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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Civil-Rights Lilliputians

Civil-Rights now led by Lilliputians
Once upon a time the civil-rights movement was lead by giants like William Du Bois, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now Lilliputians like the Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Jealous push and prod the formerly great civil-rights movement to ensnare a chubby Hispanic guy (George Zimmerman) on a manslaughter conviction. Truly pitiful, so what about the disintegration of the black family?

Shelby Steel / Wall Street Journal:
The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment --
Black leaders weren't so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority...
Today's black leadership pretty much lives off the fumes of moral authority that linger from its glory days in the 1950s and '60s. The Zimmerman verdict lets us see this and feel a little embarrassed for them. Consider the pathos of a leadership that once transformed the nation now lusting for the conviction of the contrite and mortified George Zimmerman...

The purpose of today's civil-rights establishment is not to seek justice, but to seek power for blacks in American life based on the presumption that they are still, in a thousand subtle ways, victimized by white racism...

One wants to scream at all those outraged at the Zimmerman verdict: Where is your outrage over the collapse of the black family? Today's civil-rights leaders swat at mosquitoes like Zimmerman when they have gorillas on their back. Seventy-three percent of all black children are born without fathers married to their mothers. And you want to bring the nation to a standstill over George Zimmerman? ...

If there is anything good to be drawn from the Zimmerman/Martin tragedy, it is only the further revelation of the corruption and irrelevance of today's civil-rights leadership.
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related:

CL Bryant / USA Today:
Why I Left the NAACP --
After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the NAACP pledged that it "will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed." The reaction is characteristic of today's NAACP, a group that deals more in political demagoguery than in advancing the causes relevant to African Americans. The group is a shadow of what it once was...
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Johnsville News:
R.I.P. NAACP 1909 - 2006 (Oct 23, 2006) --
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP is dead and someone forgot to write the obituary...

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