We are in agreement with Clarence Page. What About Our Daughters has it right. There is The League of the Immorally Indifferent. This League, see What Abot Our Daughters post of August 7, 2007; and subsequent post, The League of the Immorally Indifferent, Part II; NAACP's Official Response -"Not A Part of Our Mission." Is Immoral. We support Gina and What about Our Daughters for calling them out.
I'm glad to see that Clarence Page can see the power of the internet and black bloggers. Check out his recent post:
Focus on hate crimes is far too narrow
Link Hat Tip:What About Our Daughters
Source: Chicago Tribune.com
by Clarence Page
Here's one from the "Taste of His Own Medicine" department: When the Rev. Al Sharpton led a recent Washington rally to protest what he called lax federal prosecution of hate crimes, at least one local black resident was waiting with a protest of his own.
Amid recent reports of noose hangings and other racial incidents, Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and other activists rallied outside the Department of Justice Friday to call for tougher federal prosecutions of hate crimes.
Shane Johnson, 32, a social worker by day and Weblogger on the side, staged a nearby dissent with a few sympathizers. He supported the prosecution of hate crimes, he said, but thinks Sharpton's definition of "hate" is too narrow. Johnson didn't draw much attention and he wasn't surprised. "Most people view me as taking on the black establishment," he told me in a telephone interview. "They think I am going to embarrass our leaders. My view is that they should be embarrassed."
Maybe they should. I share Johnson's outrage. Why, I often have wondered, do we black folks get so much more agitated about white-on-black insults than the black-on-black assaults that constantly terrorize certain neighborhoods?
Johnson is part of a new "netroots" movement of black-oriented Web sites that has created a virtual civil rights movement. More HERE