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Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin

Finally some common sense.....Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”

“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.

The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”

Jackson, for example, recently said Martin’s death shows how “blacks are under attack” and “targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.” (SEE ALSO: Jesse Jackson says Trayvon Martin ‘murdered and martyred’)

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, killed Martin, a 17-year-old black man who was unarmed at the time of his death, last month. Zimmerman has claimed to have shot Martin in self-defense and has not been charged with a crime.

But Bryant, who explores the topic of black-on-black crime in his new film “Runaway Slave,” said people like Jackson and Sharpton are being misleading to suggest there is an epidemic of “white men killing black young men.”

“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”

Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting those problems.

“Why not be angry about the wholesale murder that goes on in the streets of Newark and Chicago?” he asked. “Why isn’t somebody angry about that six-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”

Bryant said he worries that “people like Sharpton and those on the left” will make Martin’s death a campaign issue in the presidential race.

He speculated that they will “turn this evolving tragedy of this young man into fodder to say… if you don’t re-elect Obama then you will have unbridled events or circumstances like this happening in the streets to young men wearing hoodies.”

He also criticized President Obama for his “nebulous statement” responding to Martin’s death that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

“What does that mean?” Bryant asked. “What was the purpose in that?”





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Added: Mar-26-2012 Occurred On: Mar-26-2012
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  • Amen. By the way, MSM, Zimmerman isn't white, he's hispanic like me. And I'm equally disgusted with the way the left constantly exploits the 'evil white man' narrative and habitually ignores the epidemic of minority violence.

    In my experience minorities are far more racist as a culture than white people. Realistically, a person is far more likely to experience a violent crime at the hand of a minority.

    The divisive nature of neo-leftist politics is incredible. Why isn't Obama apologizing for More..

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    • @MrsShrodingersBox
      You change my vote on comment of the day...you WIN!
      no new cars or anything awesome like that.....but I hand you this imaginary trophy standing here on the side of this imaginary highway
      Cheers!

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    • @MrsShrodingersBox ...the part I understood, I agree with but let me correct you on the white guilt thing. We don't feel guilty about ourselves, its always , 'the southern slave owners or such.
      I believe the only way race relations can improve is for everyone to TELL the TRUTH, lies do not help heal.

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    • @bingram
      the only way for race not to be an issue is for black people to wake the fuck up and realize that there is no more oppression of black people anymore, if anything its the complete opposite now, hell if your a white christian american you cant critisize anything whether it be religion race or whatever without being crucified for it.white people are in my opinion the most peaceful nice and understanding race of all. bring on the hate

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  • There is a reason he is a "former member" of the NAACP. The man has reason.

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    • @WingSP117
      Yes, I suppose he didn't lockstep or was forced
      for personal reasons
      to step down.
      Maybe he talked favorable of Bill Cosby and Gen Powell ?

      naww,
      musta been a Condi Rice comment

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  • Are you LISTENING BigDaddyHarrison?!

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    • @lexaudio
      lol
      Yes, I've also noticed a lot of 'sleeper cell' LIBS signing up and commenting on important liberal issues.

      They really hat the spanish people I suppose

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    • @Airedale They really seem to hate anyone with a different idea or view point.

      You say you don't like Obama, and the first words out of their mouth is "Your Racist".

      Because you don't like how someone is ruining I mean running your country doesn't mean your racist.

      All they want to do is intimidate by playing the race card.

      I feel there is going to be a lot of voter intimidation this election. And not for the GOP.

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    • @lexaudio

      For the most part, most Liberals and leftists are also likely to be intolerant and rude. I've come to meet liberals and leftists in my school, that although we disagree in quite alot of issues, we commonly agree in many others. However, these are a minority, there are some that I've come across many that are almost to the point of militancy.

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  • Jackson and Sharpton exploiting something...Now there's a news flash.

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  • Sharpton and Jackson are pathetic examples of the human race.

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  • Breath of fresh air. This is the kind of black person I'm lucky enough to work with and live around. Someone with some common sense and moral fiber.

