WASHINGTON, January 19, 2015 — It is relevant today to examine what Rev. Martin Luther King would think of his legacy and his struggles, and whether his dream is still alive in 2015.
The celebrations held in his honor throughout the nation have been tarnished by race baiting. Consider the epic race baiting hurled by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and even public officials like U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after the death of Trayvon Martin. That was followed by riots and violent protests last year in Ferguson, MO after the death of Michael Brown. In both cases the young men of possibly questionable conduct were made modern day martyrs. Thank you very much mainstream media and Al Sharpton.
Rev. King and the leaders of the civil rights movement of the late 1950’s and 1960’s did not seek out individuals of questionable conduct and attempt to raise them up as heroes of a movement to free black people from racism and prejudice. If Dr. King and others of that time had done that, the civil rights movement would have been dead on arrival.
Civil rights leaders like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have left Rev. King’s movement for racial equality shackled to race hustling sensationalism. The America of 2015 is littered with the remnants of anger and frustration that is borne of inequality and enslavement but not from whites or racist cops.
Instead, the inequality and enslavement which blacks experience while trapped in poverty is often the result of black on black crime. Simply put, if they look around their neighborhood and view the poverty and housing blight which has stripped many areas of their area’s economic vibrancy, it is not based upon racial profiling.
Those neighborhood stores which are now boarded up and those streets which are lined with vacant homes are not the work of racism of the 1950’s, or 1960’s. The true culprit is the silent and very deadly racism that is practiced by black and liberal political officials who have abandoned black children in educational systems and taken public money to line their own pockets.
Look at the urban education systems of Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, Ohio, Newark, NJ, and Los Angeles. The incredibly low high school graduation rates in these urban centers are outstripped by the increasing violence and black on black crime that is not due to racism being perpetrated by whites.
Race hustlers need to blame poverty on so-called white racism in order to justify their existence. But facts concerning black unemployment in black communities are real. According to the National Urban League study in 2014, 92% of black youth were unemployed in the president’s own hometown of Chicago. The Bureau of National Labor Statistics has even placed black teen unemployment in the low to mid-30 nationally. These starling numbers are a tragedy that Rev. Martin Luther King would despise. He might even be compelled to march against the race baiters who hide this truth from black people.
Race hustling is not new to black America. It was famed civil rights leader Booker T. Washington who spoke against this insidious anti-black practice that black leaders of the late 1880’s into the early 20th century practiced.
He referred to them as the “Negro political field hands.” Booker T. Washington said,
“There is another class of coloured 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.”
It is not that blacks in 2015 do not care or accept Rev. King’s “I have a Dream” speech as a road map to equality. It has more to do with how the mainstream media has partnered with those who thrive on demonizing any and all acts which could destroy racial harmony. The police in the black community is regarded as the enemy, and black thugs which commit black crime against blacks victims is swept under the rug. Black people need a wakeup call and 2015 has to be that year.
Stop letting the black race baiters steal the vitality and energy and purpose of Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy and his dream. Rid your community of these enslavers and toss them off of your back and out of your dreams. Remember this and cherish Rev. King’s words from his 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, “A man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.”. Stand up on in his holiday.