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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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