If only the black comminity embraced leaders like Allen West instead of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
Former Rep. Allen West on Wednesday slammed “faux leaders” and “race baiters” for turning the death of Trayvon Martin into a racial issue, calling out Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder for their comments.
During an interview on “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio, West was asked if the verdict was an opportunity to talk about race in America.
“It depends on what you want to talk about. Do you really want to talk about the issues that are confronting the black community or do you want to talk about the politically manufactured crises that you have these faux leaders and these race baiters that are out there, you know, promoting it,” West said.
Citing unemployment, the breakdown of the family and education as important issues, West said the media focus on the trial is a distraction.
“If we want to have these media frenzy-created crises, or someone like an Al Sharpton running around all over the country like a charlatan that he is, then we’re not talking about the real issues and we’re not having the real conversations about race,” West said. “We’re never going to have an honest conversation when you have someone like Attorney General Eric Holder that stands up in front of the NAACP and basically says, you know, we’re going to manipulate the law to give you your quote-unquote social justice.”