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    Posted April 4, 2012 by
    SFD77
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    Detroit, Michigan
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    Does racism still exist, and where does it start?

    Black Leadership and Media Are The Main Problem In Racism

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     SFD77 says he used to be a political science lecturer in Michigan. He says the black community needs new leadership, and is not served well by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Russell Simmons and Spike Lee. He said he believes these men should be viewed with more skepticism. 'How do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton make a living? You see them after a tragedy takes place.' He went on to say that he believes these people have little credibility with black youth. 'Young people know when they're being played or as Bill Cosby puts it 'pimped out.'' He asked this question: 'Why is black leadership so exploitive of black people in America?'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    I have actually sincerely fought major instances of racial profiling as the self appointed Black leaders in the Trayvon Martin case fought against ME. Some even encourage racial profiling of Blacks such as Spike Lee. These people are exploitive, poverty pimps, and hypocrites, and the media is SUPPORTING them, because the are not supported by the community, especially the young Blacks.
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