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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Somebody ask Jesse Jackass if he wants stronger sentencing for the blacks who murder other blacks.
Old Hairlip mush mouth must be running short of cash to jump on this Hispanic guy like this.
True. Actions (not riots or civil disturbances) speak louder than words. Acts of violence perpetrate more acts of violence.
>>>If that were true, it would take about two days<<<
Deadly funny and absolutely true.
I ran across this on the interweebs, can anyone verify?
What the heck are you babbling about?
From the White House Insider:
“Ulsterman: How? Whats the plan? Whats going to be different from all the other campaigns?
Insider: Youve already seen it. A taste of it. Race. The race card. Racism. Race-race-race. Its all they f***king got to run on these days.
Ulsterman: Race? Hasnt Obama played that one out already? Its become a joke.
Insider: Played it out? No, not you might think so but no his people are going to raise the issue of race to a level this country hasnt seen since the Civil Rights movement. White guilt got Barack Obama the nomination. White guilt got Barack Obama into the White House.”
Young black men aren't dying of 'gun violence' - they're dying at the hands of other young black violent men.
This case is an extreme exception to the rule of black on black slaughter. Guess they think we're too stupid to notice and understand real crime statistics...
The MSM doesn't care about black on black crime - (doesn't sell ads) Liberal elites don't care either (doesn't gin up the black vote).
I’ve seen it on threads on another site - looks like a younger photo of the guy.
Good quote. Absolutely. The leftists and race mongers (but I repeat myself) jumped on this like vultures on fresh road kill. They were primed already. I am hoping that the actual facts are made public, loudly, and they are shown to the general public to be 100% wrong. But even here on FR there are so many drooling koolaid drinkers that it is quite discouraging.