Personal responsibility is for whites only, according to black apologists like MSNBC’s Toure Neblett, Oprah, Russell Simmons, and the mainstream media. In the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin, this low expectation message is pushed relentlessly--that all men (except blacks) are created equal with certain unalienable rights among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Show me where it says that in the Declaration of Independence or Constitution.
Earlier this week, Oprah Winfrey, Queen of talk, declared Martin’s murder “the same” as Emmett Till. Eye roll! In 1955, Till was savagely murdered by two racist white men in Mississippi because he was a 14 year old black boy and a white woman thought he whistled at her. Martin, a 17 year old black teen tragically contributed to his own death by starting a fight with Zimmerman. Not the same, not even respectfully close. Oprah should stick with pushing Hollywood stereotypes of blacks by promoting her new film “The Butler” and leave history to experts who know it.
But the victimhood indoctrination of blacks continued in earnest this week. After Oprah misrepresented civil rights history, EBONY magazine published a series of covers featuring black celebrities and their sons dressed in hoodies in honor of Trayvon. The headline read “JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON: EBONY Takes a Stand.” Editors wrote the “September cover pays tribute to the slain teen and the continuing fight for justice.” What justice exactly? Perpetuating the lie that Trayvon and his parents didn’t contribute to his death or the lie that black males aren’t the cause of their own demise? Why did twice divorced Tracy Martin leave Trayvon at his girlfriend’s home alone with a friend while he and his girlfriend went out?
Blacks represent 13% of the population yet 55% of all federal prisoners; a startling 54% of all murders committed with guns are murders of blacks, according to the Centers for Disease Control. From 1980 to 2008, The Justice Department found blacks were six times more likely than whites to be killed by a gun and seven times more likely to kill with a gun. A Children’s Defense Fund report found over 44,000 blacks have been killed by guns since 1979 more than the total number of blacks lynched from 1882-1968.
Trayvon wasn’t profiled because he was black but because he was walking around a neighborhood where he didn’t live and many burglaries had occurred. Did wearing a hoodie make him look more suspicious? Probably. Zimmerman didn’t know Martin was black when he first saw him from behind.
Crystal Wright is author of the newly released book Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division. She is also the principal owner of the Baker Wright Group, LLC , a full service public relations firm, specializing in communications counseling, media relations, message development, media training and crisis communications. The firm’s approach is straight forward: an unvarnished approach to public relations.