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[Female Afro-American] Expert: black leaders fueling racial division
The Greeley Gazette ^ | April 14, 2012 | Jack Minor

Posted on 04/15/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, said black political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are using the death of Trayvon Martin to stir racial division for political gain.

Swain says she believes most Americans wanted an investigation into the Feb. 26 incident in which George Zimmmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin, 17, while on neighborhood watch. Martin was unarmed and walking to his father's fiance's house. Zimmerman claims he was attacked by Martin and shot Martin in self-defense after having his head beat against the pavement.

Swain, who is an expert on race relations, immigration, black leadership and evangelical politics says today's black leaders “don't put forth ideas and solutions that advance the cause of black people. Rather, they prefer to heat up the solution.”

Her latest book is called, "Be the People: a Call to Reclaim America's Faith and Promise."

Swain says black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson benefit from depicting the incident as racially motivated so they can use it for voter mobilization. Swain noted there have been voter registration drives at many of the rallies supporting Martin.

In the days following the shooting, the media did everything it could to portray the shooting as a white on black crime, even going so far as to refer to Zimmerman as a white Hispanic.

Zimmerman claims he was following Martin because there been several break-ins in the area lately. Zimmerman claimed Martin confronted him while he was returning to his car and began to assault him. During the assault Zimmerman's head was repeatedly beat against the sidewalk prompting him to shoot Martin under Florida's stand-your-ground law.

Under the law, a person in Fl who feels threatened is justified to take self-defense steps rather than be required to run away as is the case in many states without such laws.

NBC took steps to depict Zimmerman as a racist by deliberately doctoring a 911 tape to suggest that the basis for following Martin was because Martin was black.

The New Black Panther Party even put a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman's head, an event which received no condemnation or action by President Obama and his Justice Department. Supporters of the President's actions have defended it saying the bounty was simply a free speech issue.

Swain says attempts by Sharpton and Jackson to inflame the fires of racism could prove to be a deadly game. "We all lose if we have a race war in America. ... We're playing with fire. Once you stir up the emotion, anger and hatred, you can't just turn it off when convenient."

Swain said while she does not know whether Zimmerman was motivated by racist attitude when he followed and shot Martin, she does believe black communities would be better served if black leaders were to focus on issues causing the black youths to “head in the wrong direction,” such as drugs, violence and out of wedlock births.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; obama; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
A free-speech issue? So I can put a bounty on someone's head without fear of prosecution?
1 posted on 04/15/2012 12:41:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leaders leaves a lot to be desired. Punk racist bastards I’d say.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 12:43:48 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This brave lady also raised questions about BO’s birth certificate/eligibility.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’ll be black listed, provided she already isn’t.

[Absolutely no pun intended].


4 posted on 04/15/2012 12:48:58 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An oreo cookie lady! She should go to Clarence Thomas’s house for a breakfast of pork products!


5 posted on 04/15/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“black political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are using the death of Trayvon Martin to stir racial division for political gain. “

I would call them black race pimps instead of leaders.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We all lose if we have a race war in America

Especially the side with less than 15% of the population of which 2/3 of the males can't legally own weapons due to criminal issues....

At least her math is good.

7 posted on 04/15/2012 12:56:57 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
During the assault Zimmerman's head was repeatedly beat against the sidewalk prompting him to shoot Martin under Florida's stand-your-ground law.
First of all, the law didn't "prompt" him to shoot. Martin, while pounding Zimmerman's head against the sidewalk "prompted" him to shoot.

Secondly, in states without a SYG law, just how am I supposed to "retreat" when someone has me pinned down and I'm getting my head "repeatedly beat against the sidewalk"? Is there a prescription for that?

Do states without these laws put out a manual How to Retreat From Agressors and is there a chapter on "How to Retreat While Getting Your Head Repeatedly Beat Against the Sidewalk By Someone On Top of You"?

I would really like to know the correct Retreat Protocols in these states. No sarcasm here. I'm totally serial.

8 posted on 04/15/2012 12:58:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: LucyT

Ping to my post at #3.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Feckless

It’s 12%. And what makes you think a law will stop them from picking up a firearm?


10 posted on 04/15/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Carol Swain seems to be in some rare air: an intelligent university level professor. :)


11 posted on 04/15/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ruh-roh! Her time at Vanderbilt will likely be shortened by this Random Act of truthtelling!


12 posted on 04/15/2012 1:06:32 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Once you stir up the emotion, anger and hatred, you can’t just turn it off when convenient.”

Dead on correct. However, by virtue of who is encouraging and protecting Sharpton, Jackson and NBPP, the stirring will continue until there is an explosion. The progress made since the 1950’s in recognizing individuals rater than races has been lost. Black vs white and every ethnicity hostile to every other one. Damned shame and not to be turned around in my lifetime.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by JimSEA
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We need more people like Carol Swain. And less of Black Caucus Race Hustlers types like Maxine Waters, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. ,Bobby Rush, Sheila Jackson Lee, Alcee Hastings to name a few....


14 posted on 04/15/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It won’t, but it will make easier to defend shooting them.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 1:10:51 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We’re playing with fire. Once you stir up the emotion, anger and hatred, you can’t just turn it off when convenient.”

Truer words are seldom spoken.

Obama and his tribe have set race relations back by as much as 50 years.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 1:25:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YES you can...(in the words of the Commissar Obama)

Just so that we are counted as part of the “in crowd” - you put one on me - and I’ll do the same for you - and we’ll both be cool in the eyes of the “diversion” US media - plus it will be a great pick up line in a bar!


17 posted on 04/15/2012 1:39:14 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about a bounty on barack for attempted murder of the US Constitution?


18 posted on 04/15/2012 1:48:52 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She is Not Guilty.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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[Female Afro-American] Expert: black leaders fueling racial division

Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, said black political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are using the death of Trayvon Martin to stir racial division for political gain.

"This brave lady also raised questions about BO’s birth certificate/eligibility."

Thanks, thecodont.

20 posted on 04/15/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

I hope she already has tenure : )


21 posted on 04/15/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Carol Swain


22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by tomkat ( Newt / Sarah '12 !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"There is another 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...

There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~
Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader

23 posted on 04/15/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another brave person...may more & more like her speak out the truth!


24 posted on 04/15/2012 3:42:15 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Feckless
Especially the side with less than 15% of the population of which 2/3 of the males can't legally own weapons due to criminal issues....

And where that same 2/3 that can't legally own a gun, are most likely to illegally own one, and have a high willingness to use it at the least provocation.

25 posted on 04/15/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, ya think so? What a revelation!


26 posted on 04/15/2012 5:15:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, ya think so? What a revelation!


27 posted on 04/15/2012 5:15:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, ya think so? What a revelation!


28 posted on 04/15/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: JimSEA

They have absolutely no intention of ever “turning it off”.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 5:29:19 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s what we call a “Target Rich Enviornment”


30 posted on 04/16/2012 6:30:24 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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