Friday, February 25, 2005

Conservative Blacks Press Return to Traditional Values....

Conservative Blacks: Jesse Jackson Irrelevant

It was not a good evening for Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the NAACP, and the Congressional Black Caucus at the Heritage Foundation Thursday as a panel concluded these reputed icons "have utterly failed to provide moral leadership in the Black community and have become the tools for extremist political agendas."

The panel of conservative Black Americans called for the reinstitution of principled black leadership in the tradition of Booker T. Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Roy Innis, the national chairman and chief executive officer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), noted that his organization, which is now 63 years old, pioneered many of the tactics of the civil rights movement. Innis noted, however, that the old civil rights movement has changed. "Martin Luther King would not recognize it today."

"All Americans won the civil rights movement," Innis declared. "After any revolution things go haywire. In our case it was rebel against everything American – change your name from the Christian slave name to the [ironically] Muslim slave name. We are still in a post-revolutionary era."

Innis lamented the "liberals coming into Black churches" and "the 1500 black children aborted every day." He chided the myth that "slavery has done some irreparable harm."

"Our children are not reading Mark Twain [considered a racist for using the N-word] but are listening to violent rap."

"The liberal media advertises that these folks [Jackson, et. al.] speak for us," Innis said. "Yet the polls suggest that Black people oppose homosexual marriage and favor school vouchers."

I had a chance to catch Mr. Innis on the Laura Ingraham's show the other night. He was an inspiration. What a refreshing change from the gloom-and-doom that the race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson peddle on a daily basis. This is the new black leadership emerging (which INNIS was quick to remind us, isn't new at all - it's actually the OLD leadership; the traditional black values; reasserting itself again).

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