Where were the black pastors in the communities that are expressing such anger and cries of racial injustice today, where were you yesterday? A week ago, a month, year, 5 years, 10…? Where are you while murders everyday are being committed in your communities by those of the same skin tone? Where are you as the young women in your communities are entering the abortion clinics in numbers based upon that populations numbers are staggering? Where are you when the young men in your community are laying down with these women and dodging their responsibilities? Where are you while the youth are plotting, planning and carrying out mob riots? Where are you when young parents are leaving babies, toddlers, minors at home alone and tragedy strikes? Where are you when these children are dodging bullets to go to school, or trying to avoid having to be drafted into gangs, yes drafted, not voluntarily joining but self-preservation as law of the hood is DICTATING they associate because there is no NEGOTIATE for their lives!
Yet I notice that today they have a lot to say as far as the injustice with the verdict from the Martin/Zimmerman trial. Far too many state they can’t preach politics from the pulpit, the issues I stated above are not politics they are fundamental biblical commandments, love thy neighbor, thou shalt not kill, lead by example, etc, which yes have played into some of the most fundamental laws we have on the law books in this nation. But where are these Pastors prior to national news and headlines? Why am I posting this, because I’m reading my news feed of those that have attended services in predominantly black churches this morning and their accounts of what their Pastor stated that soothed their souls based upon the Jury’s verdict. Hypocritical preaching if you ask me based on yes granted the little that is being relayed on social media, but also reading and watching different news interviews and these Reverends, Pastors, clergy sure have a lot to say about social justice and the law. I also want to state that some of these same clergy are calling for the wearing hoodies on Twitter and Facebook.
This case can be considered political if you want to call it a civil injustice, the legislation of the Stand your Ground is biased and flawed, and the many other arguments from the arm-chair legal social media commentators, there is already another new committee formed in congress to take a look at ‘stand your ground’ so therefore, yes it’s political.
I also want to state for the record that Pastor Pfleger of St. Sabina’s Church in Chicago statement’s disappointed me greatly last night on the verdict of Zimmerman while advocating peace in breath and then stating grave injustice in the other in the local news…..didn’t surprise me since he’s been working with Jackson Sr. in this matter in the community, instead of acting under the bible and the church!
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.~Hebrews 13:7
Perhaps now Jesse Jackson Sr., can turn his attention to murder of a young child that was murdered within his own neighborhood. This child’s name is Darryl Green, Darryl’s decomposing body was found on the south-side of Chicago behind a boarded up house. Personally, I don’t think this story of another black male youth will become a national news story. Why? Because it’s can’t be construed as a racial hate crime, at least not yet, possibly never. More relevantly because Darrell’s body was found in a community that closely resembles many sons in that community, black in skin tone, and black on black crime.