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You Won’t Believe What This Civil Rights Leader Blames For Problems In The Black Community

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Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta, civil rights icon for his role in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and friend of Martin Luther King, weighed in on problems that plague the black community.

Surprisingly, the Confederate flag was not his first target, as so many seem to have focused on.

Instead, Young pointed out that the real problem is that “93% of black people killed are killed by other black people.”

He added that “black lives matter” and the black community itself had better start acting like it.

Via MyFox Atlanta:

The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said a lesson should have been learned by what happened at the State Capitol. He said supporters of former Governor Roy Barnes won a big state battle but lost the State House.

When looking at the flags that fly at Stone Mountain, it’s not hard to miss the presence of the Confederate Flag. For some it’s a symbol of past or even present attitudes of intolerance. Andrew young claimed it doesn’t answer anything.

“I would never trade the flag for a single job,” said Young. “The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag. The fact is that 93% of black people killed are killed by other black people. So black lives matter. Let us start believing that we matter.”

Young added that the flag represents different things to different people, and just because some are offended doesn’t take away from the meaning it may hold for others.

“The challenge for us is not to wipe out our past history,” he said. “But to learn to live together in the future.”

We couldn’t have said it any better Mr. Young.

Check out Martin Luther King’s friend speaking the truth about a meaningless flag controversy, and a very meaningful and troubling problem in the black community…

Comment – Do you agree with Young that the flag isn’t the problem, and that the focus should shift to black-on-black violence?

 

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20 Comments

  1. PopPop says:

    I see this is a rather conservative slot. Most of you seem to pick the part of a point you like and run with it without considering the whole truth, all the facts and thoughts that make up a whole position or understanding. Good luck. Good bye.

  2. Roy says:

    This misses the point. A flag associated with a failed treasonous rebellion by a breakaway republic founded on chattel slavery and white supremacy, as Alexander Stephens clearly stated in his 1861 “Cornerstone Speech,” should not be flying over any statehouse or government property.

    Anyone who wishes can display and use the flag privately but it shouldn’t be flown on public property at public expense.

  3. Wayne says:

    Now here’s a man who understands what’s wrong with with America

  4. Brenda says:

    the black community will shred this man like they did Bill Cosby!

  5. Bill-B says:

    Let’s stop RAP! It talks about killing and raping and pillaging. It’s a sign of Blacks, trying to get at the whites just as much as the Confederate Flag is about bring down the Black. Don’t be so dam ridicules. You know what would be great idea. All you Blacks that hate America so much, go back to Africa.

  6. William says:

    The Black community won’t like this guy for speaking the truth! Same as the people that support our current (president?) who voted for him because of his color and not his capabilities!

  7. Victoria says:

    This is a great news coming from a person of color. I was a Licensed Private Investigator for 30 years. The Confederate Flag is an important part of history. For Heavens sake it is only material. People, beware, we are losing all of our rights. And we are paying big Government good money, not to have a say on what is being stripped from our freedoms. We must demand these decisions be reversed. Please, contact everyone in your local area, Senators, Congressmen, Mayor, and any other part of D.C. We must stay very diligent about keeping up with the law of the land. When the Supreme Court made their rulings, they committed perjury. The Constitution of The United States of America is being ripped apart. We are under dictator rule now. We no longer have the freedoms we once admired. Stand and be heard! They are payed by the people. so they need to resign. To go against everything The Constitution, stands for, we should fire all of the people in big Government reversing what is written, and police our own affairs.I am getting to the point (and I am a Legal Secretary, I hate just about all of the suits in our now, rainbow colored White House. At this point there is no Justice!

  8. Larry says:

    We live in the world today. The past is the past. I live is a city that is 85% black, with Black police, mayor, supervisors. I’ve never seen so many murders within 2 blocks in my 62 years. It is black on black crime, murders, mostly over drugs or boyfriends. Wish they could just get along, gain some respect for themselves and others. As long as we live in total poverty. I can see no way out.

  9. Adrian says:

    Andrew Young has a long history of speaking his mind and telling a lot of truth. The “black” community should damn well wake up as most whites are eager to help. Don’t throw that away.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for brevity.

  10. Hubert says:

    Wow, an Honest politician!

  11. Stanley says:

    Andy is exactly correct. Too bad the black community can’t seem to do anything about it.

  12. David says:

    Oh no; now Andrew will be labeled an “uncle tom”.By the very fools who sell black on black crime [aka; obammie and sharpton].

  13. Joe says:

    Andrew Young got it right it is not the confederate flag that we should be focuses on but the fact that 93% of all crimes committed in the black community are done by other blacks and the destruction of the black family entity as a whole.

  14. Pat says:

    Mr. Young hit the nail on the head. Respect starts at home, and with it comes the knowledge if you want to be respected in life, you have to earn the respect of others through your hard work and achieving the goals you set for yourself. All lives matter and we should strive to remember that.

  15. Pearl says:

    93% ! That is the alarming truth. As a white 78 year old I could care less if a person has different skin than me. My son has different skin color than mine. I am not a racist. My lifes work kept me in the education and I usually worked in the inner city schools. I so wish I could have been praying with those dear ones who died in that church in Charleston. The reason I fear being in the black community now is that 93% represents the “violence” that surrounds many black communities. It is displayed in the media, the music celebrates it and the schools breed it. Some newspapers report it but most don’t. If this doesn’t represent your community, you are blessed. The Confederate flag – what a silly thing to dwell on. Black lives do matter! Please let us listen to the “tried and true” black spokespersons and not to those who bellow, “racism and white supremacy” and provoke desention and violence!

  16. Christine says:

    . Teach your children respect, pull up their pants, teach them how to use proper English and teach them accountability. Give them a name that an employer can spell and pronounce so they can get a job because there application is not just thrown to the side. Get rid of affirmative action and entitlement programs and make people teach their children you get what you earn. Teaching them to act like thugs will never get you the respect you seek. Giving them a free ride in life will never get them what they want.

  17. Roy says:

    If they think by burning old Glory will be there way show this is a symbol of Oppression and genocide ‘ they need to take a good look in the mirror because what they or doing that is the sign of Oppression and genocide, if they want to pass blame on something pass it on our government because if they would be doing what was right we would not be having to deal with the shit we or having to deal with right now, So it they want to burn a flag why don’t they burn the flag of “ISIS” that is a symbol of the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group This flag OLD GLORY” is not it is a symbol of freedom, I also believe they need to go back to school and look up the two words, Oppression and genocide, if I remember right the meaning of oppression 1,cruel or unjust use of power of authority ,2 a feeling of low spirits, it don’t look like Old glory is doing anything to them, Now genocide,1 the meaning of the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group, I don’t see where Old GLORY is doing anything like this, by burning this flag it will only do 2 things make you look stupid, and make people hate what up or doing.

  18. Tim says:

    I don’t believe we need to shift the focus directly to Black on Black crimes. And I don’t believe the Confederate flag is a symbol of Racism. Racism begins with the individual that spews it, There are hate groups all across this nation that are not only white… every single ethnic group has it’s share. do not rewrite history… Learn it and learn from it.

  19. Bob says:

    Absolutely!!!

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