Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin, voting rights show dream not yet realized, Sharpton says in Newark
Posted on 07/29/2013 2:37:35 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
"We still got a ways to go. And in the last 60 days, we were given a reminder that we still have to fight because if we go to sleep, there are those that never intended for us to get this far, that would turn back on everything that was achieved."
Sharpton delivered the message as thousands prepare to join together on the Aug. 28 anniversary of King's speech and the 1963 March on Washington.
Sunday's rally was meant to "prime the pump" for that event, said the Rev. David Jefferson Sr., pastor of the Newark church. ....
Jefferson, Sharpton and others who spoke including state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) said it was made clear in the last two months that the dream is not fully realized.
They pointed to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in June to strike down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, essentially stripping the federal government of its ability to oversee state-level changes to voting procedures in places with a history of racial discrimination.
"We saw the Supreme Court of this nation revoke something that our mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers and aunts and uncles suffered decades of indignities for," Oliver said in her address before the audience of nearly 2,000. They "were subjected to tests and counting of beans in a jar and having to sign their X and being turned away for decades and decades and decades being denied the right to vote."
They also pointed to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch commander who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African-American boy who was walking to his father's house.
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You'd think there would be more than abundant evidence in Newark itself that the dream is not yet realized.
If voting rights leads to more Detroits, I vote for voter suppression.
Sharpton’s dream is that he and his ilk become like Mugube in Zimbabwe.
Sharpton’s dream has nothing to do with that earlier one about the content of a man’s character.
At first glance, I thought he said: Trayvon Martin’s voting rights show dream not yet realized.
Meaning: Trayvon can cast votes in future elections.
[He wouldn’t be the first dead person to cast a vote or three in an election.]
For Sharpton and the Grievance Posse, the dream can never be realized. It would kill their Race Racket.
Someone should inform this guy that the Supreme Court decision did not take away the right to vote.
The hysteria of the black community the past few months is even greater than usual. "They now have the right to hunt us down!", "We've lost the right to vote!" It's almost enough to make you question their sanity or intelligence.
There is a black president, there are hundreds of black mayors and black city leaders, black congressmen, black people in every walk of life, what the hell do they want?
From the way he looks he has got one foot in the ground and the other on an oily surface.
Sharpton is right of course. Every dope-smoking street thug should be able to achieve his dream of bashing a creepy-ass cracker’s head on the sidewalk.
“Trayvon Martin, voting rights show dream not yet realized, Sharpton says in Newark...”
That is a very convoluted string of words there.
The only thing that is the same as it was in the 1860’s is they still sign their names with an X.. Just ask Tray-Mark’s friend Precious... :)
who can turn a phrase like the revrant Sharpton??
We still got a ways to go. And in the last 60 days, we were given a reminder that we still have to fight because if we go to sleep, there are those that never intended for us to get this far, that would turn back on everything that was achieved.”
granted this run on mess is considerably better than a lot of his clumsy sloganeering..but not by MUCH
That should've been mentioned at the trial.
Sharpton is no longer the fat bastard he used to be. He now sports a deeply creased and sallow sagging face. May he depart this planet shortly.