Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he’s grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can’t help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?
“We’re surprised that everyone else is surprised,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. African Americans have tried for decades to get the rest of America to understand their plight, he said, particularly their beliefs that justice is still elusive in many parts of America, especially the Deep South.
Then along comes the Trayvon Martin case, and facts that are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.
Mr. Jackson exercised his innate ability to distort and profit from a tragedy. Black activists in general love to promote the victim mentality among people who have a high melanin content. Sadly, their shenanigans highlight the aberrations while failing to call attention to the real problems that afflict blacks i.e. illegitimacy, crime, drug addiction, etc. Racism should really be far down list of issues that are keeping minorities from moving forward. More often than not, the race industry just wants to keep the divisions and promote discord because players like Mr. Jackson profit from chaos and hatred.