The Disingenuous Black Leadership of 2012

Blog by Charles Butler, March 27, 2012

It seems that the self-appointed and media-selected black leadership today will do anything to keep the racial schism well and alive in America.  Whether it is supporting a Presidential candidate without any executive level experience, and a known racial opportunist, or protecting criminals and in the Black community under the guise of racial oppression.  Remember, “A person’s liberalism seems to be related to the distance they are from the problem” Whitney Young.

Since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, media selected Black leaders continue to promulgate a racial schism in race relations in America. This has contributed to the steady decline and decimation of the black community separated from mainstream America by self-imposed segregation.  President Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus at their Dinner to stop whining. He wants them to get into mainstream thinking about values and morals as a road to success.  He hasn’t said that to Gays, Israel, Karsi, or others requesting attention to their concerns.

Black leaders since 1968 want America’s poor to remain victims so they remain relevant.  My Civil Rights hero was Whitney Young, Jr. wrote after the passage of the Civil Rights Bill in 1964 that, “there is little value in a Negro’s obtaining the right to be admitted to hotels and restaurants if he has no cash in his pocket and no job.”[i]

Dr. King stated in “Why We Can’t Wait” published in 1963 that liberals had abandoned the Civil Rights Movement and he sought new direction to obtain equality for the masses immediately, instead of “trickle down” access to America’s promise of freedom.  Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Rev. Al Sharpton, and Ben Jealous of the NAACP have resorted to race baiting in the tragedy of the death of Trayvon Martin.  Going so far as to compare this incident with the Emmitt Till murder, this is not 1955, fast forward 57 years and a false “post-racial” America because we have a half Black president of the United States.

The facts are when you see a young Black man conceal his face with a hoodie you better prepare to defend yourself from a criminal assault. It is not the Ku Klux Klan that the Black community fears today it is young Black men wearing hoodies and committing crimes in unmatched numbers across the country.

Does anyone remember the name, Derrion Albert? For those of you who have forgotten, Mr. Albert was murdered at his high school in June of 2009. We saw the same circus by Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton. The media swirled around the killing for a week; neither cameras nor commentators have been back to follow up on the incident. Reverends Sharpton and Jackson haven’t ridden a Chicago Public School bus since. I guess they were not partial recipients of Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s, $30 million given to the Chicago Public School system.

In 2009, we have over 150 schoolchildren killed by gunfire, and 399 wounded. Now mind you, the Chicago public school system has bought over a 50% dropout rate.  Where is the outrage about the Black on Black, Brown on Brown crime?  Last week a 6-year-old girl was shot to death sitting on the front steps of her home.

I commented on my radio show since 2007 that Chicago had higher death tolls than those in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. Rev. Jesse Jackson used my research in his nationally syndicated newspaper column.

Dr. King and civil rights leaders of his era were very inclusive of whites and others in their effort to eradicate racial segregation and create gainful employment for black Americans. Dr. King’s circle of influence included Walter Reuther, another union and political leaders. This new group has been intent to destroy any pragmatic, logical, common sense solutions to the issues black Americans face.  The first is safety in one’s home, then community, and pursuing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, without buying into the Brainwashing of others.

One of my own favorite quotes is that Dr. Martin Luther King earned a PhD, he wasn’t a PhD, Pontificator, Hypocrite, or Dumbfounded about the workings of America.  Today most Black preachers, teachers, and politicians are collecting a check.  For the most part few lack any strategic or tactical plans for serving their constituents on every level of government or community.

When I hear black leaders, politicians, and community activists call out “we need more jobs!” It only shows how dumbfounded they are about the workings of government. Instead of asking for loans to start new businesses, access to capital, better schools in their own neighborhoods, and other self-empowering establishment norms. We have legislators at every level calling for more government programs and contracts given to their friends to employ others from outside their districts. These jobs never, I repeat never employ a large number of Black Americans because of the union influence and control.

A good example is Mayor Daley, whom over a 20-year period reduced Black-contracting revenue with the city from 22% to less than 3%. Today, The Chicago O’Hare modernization program (OMP), a $15 billion project it is reported that Black contractors have less than 1/10 of 1% of the business.

When Jesse, Al and Ben get serious about the crime statistics below, maybe citizens will start to believe they know what is going on in the Black communities around the country.  I will only use the numbers from Chicago that are startling.   If we combine Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit the death numbers are overwhelming.

Chicago homicide statistics from January 1, 2007 to present this is how they shape up:


  • Asian              6                      (0.35%)
  • Black              1,711               (100.0%)
  • Female                       1
  • Unknown       146                  (8.53%)
  • White             550                  (32.14%)
  • White includes Hispanic

So for this year our Homicide had been January 40, February-20, in March 38 to date.

[i] Whitney M. Young, Jr., To Be Equal (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963), p. 54.


One Response to “The Disingenuous Black Leadership of 2012”

  1. Kyle Says:

    I listened to you on Hannity today. Before this, I had never heard of you. Now, I can’t stop reading your quotes. I think you are a fantastic black leader and I hope you get more media coverage so society can see what a black leader should be like. Thank you for speaking the truth!

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