I heard an interview last night with former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young. He was being asked about the “violence” today during the riots vs. his time protesting with MLK. He gave a weak condemnation of police activities of the mistreatment of his fellow black citizens, but talked almost exclusively about how horrible these protesters are by causing damage. He focused heavily on property damage to communities. Young continued on discussing how “in his day” protesters were better and MLK wouldn’t approve of any of this. “Change is created when…” he kept saying.
Honest question, what does Young or any of the former Civil Rights leaders know about change? With 50+ years of hindsight, did the plight of the black person really change? Whips, dogs, batons, and bullets turned into cages, dogs, batons, and bullets. Almost as many blacks are in poverty and third world conditions as in Young’s “heroic” time. I believe Flint probably had clean water in the 60s and food deserts weren’t the norm in impoverished areas.
And here you post another black “leader” discussing voting our way out of this. Republicans have had an orchestrated effort to suppress black votes for decades, and Democrats “reluctantly” play along. Or, in a primary, Democrats use the same exact voter suppression techniques that the Republicans created. Vote? To Young and the other black leaders around the country, name one way your people and communities were made better by voting? Because to my ears, many Civil Rights leaders sound like pacifist voices for the Oligarchy.
Edit: I feel I need evidence for such inflammatory comments. Defend this.
Clybourn endorses Biden.
John Lewis endorses Biden.
John Lewis endorses Clinton.