On Wednesday, professor Cornel West spoke with Sean Hannity about Ferguson, Missouri, and race baiting in the midterm elections. Hannity played a number of Democratic campaign spots that discussed issues of race and asked West, "Does that disgust you as much as it does me? That disgusts me."
"Well, I think that, as you know, I have a disgust in some ways with both parties," said West. "The Republican Party has always struck me as too mean-spirited when it comes to attitudes towards the poor and the Democratic Party is too ... empty in terms of not taking a stand. But we just have to be clear: there's one standard. Stay in contact with the humanity of folks across the board. No racist appeals."
"We have to have a higher standard," West continued. "Where is the integrity, honesty, decency across the board?"