Racism: the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race (Oxford Dictionary). When the primary factor in judging someone is the color of their skin, it is racism whether white to black or black to white or anything in between.
Trayvon Martin died in a tragedy; little did he know that he would become the next meal ticket for certain high-profile Black leaders. The Trayvon gravy train has taken off.
While there are many truly inspirational Black role models, these guys are definitely not in the same league.
At $20,000+ per speaking engagement, Al Sharpton, who calls himself a “Civil Rights Activist” is spreading his condescending, racially divisive message across the country, in the name of Trayvon Martin. Black Harvard Sociologist Orlando Patterson, refers to Sharpton as a “Racial Arsonist”. Sharpton is adding 100 cities to his Trayvon rally schedule, pursuing this “until the end”… meaning, until his donors to the National Action Network, or the rally organizers, go broke. His pursuit of a civil rights investigation with the Justice Dept will increase his speaking engagements and advertising dollars, calling this a “Social Movement for Justice”, which is the high octane fuel needed to keep the Trayvon gravy train running. The promotion of racism, is quite lucrative. The “Justice for Trayvon” rallies should be titled the “Bankroll for Sharpton” rallies or the “I need to pay the IRS” rally, or the “Get the National Action Network out of debt” rally… and oh yeah, a young Black man died. “Activist” is what you become when you continually loose political races ranging from the presidency to local mayor (1988, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2004).
Read More at vaildaily.com . By Jacqueline Cartier.
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