Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”
“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.
The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
Inflaming racial passions is all that Jackson and Sharpton have left. Real racism has been all but stomped out in this nation, and any real racists are going to keep their feelings well concealed for fear of complete ostracism from society. However, if race-baiters Jackson and Sharpton ever admitted that, they’d be out of jobs and might have to give up their posh lifestyle. Therefore, they have a strong financial interest in keeping racial passions as hot as possible.
“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting 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 six-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?”
They’re not angry about it because they can’t use crimes like that to inflame racial passions, so they don’t bother mentioning them… for the reasons stated above.