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  • Every issue that comes along these days is designed to take the headlines, produce false outrage and give the network chattering skulls something to bleat about on the "news" shows. Anybody recall the poor, sex starved law student?

    This is another case of managing the news cycle. It will continue right on through the election. Of all the black/white murders in this country in the past two weeks, why this one? Why single this tragedy out for exceptional coverage over all the other More..

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  • good job. A rational, sensible, intellectually thinking man

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  • His own mom is trying to cash in...
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/trayvon-martin-trademarks-769123

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    • @Snerple

      Soon we're going to see a clothing line, and shoes called the Trayvon's. Which are made in China for $10 at most, and when brought to America will be sold for $300 and then we'll see riots and shootings outside the stores where they're sold and....... Oh wait, I guess that already happens....

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    • @conservative hispanic
      The obama campaign is trying to cash in. They put up new obama 2012 "HOODIES" yesterday! lol
      http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/obama-hoodie.jpg

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  • Yes sir, some people will try to make a buck on anything, but then, after all, we are all human.
    A real villain here is the Media that purposely twist a story to create a lie, formed to inflame people.
    Why ??
    Because it stimulates buying stuff you don't need and it keeps our minds suspicious of the 'Other Guy'.

    Its an old tactic, divide and defeat !

    Thank You Sir for bravely telling the truth

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  • Jackson and Sharpton exploiting ...well do tell. Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum and the Duke lacrosse team members.

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  • 90% of black people are complete garbage and are ruining the reputations of the black people who work hard to contribute to the greatness of this continent. How to eliminate the 90% without the 10% taking it personally?? We already know how an all black civilization is hell to live in for black people, why do they think being all black in north america would be any different than the african ghetto?

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    • @peaceseeker
      DOn't blame the skin color,
      blame the architects of "The Great Society" that aims to end poverty ....before we put a man on the moon,
      or.... somtime in the '70's .
      IE
      epic FAIL.

      now that glorious planned welfare system will crush the middle class taxes that pay for it.

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    • @Airedale
      Well said.

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    • @Airedale

      Thank you. There are too many who cannot get past the skin color. Was that in the 70's? Seems a lifetime ago to me.

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    • @LucyAgnes The colour isn't the issue so much as the behaviour that seems to be a trend in the large majority of black people.

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  • Poor guy. I feel sorry for him. Now there's gonna be a nonstop vulture attack looking into his past to try and discredit him & the name calling will begin.
    An intelligent black man is not allowed.

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  • I wish more blacks were as smart as him. Or do I? Things that make you go hmmmm?

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  • I hope that was his wanna be white half that made that statement or his ass is grass in the hood. Sad that the fools were called out on the carpet by someone who can see through their lies and it will be hard for them to argue against his statements. Are they going to call Bryant a racist as well?

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  • Finally! Finally someone who is the voice of reason. I am so tired of people throwing out the race card because something happens to someone of color! This is bullshit and the people of this country should see its bullshit! It was a tragic incident which none of us saw happen. Don't fall victim to the media and their bias reporting. All they are looking for are stories to air on their news programs in order to make more money!

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  • Damn right!!!! Better words could have not being said!

    This whole thing has been used by a group with an agenda. I just wonder where in the fuck is racist Sharpton when blacks get shot by their own blacks?

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  • Both Jackson and Sharpton, show what is wrong with this country. They're just two out of a long list of people that are damaging this country with their demagoguery.

    I often hear people say in here, that America heading for a civil war and chaos. I beg to differ, we're already in an internal war, but this war is a cultural war, the like that is dividing our country and tearing apart the fabric of this country. The media has a lot to do with this, almost every single issue and event is politici More..

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  • THE ONE NAACP MEMBER THAT I RESPECT. All the other can burn. If we had a white organization those motherfuckers would call it racist. They just need attention and handouts from this country. Mark my words, "ignorant blacks and muslims will be the downfall of this country."

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