January 21, 2003
Belafonte Talks StraightThe Chicago Tribune reported that Harry Belafonte, who was a confidante of Martin Luther King, said, "he expects the Bush administration to try to wipe away affirmative action, eliminate a woman's right to choose abortion and pursue a war with Iraq 'that makes absolutely no sense.'"
He said Powell and Rice, servants of Bush who are black, are hurting the cause of Black America. "In fact and practice ... you are serving those who continue to design our oppression," he said to them. "That is villainy, and I insist you look at it."