Today’s Civil Rights Leaders Have No Credibility Because They Sweep Real Issues Under The Rug

Today’s Civil Rights Leaders Have No Credibility Because They Sweep Real Issues Under The Rug

When Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X took the scene in the 1960s they weren’t afraid to hold a mirror to the black community and talk about tough truths.


But, as we fast forward to the 21st century the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson only hold the mirror to themselves. They don’t see the gapping flaws in their leadership. Oh they very much like to call attention away from self-inflicted wounds in the black community such 70% of their children born out of wedlock. It’s a painful statistic to deal with and seeking a remedy for it would take hard work.


It’s easier to scream, “Look there at the white cop shooting an unarmed black male!” : It’s easier to suggest that police are shooting African Americans at an epidemic rate. In fact when a black male gets shot in America its over a whopping 91% probability the shooter is another black male.


Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and Jesse Jackson’s Operation Push choose not to deal with what’s really happening on the streets of Chicago, Dariot, or Killadelphia. It’s not sensational to talk about black on black mayhem. That doesn’t fill the donation box. But it’s all cha-ching cha-ching when a story can be spun involving racist white cops and innocent black children.


Civil rights used to be a movement before it became a business. The ones cheated are those doing the marching and sending in the checks thinking their participating in something special. Credibility is lost and all we’re left with is perpetual division because it’s profitable.

Origianlly posted at The Last Tradition

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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