I totally agree with tmsyr11 when he cites Booker T. Washington's 'Making a living of their troubles.' There is another class of "colored people" who make a business out of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their ilk are up front in this sad endeavor. Chris Mathews and others of the Liberal white media thrive on stirring the pot of racism on a daily basis. Today's media sit on their fences drooling, and waiting for an issue such as the Trayvon Martin killing (not murder) to happen. Then they swoop down on the carrion, fighting over whatever morsels they consider the juiciest, most "newsworthy", most likely to sell newspapers or most likely to stir up racist controversy, if not warfare. The Trayvon Martins, the black thugs who roam the streets and alleys of America doing all sorts of crime, are the fodder for this other "class of coloured people" who profit by keeping "the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public." They feed the white Liberal media who rise up in hypocritical outrage whenever one of these thugs is righteously given whatever form of justice that they deserve. Do they rise up when a white thug is brought to his or her just end? The black race in this country falls victim of their Trayvon Martins every day and night. Black on black crime is out of hand here in America. Yet, if they raise their voices for equal justice, they are called "Uncle Toms" and their lives are placed in jeopardy at home, at work or in school. They dare not speak up for fear of retaliation by members of their own race, those who make a business and make a profit of their hardships. Very few have seen the pictures of young Trayvon Martin as he really was before that tragic night. Why? Because they were stifled and not allowed in the court room. Had they been aired to the jury, I'm certain that their duty to serve would have been made much easier. Ms. Keeler does her forbearers a dis-service by comparing their plights and indignities to those of the likes of the Trayvon Martins of America. I personally know of the cruel treatment that the Navajo people suffered in the darkened streets of Farmington, NM sixty years ago. I personally knew a police sergeant who was asked to leave the force because of his vicious treatment of drunken Navajos and his enjoyment in severely beating them on their way to jail. Ms. Keeler, please don't ever place your ancestors in the same category as the Trayvon Martins of this country. They deserve much, much better that this.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 00:26