Do you know anyone who does not have an opinion of just what happened in Ferguson, Missouri? The problem is that in trying to make some sense out of what has become a tragedy for everyone involved, misinformation has been spewed out from all sides. Former New York Senator Daniel Moynihan summed up the incongruities well in saying that: “You are entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”
The arbiters of race relations believe that no one of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism. If not, you are demonized and harassed and as evidence, witness the treatment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or Dr. Ben Carson.
When Jeff Crouere and I talk politics on his WGSO 990 morning talk show every Tuesday, there is rarely a point of agreement.
What do Louisiana politicos talk about when during the dog days of boredom, when the legislature is not in session no “hot election” is taking place this year and race relations have been rocked due to a high-profile, explosive made-for TV trial?
George Zimmerman was found not guilty this past weekend in his trial for shooting Travon Martin.
In the aftermath of the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman case, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.
The gavel has sounded and the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman criminal trial is now a matter of history.
Our friends up north need to let it go. According to a cross section of northern commentators, the Second Reconstruction may be over, but they think a third one may be necessary.
According to FBI statistics, approximately 9,000 African Americans are killed in this country each year.