I think you can call this the worst of the worst the black community has to put forward. Don’t get me wrong, If they are invited to the White House to talk about black history, there’s nothing wrong with it.
Where I have an issue are the attendees for this event. The people attending this event hosted by Pres. Barack Obama, have not had the best interest of the black community for the past several years, and I don’t see anything changing anytime soon.
From Baltimore Sun:
DeRay Mckesson, the prominent activist and late entrant into Baltimore’s mayoral race, will meet with President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the White House on Thursday for an event honoring Black History Month.
Mckesson, a former school administrator and Black Lives Matter protester who co-founded We the Protestors and Campaign Zero, will attend the meeting along with Al Sharpton, Cornell Brooks, president of the NAACP, and Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
A White House official described the meeting as a first-of-its-kind gathering of leaders who represent different generations of the civil rights movement, and said the discussion will focus on criminal justice reform and building trust between police and neighborhoods.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will also attend.
Mckesson, who lives in North Baltimore, gained widespread attention during protests after the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. He unexpectedly jumped into the race for Baltimore’s mayor earlier this month.
These people do not represent the majority of the black community, their self-interest and personal ambitions are what guides them and has given them a prominent place in the media, but they have no solutions to help their communities break away from the government dependency blueprint that has been set for years.
The black community needs individuals, leaders, mentors who will sacrifice themselves to teach, to lead, to educate the next generation so that they do not fall into the same pit of depression in despair that has plagued our community for over the last 60 years.
We need positive representatives, Those who speak with the tone of success and strength these young people need to hear.
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