We will start with a quote that really hits the nail right on the head:
“Three 15-year-old black teens beat up a 13-year-old white kid because he told school officials they tried to sell him drugs. Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP. Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues, or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again?”
Those words came from former Florida Rep. Allen West, who is black, after the now infamous school-bus incident that has taken the nation by storm through a YouTube video.
And even though the incident itself brought only silence by Jackson, the charges of “race hustling” sparked an immediate response. Jackson said “It’s hard to make a comparison” between the school-bus beating and the Trayvon Martin case or the fact that “last year a hundred and thirty five blacks were killed, black men, unarmed, killed by vigilantes, police, killed by security guards …”
After watching the video a number of times, we are amazed the 13-year-old boy received only a broken arm and two black eyes. It has to be only by the grace of God that he wasn’t more severely injured or worse, because those three juvenile delinquents had little concern for whether they beat the youngster to death or not.
It seems that Jackson and his ilk always have a reason for ignoring incidents that might cast their kind in anything other than a positive or victimized position. If you need more proof of that than the school-bus beating, you only need to look at the fact that Jackson, Sharpton and those like them felt the need to stir up the masses over the direction of the Trayvon Martin case — yet refuse to say anything about the 60-plus black individuals killed in Chicago by other blacks during the same time frame.
The reasons are simple: Jackson, Sharpton, leaders of the NAACP and others have become proficient in race-baiting because they realize it’s the only way to keep themselves and their organizations relevant. This kind of “race-card blather” is hardly any different than the old “sex sells” marketing tool.