This past weekend, you couldn’t turn on any news program without hearing about the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.
At this weekend’s celebration, a number of speakers took to the podium. Among them was Martin Luther King III, the son of the famous civil rights leader. When he addressed the crowd, he revealed his racist attitudes which are the very problems that his father fought so hard to prevent. During his address, he said:
“However, sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin’s mother and father remind us that, far too frequently, the color of one’s skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even murder with no regard for the content of one’s character.”
If you want to regard one’s character, Trayvon Martin was a pot smoking, trouble making thug. Trayvon’s own social media sites and some of the honest people that knew him revealed he was looking for a fight and that he was an angry kid looking for trouble. He posted photos of himself with both middle fingers flipping everyone off. He was found to own a set of burglary tools.
Mr. King III, what about the character of the hundreds of while people that have been savagely attacked by blacks for no other reason than they are white? What about all the beatings and killings of white people by angry blacks who declared they were doing this in the name of Trayvon Martin?
Mr. King III, please tell me why most of the time a white person attacks or kills a black person it’s labeled as a racial hate crime, but when hundreds of blacks have attacked dozens of whites, even beating them to death, it’s rarely ever labeled as a racial hate crime?
Is racism something that only a white person can be guilty of? Why can’t a black person be a racist? I’ve never seen any legal definition of racism restricting it only to white people. Why is it a black public figure can say all kinds of racially hateful statements and nothing is done to them, but let a white public figure say just one little thing and they lose their jobs and are labeled racist for the rest of their lives?
Yes, there are many white people that are racist, but some of the most racist people I have seen and heard of are black, including Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. King III’s statement is an example of black racism towards others and I believe that his father would have been embarrassed and ashamed by his statement at the anniversary commemoration. It’s people like him, Sharpton and Jackson Sr. that keep racism alive and well in America.