Crystal Wright

King would be horrified the way liberal blacks and race baiters like Al Sharpton are constantly making excuses why violence and out of wedlock births is pervasive among blacks. The breakdown of the black family is the root cause of the economic disparity between blacks and whites. The only way “economic justice” will be brought to the black race is when we start valuing marriage again.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline,” urged King in his Dream speech.

Sadly, dignity is far removed from discussions on race today. After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin in cold blood, Obama blamed Martin’s death on racial profiling. Yet, Obama was silent on the killing of white Australian Christopher Lane by two young black teens and one white teen, who helped them. Rather than acknowledging black men are committing most of the killing in America, Obama continues to feed blacks the lies they want to hear to keep the support of his most loyal, blind constituents. After all when it comes to Obama and blacks, it’s about the color of his skin not the content of his character.

King also would have surely shed tears over the comparison of Emmett Till to a wanna be teen thug like Trayvon Martin. Martin pursued a fight with George Zimmerman, which lead to his death. Emmett Till was killed for being black.

My Mom and Dad grew up in segregated south, endured being called niggers, sitting in the back of buses, and fought against this inhumane treatment. I was raised with stories of “the struggle.” My parents sued the all white Salisbury Country Club in Richmond, Virginia in 1977 because they denied their family membership because of the color of their skin. This was the first time the neighborhood club denied a family access Eventually, my parents won the case on appeal but we never stepped foot in that racist club. It wasn’t about the membership; it was about being viewed as equals.

MSNBC’s Toure Neblett tweeted about me:

Touré ?@Toure 26 Aug

Couldn't help but notice @GOPBlackChick wasn't at the March on Washington. Not sure if it's cuz she hates freedom or Dr. King or what.

What I hate is marches and people who distort King’s legacy. I live King’s Dream and the dream my parents raised me to have every single day of my life. The dream I can achieve whatever I want in America thanks to people like King.

Instead of using racial moments to nurture a victimization mentality among blacks, Obama should start telling blacks to climb the mountaintop, let freedom ring and seize the Dream. But that would require Obama to speak honestly on race and think of something bigger than himself. The only thing connecting King and Obama is the Nobel Peace Prize. And that's even a stretch. One earned his award. The other received it for the color of his skin. Yet, Obama puts himself in the company of Kings.


Crystal Wright

Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website, www.conservativeblackchick.com. Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.