Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Usual Suspects

There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. . . . There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public. —Booker T. Washington
The Reverend Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright
The Reverend Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright in White Yellow Face
The Good Reverend Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson
Former Congressheffer Cynthia "9/11 Truther" McKinney:  "De plane, Boss!  De plane!"
The Reverend Al "I Heard the Non-Existent Tape" Sharpton