Jackson of 'exploiting' Trayvon Martin
Daily Caller -- Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”
“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.
The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
Jackson, for example, recently said Martin’s death shows how
“blacks are under attack” and “targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, killed Martin, a 17-year-old black man who was unarmed at the time of his death, last month. Zimmerman has claimed to have shot Martin in self-defense and has not been charged with a crime.
But Bryant, who explores the topic of black-on-black crime in his new film “Runaway Slave,” said people like Jackson and Sharpton are being misleading to suggest there is an epidemic of “white men killing black young men.”
“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting those problems.
Blog author's comments - What else should we expect from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? They are professional race baiters. They don't know what actually happened but, they will fan the flames of racism just as they have in many other cases.
All that is actually known at this time is there was some sort of confrontation between Zimmerman and Martin and Martin is dead. Trayvon Martin is being portrayed as an innocent young man who was stalked by George Zimmerman and shot.
Other witnesses have said Martin had Zimmerman on the ground punching him. At this time Zimmerman has not been charged. But he is assumed guilty by many.
Jackson, Sharpton and many in the MSM will continue to exploit this story. It's time to tone it down and let the police in Sanford, Florida do their job and determine what actually happened.