Jim Goad on
Emmett Till Trayvon Martin:
“According to the police report of his murder on the night of February 26, Trayvon Martin stood exactly six feet tall. In death, he has become a hundred times larger.
“I believe that’s because crass opportunists are using his corpse as a political Macy’s Parade balloon. (…)
“Half-retarded ‘racial arsonist’ Al Sharpton, apparently unashamed of showing his face in public after supporting the dubious causes of Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum, and the Jena 6, naturally fled down to Sanford, FL and led a mostly black crowd in a series of primitive chants and possibly subliminal voodoo incantations.
“The Reverend Jesse Jackson, still unscathed by last year’s charges of gay harassment, reared his porpoise-shaped head…”
Incredibly, it gets even better.
Do read the whole thing.
Oh, and do keep making fun of poor old Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover (and Glenn Beck) ev’rybody!
Lumpkin married Henry ‘Al’ Ellis in 1949 and, in 1950, became the Communist Partys section organizer in Harlem. In 1955, the couple moved to Chicago. Soon after they arrived, the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till shocked and angered decent people all over the world.
Pat and another comrade, Arlene Brigham, encouraged Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett, to have an open casket funeral. Mamie Till Mobleys brave act triggered a huge protest. In addition to her community activism, Ellis served as organizational secretary of the Illinois Communist Party for many years.
It’s always fun watching progressives trying to get their stories straight without a decoder ring:
Last month, administrators at the overwhelmingly black Celerity Nascent Charter School in L.A.’s Jefferson Park district prohibited pupils from reciting a memorial poem and laying a wreath for Emmett Till, 14-year-old victim of an infamous 1955 Mississippi lynching, as part of Black History Month. (…)
Alba and her students heard the school principal, Grace Canada, stating that Till’s actions could be viewed as “sexual harassment.”