Black People Politics : Why Our Black Political Class is Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza Massacres and Israeli Apartheid

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by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
How did the NAACP wrap up its national conference this weekend without saying a mumbling word
about the genocidal bombing of Gaza? Why did Moral Monday's Rev. Barber appear on HBO's Real
Time with notorious Islamaphobe Bill Maher and not speak to the morality of apartheid in Israel?
Why are the black political class and the black church, invisible on the invasion of Gaza and the fact of
Israeli ethnocracy in general?

Sometimes a silence can be the loudest sound in the room. The silence of our numerous and powerful
US black political class, not just on the current massacres of civilians in Gaza but on the
incontrovertible fact that Israel has become a full fledged racist ethnocracy is deafening.

As Israeli troops massed around Gaza this weekend, the NAACP wrapped up its 2014 annual
convention
in Las Vegas this weekend without a mumbling word of solidarity with bleeding
Palestinians. Moral Monday's Rev. Barber was a guest on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher Sunday
night as well, but could not spare a single breath to discuss the morality of occupation, house
demolitions, or Israeli apartheid to his notoriously Islamaphobic host. Al Sharpton is on MSNBC
nightly, and can't find time to cover the murderous assault on Gaza in any meaningful way. You don't
hear so much as a peep from the Congressional Black Caucus or the National Urban League, the
National Action Network, Rainbow PUSH, big time black pastors and business people or the rest of
that crowd.

Our black political class of preachers, politicians, big time academics, pundits and aspirants have not
been silenced by threats or fears of economic retailiation. Maybe you can say that about
entertainers and athletes, but not our so-called leaders. People like black members of Congress, Al
Sharpton and Rev. Barber are where they are because they don't need to be told what their masters
require. What they fear is something deeper, something that threatens the very foundations of their
careers and legitimacy.

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Kadijah

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What is "The Black Church?" Where's its central headquarters? What's the name of it's Pope-like head of church? What's the name of its news organ that issues edits on world affairs?
 

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Bill Maher? - notoriously islamaphobic? id say he was just anti every single religion in the universe - he seems to attack christianity more often than anythin else
 

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anybody can repost articles etc

please make clear what you are about too

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