Do you think civil rights leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are self

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  1. lynn-faruque profile image60
    lynn-faruqueposted 3 years ago

    Do you think civil rights leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are self-serving?

    The death of Michael Brown became a media goldmine, unfortunately. Do you think  these personalities care or do they just want to remain relevant?

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    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    Greed! These men are not only self serving, they are also racism epitomized. They only choose to get involved in cases just to be seen and heard. Their reason is for monetary gains alone. They keep the fires of racism burning because racism has made them rich men. And to beat it all, they call themselves Reverends. Christ's greatest commandment is to "Love one another." Not only those they can prosper from.

    1. lynn-faruque profile image60
      lynn-faruqueposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. Racism does exist, in my opinion, and is wrong. But I think they are self-serving and try keep it alive for their own benefit.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree 100%

  3. lisavollrath profile image94
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    I think they're both a little opportunistic. They seem to show up anywhere there is media attention, and an accusation of racism. i'm not sure their presence is helpful to anyone. or that they care whether they're part of the solution.

    1. lynn-faruque profile image60
      lynn-faruqueposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed!

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, they do not care to be part of any solution. They want free media time to bolster their own groups and income opportunities. I am embarrassed for every unaware + desperate family or group that allows these court jesters to show up and speak!

  4. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Yes! What is dangerous and frightening is the reality that many people falsely believe that these two speak for all black people or other people of color. They (and no one) can ever speak for millions or billions of people. They want exposure and free media time to fill their pockets and selfishly push their agendas. They never have been "for" anyone but themselves. To say that I don't like them and those who operate in a similar manner is a huge understatement.

    1. lynn-faruque profile image60
      lynn-faruqueposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, I thought I had replied already. I have to agree with you.

  5. Old-Empresario profile image82
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    I'm torn. I have never met either man. What I do know is that they are Christian ministers and most Christian ministers are often money-grubbing crooks. I grew up in the south and even my great-grandfather always said never to trust a preacher or a politician. I never have and this has served me well. Oddly enough though, I do think either of these men would make good political leaders. They're no worse than any of those already around at least.

    1. lynn-faruque profile image60
      lynn-faruqueposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your perspective.

 
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