African American History Culture : Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening

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Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening


... “After King was assassinated in 1968, the baton was basically dropped on the street,” she said. “For the younger generation, there’s not much we can point to since King’s assassination that’s been accomplished, so those folks are not necessarily in a position to tell young activists what to do.”

Some older civil rights groups such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which came into existence in an era when black people were excluded from public office, have struggled to maintain relevance as a wave of African Americans became mayors, police chiefs, city council members, senators and congressmen. As movement leaders took on mainstream political positions, some activists say they became part of the establishment they once fought ...



http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-civil-rights-generation-gap-20160713-snap-story.html



Protesters in Atlanta, where younger activists feel a disconnect with the old champions of social justice. (Associated Press)


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Funding of today's Black movement is certainly different from the 60's


O'Reilly Discusses 'Black Lives Matter' Funding, Including Soros and Supporters Jay-Z and Beyoncé


On his Tuesday night show, with the help of Kelly Riddell of the Washington Times, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News described how the "Black Lives Matter" movement sustains itself. The rest of the press wants readers, listeners and viewers to presume that it is a self-sustaining, grass-roots movement. It isn't.

O'Reilly also noted that megastars Jay-Z and Beyoncé, numbers 28 and 29, respectively, on the Forbes list of top-paid celebrities, are supporting the movement, which describes itself as "grass-roots" but is really the ultimate in Astroturf. Also at the end of this post, following up on one I did on ESPN's Stephen A. Smith last week, I have posted Smith's original six-minute radio-show rant on how selective and tyrannical the movement is ...

Transcript:

BILL O'REILLY: Factor investigation segment tonight. A group that calls itself "Black Lives Matter."

One leader of the crew, Alicia Garza, issued a statement that says, "When we say Black Lives Matter, we are talking about the ways in which Black people are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity. It is an acknowledgment black poverty and genocide is state violence" ...

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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom...lack-lives-matter-funding-including-soros-and


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