So says Juan Williams:
“The civil rights challenge of this generation is education,” Williams said. “Dr. King would never allow anybody to buy his silence, to buy him off.”
He charged that unions are paying off civil rights leaders like Reverend Al Sharpton so that they will not support charter schools and education vouchers. “Poor people need better schools and you can’t make excuses at the cost of our children and our children’s future.”
via Fox News Insider. (with video.)
The editor didn’t even choose the best quotes.
“They don’t ever want those civil rights leaders to stand up and say ‘Yes.’ to charter schools. ‘Yes.’ to vouchers.” … “We need — the black community — better schools.”
This is a big story. But the MSM will not touch it. Sadly.
Poor children being denied a good education is a tragedy.
Civil rights leaders on the take not supporting educational choice for these poor children is a travesty.
Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election.
With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to seek the seat, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring. …
“There’s a great deal of concern that Debbie Halvorson would win because the black vote would be split 18 ways,” said Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago who formerly worked for Jackson Jr.“The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways.”
Where’s MLK or even Malcolm X when we need them?
It’s just so sad. I fear we’re heading backwards. This attitude is not going to help blacks and whites get along. It’s politics of division. It’s only making the problem worse.