Daily Caller Op-Ed: "America's White Leadership" Should Choose New Civil Rights Leaders

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The Daily Caller's Guns and Gears section published an opinion piece that suggested "[b]ecause Black Democrats are fine for house work, but not for doing heavy lifting," white leaders should choose replacements for the current heads of civil rights organizations.

Guns and Gears is the firearms-themed section of the Daily Caller that publishes press releases and opinion pieces from the National Rifle Association and other gun organizations, along with commentary on firearms issues.

In his August 26 op-ed, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jerry Curry stereotyped African-Americans as violent, suggested that black teenagers must "follow the work rules laid down by white Americans" to achieve greater success, and accused the Obama administration of encouraging "racial violence."

Discussing the tragic killing of World War II veteran Shorty Belton by two African-American teens, Curry criticized African-American civil rights leaders for not "leading huge civil rights demonstrations protesting the murder of Mr. Belton and demanding that black parents, families, communities and churches get and keep their black teenagers under control." Notably, there is no evidence that Belton's killing was race-related.

Still, Curry wrote, "If America's black leadership isn't going to take charge of and clean up their own mess, white leaders will have to do it for them," and added, "You can't expect white Americans to keep looking the other way while black teenagers beat their fellow white Americans to death. Evidently black leaders seem to think it is alright for black teenagers to profile Shorty Belton and kill him and they need not comment on how wrong it is, but it's not right for a white policeman to profile someone black and kill them."

Writing that "the black community have fallen into decay, disrepute, and disrepair," Curry suggested that "America's white leadership will have to get rid of" current black leaders, like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Curry explained that he doesn't think black Democrats are qualified to select new leaders because they "are fine for house work, but not for doing heavy lifting," and "black Republicans don't count in this discussion because as elections show, more than 90% of the black community is Democrat."

The question is can these families and communities ever be reconstituted again, and do we have a sufficient number of black leaders who can and are able to shoulder the vision and burdens of a Martin Luther King, Jr.? Can Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton do it? If the answer is no, and I believe it is, then America's white leadership will have to get rid of them and select their replacements.

Why don't I suggest that Black Democrats select the replacements? Because Black Democrats are fine for house work, but not for doing heavy lifting. Name one that has put forward a meaningful call to action with a plan to restore the black family and community. You can't. And black Republicans don't count in this discussion because as elections show, more than 90% of the black community is Democrat and Democrat controlled.

Curry went on to state that, "Since white people own most of the major corporations and industries and run all the state governments in this country, it would seem that for a young black American to be successful, he or she would have to follow the work rules laid down by white Americans. This includes dressing for success and practicing proper speech and conduct":

One of the accusations made by blacks to discourage young black people who are striving to be successful is, "You are trying to act white."  Since white people own most of the major corporations and industries and run all the state governments in this country, it would seem that for a young black American to be successful, he or she would have to follow the work rules laid down by white Americans. This includes dressing for success and practicing proper speech and conduct.  If this is acting white, then so be it; and black leaders should loudly and publicly go on the record saying so. 

Curry previously published an opinion piece for Guns and Gear that theorized the Obama administration was purchasing large amounts of ammunition to prepare for the mass killing of United States citizens

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