Looking beyond Donald Sterling

Raynard Jackson | 5/23/2014, 11:02 a.m.
By now, everyone knows the story of Los Angeles Clipper’s owner, Donald Sterling’s banishment from the National Basketball Association (NBA) ...

— In fact, many of these blacks spend more time supporting amnesty for illegals than they do issues devastating the black community, like double-digit unemployment. Black women constantly take on the battle for affirmative action for white women who are the biggest beneficiary of the program. Many of the workers at sports stadiums are black and also members of SEIU.

All these groups claim to stand for fairness and equality for all, but somehow they never seem to be able to verbalize any support when the black community is treated unfairly.

What Sterling said was an affront to all Americans, not just blacks. If these groups hold themselves out to be the moral beacon of America; how then can they selectively show moral outrage when bigotry and racism rears its ugly head?

This type of behavior from other groups towards blacks has been a consistent occurrence; and the main reason is weak leadership within the black community.

These groups all know that these media appointed black leaders will carry their water for them and will never ask or demand anything in return. These groups, with their words, claim to be in solidarity with the black community; but with their actions, they show that they have little regard for the black community. The only difference between them and Donald Sterling is that Sterling at least was man enough to say how he felt.

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his website: www.raynardjackson.com.