“Yeah, we can’t have any silly feet of clay details like CPUSA affiliations or a “Reverend” having an affair getting in the way of a good story telling or hero worship.”
Seems like a popular “failing” for more than a few “Black reverends,” doesn’t it? Or did Jesse “learn” the behavior from King?
Race hustling and poverty pimping pays. It's more about "feelings" and what people say than facts or what they do.
--- "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. - Booker T. Washington 1856-1915
This guy called it about a hundred years ago. Imagine what he'd say today.