This is a message to white talk radio hosts continuously making statements referring to Reverend Al Sharpton edging black people on and inciting racial tension.
Hopefully, this is a reality check. Black people of today are not listening to Al Sharpton. It is you talking heads on the radio that’s listening to him. It is your cameras and microphones that is giving attention to Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. It is not black people.
You guys are giving him way too much credit for his influence. In fact, it is you guys in the media giving him too much camera time but yet you criticize him for using it. How much sense does that make?
His influence may be strong with the 60 year olds and up, but today’s middle class black population and younger are not paying this guy any attention.
Young people that are protesting and using social media to vocalize their sentiments of the unjust society in which we live in are following the beat of a different drum.