Black leaders slumber as Rahm Emanuel flips Chicago off

Black leaders slumber as Rahm Emanuel flips Chicago off

Earlier this month, black residents from Chicago’s Southside held a protest in front of the Chicago Police Department decrying violence in their communities. Over 130 people have been shot in Chicago in street violence this month; around a third of those shootings proved fatal. At least 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July holiday weekend alone. …

The protest was catalyzed by President Obama’s handling of the current border crisis, and called for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy for their failure to effectively address Chicago’s epidemic of violence.

“Barack will go down as the worst president ever elected,” one resident declared.

Yet this week, Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, announced a plan to house young illegal immigrants from Central America in Chicago, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year’s end. The Chicago area already has nine such facilities with roughly 500 beds for illegal-immigrant youths already in the United States. …

The mastodon in the room however, is the question of where America’s black leaders are hiding. Chicago in fact has some of the most historically vocal ostensible advocates for the black community. …

I find it interesting how America’s entire civil rights activism machine is capable of powerfully and effectively mobilizing in the name of one gangsta wannabe who gets shot in self-defense by a white guy (who really wasn’t white, but it served the melanin-pimping media narrative), but it lays dormant like the dragon Smaug from The Hobbit, dozing happily under its piles of gold while black kids in Chicago – and increasingly in other cities, by the way – are being felled by the hundreds.

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