talking tough about race all week and he has been attacking the "black civil rights establishment" for profiting off of racial divisions. (Pot meet kettle) Of course Bill O'Reilly is not alone. His ideological soul mate, Rush Limbaugh, has been throwing in his two cents as well. Still, it's Bill O'Reilly who has been the most passionate about this subject.
"An unusually crazed, agitated O’Reilly declared that the plight of black America “has nothing to do with slavery. It has everything to do with you Hollywood people and you derelict parents… Race hustlers and the grievance industry,” he went on, “have intimidated the so-called ‘conversation,’ turning any valid criticism of African-American culture into charges of racial bias,” leaving African-Americans to “fend for themselves in violent neighborhoods.” I can’t wait to hear the ignorant O’Reilly generalize more about “African American culture.”
But I agree with O’Reilly about “race hustlers and the grievance industry” being the problem here – only we define them differently. Bill-O himself is a consummate race hustler and grievance peddler, pushing the drug of racial grievance to white people, making himself rich by worsening racial tension. He’s second only to Rush Limbaugh in terms of spewing ignorance to a vast, frightened audience.
Yep, that about sums it up.
Anyway Bill, we would love to have this open and honest dialogue on race with you and your peeps, but you have got to stop preaching to us and acting as if you and your ilk have clean hands in this racial conundrum we find ourselves in.
I am starting to think...I take that back' I know that Rush and O'Reilly are the real race hustlers. They have profited and built an entire industry around scaring white folks and playing us against them.
Oh, and Bill, you will have to tell your people to stop killing (and trying to kill) our children.
With the Trayvon Martin verdict fresh in our minds, we have yet another case of "color arousal" causing someone in the majority population to take the life of a young African American male.
"Merritt Landry shot a 14-year-old boy who was standing near his car. He shot the young teen in the head. Merritt Landry has been booked with attempted second degree murder.
This comes less than two weeks after the Trayvon Martin verdict.
“A Marigny homeowner has been booked with attempted second-degree murder after he shot a 14-year-old boy in the head early Friday, police said. The homeowner’s friends and neighbors said the owner believed the teen was an intruder. The teenager remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
New Orleans police arrested Merritt Landry, 33, a building inspector for the Historic District Landmarks Commission, after conducting multiple interviews and reviewing crime scene evidence, including a single spent casing at the scene, NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden said.
Police said the teen was near Landry’s vehicle when he was shot. Landry’s friends said the vehicle was in the driveway behind a gate just a few feet from the house’s backdoor." [Source]
People like Merrit Landry sure make it hard for us to have our kumbaya moment.