Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin case: 'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson
Posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?
"We're surprised that everyone else is surprised," Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. African Americans have tried for decades to get the rest of America to understand their plight, he said, particularly their beliefs that justice is still elusive in many parts of America, especially the Deep South.
Then along comes the Trayvon Martin case, and facts that are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.
"I hope that this will be a transformative moment," Jackson said.
Jackson was speaking Friday morning from the Chicago offices of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He had just returned from duties in Belgium and Switzerland. He was in Geneva on Wednesday as part of a delegation of religious leaders trying to find a way to end the violence in Syria. Jackson was preparing to get back on a plane for a flight south so he can add his voice to the growing protests in and around Sanford, Fla., where Martin's shooting took place.
Jackson said the Martin case is getting plenty of media attention overseas, attention that is both embarrassing to white America and humiliating to black America.
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“same crap for 50+ years and apparently havent solved a single problem.”
They don’t want to solve any problems..there is too much money still to be made off the “racial problem”
Black POTUS, black Sanford city manager, hispanic shooter
Equals white racism?
But hey if Obama wants to preside over a black/ hispanic race war that’s his call.
Uhhh Jesse... Philadelphia ‘flash mobs’: black mayor takes aim at black community
Keeping with the SOP of the main stream media. After every islamist terrorist attack the MSM is quick to make muslims a victim by claiming threats of retaliation against muslims.
Why don’t “the crackers” take a cue from the MSM and claim that same victim hood by saying they fear attacks from blacks that the president and rev. al and jackson are inciting.
You wonder, if in a same world, whites would continue to pretend race doesn’t matter and that they are not under siege.
Google Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome...and notice you only find local news stories and those are alarming in the barbarity. Truly alarming..
This is so disgusting, I’ll put a strong warning on it. And it wasn’t considered a “hate crime.”
Good thing race baiter Jesse Jackson and his corrupt son are on the case, bettering the lives of all the blacks "under attack" in Chicago.
Solving problems is not their goal. Shootin’ their mouths off on national “news” shows and stirring up the angry mob is all they know.
Rioting will come next, no matter what the outcome of this latest “cause” of theirs.
By the Democrats trying to keep them on the government's plantation.
I feel uneasy, too.
The Detroit mayor was hospitalized yesterday for some sort of gastric upset. It’s not life-threatening but the whole Detroit area and the capital is simmering because of the financial train wreck the city has crafted for itself. Story after story has been hitting the papers of stolen money - both state and federal - who’s going to pay it back, Detroiters want the state to bail them out, want to keep control of the city, and so on. It’s been “our people” against “those people” (IYKWIM) for decades and they’re using racism as any and every excuse not to clean up the graft.
Obama will use race in the election, especially if he’s struggling in the polls. This could get very serious, indeed.
I live in the New Orleans area and the blacks are killing each other every day nobody is coming down here and complaining. Please tell me why they are calling this guy white and not Latino?
Here’s the story link:
Jesse, do you think whites are not under attack?
OBAMA, if you had a mother, would she look like Nancy Strait??
White 85 year old partially blind Nancy Strait was robbed, tortured, raped and beaten to death just the other day in Oklahoma by a gang of feral blacks.
Her 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten, his jaw broken, shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
While the Zimmerman white on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by African Americans in Oklahoma just the other day?
WHY NO MENTION ON THE MSM??
WHY DOES IT TAKE THE BRITS TO BRING THIS NEWS TO US??
Theres a lot more here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with BB gun?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage
Where is the outrage?
This is a rerun of the despicable 1996 Clinton campaign ads "Black churches are burning!"
These people are so dim that their playbook takes up half a page, and most of that is bullet points.
The new racial designation floating around is White Hispanic
Did he mention the shooter was hispanic? I didn’t think so.
Some have said that Obama would find a way to declare martial law if it looked like he was going to lose. Sure looks like they’re trying to whip up some kind of civil war over this shooting.
Politicians need to stop fanning the flames before they tear this country apart. It’s a virtual lynch mob that’s going to materialize if these morons don’t stop.
Latinos can’t be *racist murderers*; Whites can be because “they have the power”. So the race-baiters’ fallacious argument goes.
This man was a trespasser in a gated community. Did he hop the Gate.? The security guard is part Hispanic and mainly Negroe. Let me point out a criminal worth demonstrations until he is executed. It is that Nidal Hussein who shot 45 unarmed people at Ft Hood. What the hell happened to that trial? Are we just going to forget it? And I don’t want any action against that war hero (4 tours of duty) that went insane and killed all those afganies after they killed 6 American soldiers following the burning of their internal conspiracy notes written in their book written 600 years after the Bible. Not one legal proceeding until after the execution of Nidal Hussein!! This country is doomed.
Then perhaps they might want to consider not being criminals.