It has now been fifty years since Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. That was the speech where he dreamed that his children would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Today racism is alive and well in America.
Just look at Ferguson Missouri.
On August 9, Michael Brown, who may have been a gang member and who was certainly a thug and a robber, was shot and killed by a police officer. As we all know, the officer was white and Brown was black.
Change the race of any of the parties to this shooting and it is not news.
But officer Darren Wilson was white and Brown was black.
This is racism in America today. Darren Wilson is automatically guilty because of the color of his skin.
When prosecutors look at charging someone, they look at the witness statements and then look to the physical evidence and determine which version of events is accurate. In this case, Officer Wilson claims that Brown assaulted him, went for his gun and then ultimately charged at him.
While there are some differing stories, such as the claim made by Brown’s robbery accomplice that he was shot in the back, there are a dozen citizens whose narratives support Officer Wilson.
In all of the witness statements, there is no claim that Officer Wilson used racial epithets or for that matter has any history or racial animus.
Officer Wilson is white therefore he is automatically guilty.
As soon as the shooting happened, those who take advantage of the modern racism in America were in action. Racists such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were there. Barack Obama and Eric Holder sprung into action.
The Department of Justice did its best to fan the flames. They sent the so-called “Community Relations” team to Ferguson. This is the same team that inflamed Sanford Florida after the Trayyvon Martin shooting. Now, Attorney General Eric Holder wants a third autopsy on the body of Michael Brown because the first two did not support his narrative.
In short, the Department of Justice, the left wing media and racist groups and leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are demanding that Officer Darren Wilson be prosecuted, not because of his actions but because of the color of his skin.
Welcome to racism in the 21st Century.