Enough

Don’t miss Betsy Newmark’s column on the message to civil rights leaders from Juan Williams’ new book, Enough.

Bruce Gordon of the NAACP is upset. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney used the phrase “tar baby” in talking about the Big Dig catastrophe in Boston. Sadly, the NAACP has not been as quick to criticize black rappers who routinely glorify the thuggish lifestyle of gang leaders and drug dealers while rapping about bitches, “ho’s”, and cop killers.

Where are their press statements criticizing MTV or BET for playing such songs or the Grammy Awards for celebrating them? This is just one example of how many civil rights leaders have wasted the moral legitimacy that they earned from their brave battles for equal rights.

NPR correspondent and Fox commentator Juan Williams has written a book looking at how many black leaders today are letting down the black community. The title says it all: “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America — and What We Can Do About It.” Williams is a brave man. He is also an angry man.Read it all. Betsy’s blogging can be found at Betsy’s Page.

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