The popular far left website has a print edition as well, and this is this week’s cover:
From the site:
In this week’s issue, against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin case, the decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, and Detroit’s bankruptcy, Howard Fineman looks at how far we still are from true equality for African-Americans.
We hear from many leaders in the black community, including Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, who, as Howard puts it, “has lived and seen the best — and the worst — of what this country means, offers and does to a black man.” Rep. Cummings takes us from his experiences of childhood racism in South Baltimore all the way to his mother’s recent encounter with the first black president (“She called him ‘son’!”). It’s a story that reflects just how far America has come, but also how far we have to go.
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared that African-Americans were “still not free,” Howard cites devastating statistics on everything from healthcare and education to poverty and incarceration rates. As Rev. Jesse Jackson puts it, “We have LeBron. We have Jay Z. We have Barack Obama. But that is not a random sample. What matters is the undercurrent, and it’s pulling our people down.”
Asked what Dr. King would think if he were alive today, Rev. Jackson postulates, “he would say that we are freer but less equal.”
Don’t you love the race-baiting from the Huffington Post? The ruling on Voter ID was a “setback” for black people, they insinuate, even though the part of the law struck down will not impact one iota the right of ANY American to vote. And George Zimmerman not being found guilty of “murdering” Trayvon Martin was another, even though ALL evidence pointed to Zimmerman’s claim of self defense. Detroit’s bankruptcy declaration? Forget blaming big government and the cycle of dependency that disproportionately affects the black community.
The icing on top of the cake, besides the deliberately inflammatory hoodie photo, is having the one of the kings of race-baiting in America – the Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson – quoted as an authority on what Dr. King would say if he were alive today. I personally believe that if King were alive today that the likes of Jackson and Sharpton would deeply embarrass him, but I’m probably not supposed to say that because I’m white.
In any event, yes we still have a ways to go to get beyond racism in America. Some of that is indeed due to lingering racism from some whites towards blacks, and vice versa, but the primary reason we can’t move forward in this issue is because race-hustlers like Jackson and Sharpton and their enablers like the President himself and his Attorney General don’t want us to move forward. Having honest and frank discussions about race in this country, talking about how liberal “Great Society” programs have had a disastrous long-lasting effects on what was once a thriving black community, the ongoing negative impact of the 60s feminist movement’s push to make fathers irrelevant in a child’s life, and how race pimps like the Reverends – among others – do more harm than good with their outrageous rhetoric, is not something elitist liberals want to talk about. Because once we do, and more people start to see the light, the less number of people will view themselves as “victims” in need of government “help”, and then the Democrat party walls will come crashing down.
“Forward”? Nope, not on this issue. Not for liberals. Shameful.