Is Trayvon Martin’s death giving Black leaders a reason to shine???
The furor over the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is being “exploited” by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to “racially divide the country,” a civil-rights leader charged yesterday.
Martin’s “family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” the Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP leader, said of the 17-year-old hoodie-wearing black youth who was shot dead by a mixed white-Latino neighborhood-watch volunteer.
The pastor accused Jackson and Sharpton — who yesterday organized a thousands-strong protest in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred last month — of “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy” in an interview with The Daily Caller, a news Web site.
Bryant, the past president of the NAACP chapter in Garland, Texas, called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” for inserting themselves into the drama.
Clearly, Mr. Bryant is less than impressed with his fellow Black leaders.
Former NAACP leader Bryant said the rallies organized by Sharpton and Jackson suggest there is an epidemic of “white men killing black young men” while ignoring much more prevalent black-on-black crime.
“The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime,” he said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
Bryant said he wants to see protests about those problems.
“Why not be angry about the wholesale murder that goes on in the streets of Newark and Chicago?” he asked. “Why isn’t somebody angry about that 6-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”
Bryant then goes on to rip President Barack Obama a new azzhole too.
He told the Web site that they will “turn this evolving tragedy of this young man into fodder to say . . . ‘If you don’t re-elect [President] Obama, then you will have unbridled events or circumstances like this happening in the streets to young men wearing hoodies.’ ”
He also blasted Obama for his “nebulous statement” last week in which he said, “If I had a son, he’d look
“What does that mean?” Bryant asked. “What was the purpose in that?”
Does Rev. Bryant have a valid point? Have black folks been taking advantage of this tragedy in order to fuel their own selfish agendas???
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