Jackson and Sharpton are both hypocrites. When Jackson ran for President, he used racial slurs against the Jews by calling New York City “Hymie Town”. As civil rights leaders, he and Sharpton go after anyone who uses racial slurs against blacks. Don Imus was their latest victim. What Don Imus did was wrong and repulsive, but he did not deserve to be fired. Don Imus is an as* and always will be one, but people do not have to listen to him. At least he apologized emphatically for what he did. Jackson never apologized, nor did Al Sharpton for falsely accusing three white men who were wrongfully imprisoned for allegedly raping a black woman back in the early eighties. This was Sharpton’s first attempt at practicing civil rights. Jackson and Sharton are like vultures rallying the community to protest any white crime against a black person.
People commit irreprehensible and horrific hate crimes (not just white on black), and it fuels our growing divide. Jackson and Sharpton love to pour fuel on a fire. It is almost as if it is their goal to divide Americans and keep the racial barrier as strong as possible. Consider another racial issue flooding the news in 2007, the “Jenna Six”. This is where six black boys beat a random white person into unconsciousness in response to the white boy’s bigotry when nooses were hung from a tree where the black boys gathered. Jackson and Sharpton are out in force making this a national issue because they feel the local authorities excessively charged the black boys and are discriminating against them. This is a very sad situation where no one wins, especially when tempers flair. Whether the charges are correct or not, it is never a good idea to throw fuel on an already burning fire. Can anyone really believe that their actions are really helping to unite Americans? In fact, their actions divide Americans more, and this is their intent. They would be out of work if this racial divide would go away. The Jenna Six issue could have been resolved locally once tempers and passions cooled off, and level heads prevailed. Jackson and Sharpton only believe that the issue could be resolved if they are involved. Does this sound familiar? These are the qualities of super ego personalities.
Within two weeks of the Jenna Six case getting national attention, over ten reported similar incidents occurred throughout the country where nooses were used to intimidate a black person. This certainly would not have happened had it not been made a national issue. If six white kids beat one black kid, then Jackson and Sharpton would be in Louisiana arguing for the original penalty given to the black boys. Conversely, under that same set of circumstances, the local authorities would have given the white boys lesser charges than what the six black boys originally received. The bottom line is that no matter how anyone rolls the dice on this subject, it was going to be an issue regardless of how it went down. Hence, everyone loses.
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