- Peniel Joseph: Meeting with president-elect doesn't make Kanye West a black political leader
- Trump's mostly white Cabinet is a bigger statement on race than meeting black celebrities, he writes
Peniel Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor of history. He is the author of several books, most recently "Stokely: A Life." The views expressed here are his.
(CNN)Kanye West's meeting with president-elect Donald Trump suggests that, symbolically at least, black people did not just lose the presidential election -- we've lost our damn minds.