBS, JOBS, they talked about Obama.  She wants her country back, do  U know what that means. She want to go back to slavery…Think about it.

  • Shayndos60

    They can bring out all the troops, Obama will not be beaten in 212.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSGWOGIFPRMB5VPCHZA6CNZVFQ Hepster

      He’s not running in 212.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Dr. Watkins, for declining to appear on Fox..! Over the years, I have watched them get more & more racist, insulting, demeaning and hatefilled….ESPECIALLY to other races. It is sickening, disgusting and WRONG. There is a song from the musical ‘South Pacific’ that the producers of the show did not want in the show, as the they thought, since it dealt with race, that it would be too controversial.. Rodgers and Hammerstein said the song stays, or the whole shebang walks…the song stayed in… It is: ‘You’ve got to be carefully taught.’

    ‘You’ve got to be carefully taught to hate
    Before you are 6 or 7 or 8…
    To hate all the people your relatives hate-
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.’

    • Topez1g

      Well said Rocky.  I remember that song and it was always chilling to me,but so true.

    • Pbundy

      that is so awful!

  • mybloodslikeyours

    Your last and third from last paragraphs hit the nail on the head.  We white males have a long way to go to actively co-create the coalition needed to reverse the class-war-structured political economy that’s driving humanity closer to suicidal self-annihilation.

    Sadly, Obama has not only failed to address the racism of the new Jim Cros that Michelle Alexander so carefully documents in her book, The New Jim Crow, but he seems, while talking justice and equality, to have borrowed GWBush’s shoes to walk further into the mire of mass murders, war crimes and crimes against humanity that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — and now the so-called humanitarian intervention in Libya — constitute. 

    He has done nothing to stop the further impoverishing of our middle class, the ramped-up recruiting of poor and minority unemployed for the world’s only superpower’s 700 military bases and preparation for imperial wars galore.  And he’s done nothing to reverse the trend of thousands of our taxpayer-paid generals and lesser rank vets leaving the military to join private mercenary corporations to get paid ten to 50 times what our soldiers in uniform are paid, with no accountability to anybody for the killing rampages they perpetrate in our name, because they are in private firms.   Did we pay to train our nation’s defenders to become mercenaries whose new bosses can turn them against us if it suits their fancy?

    I know this doesn’t sound like the topic of america is still racist, but it is the same topic if you consider how racism has always been a tool for advancing an economic elite’s agenda, an elite of which Obama and a number of wealthy blacks, and women, are happy new members of. 

    • Wilson

      Thanks—- Well put.

  • mybloodslikeyours

    Your last and third from last paragraphs hit the nail on the head.  We white males have a long way to go to actively co-create the coalition needed to reverse the class-war-structured political economy that’s driving humanity closer to suicidal self-annihilation.

    Sadly, Obama has not only failed to address the racism of the new Jim Cros that Michelle Alexander so carefully documents in her book, The New Jim Crow, but he seems, while talking justice and equality, to have borrowed GWBush’s shoes to walk further into the mire of mass murders, war crimes and crimes against humanity that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — and now the so-called humanitarian intervention in Libya — constitute. 

    He has done nothing to stop the further impoverishing of our middle class, the ramped-up recruiting of poor and minority unemployed for the world’s only superpower’s 700 military bases and preparation for imperial wars galore.  And he’s done nothing to reverse the trend of thousands of our taxpayer-paid generals and lesser rank vets leaving the military to join private mercenary corporations to get paid ten to 50 times what our soldiers in uniform are paid, with no accountability to anybody for the killing rampages they perpetrate in our name, because they are in private firms.   Did we pay to train our nation’s defenders to become mercenaries whose new bosses can turn them against us if it suits their fancy?

    I know this doesn’t sound like the topic of america is still racist, but it is the same topic if you consider how racism has always been a tool for advancing an economic elite’s agenda, an elite of which Obama and a number of wealthy blacks, and women, are happy new members of. 

  • Anonymous

    Fox news see’s it but when they try to tell white America that the white house is now the black house instead of hearing them everyone accuses Fox news of racism.
    White America is in denial because that is the same and exact perspective many people share but once again Fox news is telling you to take your head out of the sand and recognize but white America don’t want to hear and some inferiority complex blacks can’t get use to the notion and idea of a black man in the white house are also afraid to look and hear Fox news…….but yo!….. you better hear it tho!… and suck it up white America because Black America is calling the shots in the 21st century.You are witnessing……The return of Black power Sincerely, Enoch MubarakPresident/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com

  • Kindred2x

    If you depend on FOX network for your news.  It will brainwash you.  Try an experiment 
    1. Don’t watch any news network  with their overpaid newscasters for one week.
    2. Read both conservative and liberal (right and left news blogs, magazine or newspapers.
    3. Think critically and make up your own mind

    • http://twitter.com/Pahlewan2 Bhimsen Kumar

      I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Kindred2x

    If you depend on FOX network for your news.  It will brainwash you.  Try an experiment 
    1. Don’t watch any news network  with their overpaid newscasters for one week.
    2. Read both conservative and liberal (right and left news blogs, magazine or newspapers.
    3. Think critically and make up your own mind

  • Leilaslim

    crimejones Dr. Watson for the umpteen time,President Obama is a President of color,not a Black President,need a Black Mother and Father,get it?

    • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

      One only needs to see photos of nearly any important meeting in the
      White House to realize that white males are still running America.

  • Cindy207d

    Fox is a racist network, do you expect anything different? But racism has never stopped, it was just not as pronounced as it’s becoming again. IT’S NO LONGER HIDDEN RACISM, IT’S OUT OF THE CLOSET!!!!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSGWOGIFPRMB5VPCHZA6CNZVFQ Hepster

      …says a person on a website whose very name invokes skin color.

  • Nyrik Ali

    What’s funny is these hoods are some of the richest men in the world , they just happen to be black…Thats why they really hate Obama, people of color are rising across the world other than here ..He is the only link America has to non european nations…He is not the black president but he is the Amercian president..Just shows how racism is still very prevelant in the US…especially the media..

  • Wlawson95

    Of course Fox is furthering the Republican agenda.  I am not surprised by anything, anyone that is associated with the Fox news network does.  They control what appears on their network.  Any responsible news network would censor this ludicrous portrayal of the president.  The fact that they didn’t should tell you a lot about the quality of their news and commentary.  As I have always said, watch Fox for entertainment, watch everybody else for the facts.

  • Russom

    Turn the damn V-TUBE off…we expect that from fox and frankly the media industry. We have to WILL our way to Economic FREEDOM “by any means necessary”….

  • Etruskater

    I have never been a fan of Fox networks, they are very racist, They are owned an ran by republicans, I dont watch local fox news and especialy fox cable news networks they only talk about what they want to talk about, not real news, they talked about Obama while he was running for the white house , so after he won that only put fuel on there fire for blacks !!

  • Anonymous

    THERE IS NO RACISM. AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE AFRAID OF CHANGE AND FEAR UPSETTING WHITE AMERICA BY BEING IN CHARGE.Fox news see’s the truth it but when they try to tell white America and black America that the white house is now the black house instead of hearing them everyone accuses Fox news of racism.Black America is in denial but once again Fox news is telling you to take your head out of the sand and recognize but white America don’t want to hear it and some inferiority complex blacks can’t get use to the notion and idea of a black man in the white house are also afraid to look and hear Fox news…….but yo!….. you better hear it tho!…Suck it up white America because Black America is calling the shots in the 21st century.

    Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
    President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizeswww.mubarakinter-prizes.com

  • Marcus

    While said Dr. Watkins

  • Marcus

    Excuse me correction …Well said  Dr. Watkins

  • http://www.facebook.com/twyche Terrill Wyche

    What is Fox News talking about? Now when President Obama enters into talks with Karzai, Fox News reports that President Obama is engaging in dialogue with the President of Afghanistan. Now that he’s entering into dialogue with the legitimate presidents of African countries, he’s now talking to ‘hoods?’

    I hope that President Obama manages to successfully enter into a productive oil purchasing agreement with these countries. OPEC is a den of thieves.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSGWOGIFPRMB5VPCHZA6CNZVFQ Hepster

    “the latent racism that remains alive and well within our nation”

    Better “latent” than right out in the open with all the BLACK this BLACK that and BLACK everything.

  • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

    One only needs to see photos of nearly any important meeting in the
    White House to realize that white males are still running America.

  • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

    “One only needs to see photos of nearly any important meeting in the White House to realize that white males are still running America.”

    Well said… You summed up the entire escapade… and the same applies to the United Nations… What’s crazy is the US appears to be the shot caller which only confirms that their real power can be deemed as “weapons of mass destruction.”