Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, was in Baltimore last week speaking at Morgan State University. He told the mostly African-American crowd that violence wasn’t just justified, it was required to deal with situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri. As he spoke he grew more animated, and at one point even dared to threaten that if the demands of the black community were not met they would “tear this goddamn country apart!”
The speech was mostly a tirade against “white America,” as well as a call to violence from minority communities. Farrakhan has long been a race baiting, violence-promoting hate-monger, and this speech continued that long tradition. Not only did he attack white people, but throughout his speech he consistently attacked both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder as well for their lack of action to support black America.
Perhaps the most discouraging part of the video of this event… all of the applause lavished upon the not-so-honorable Reverend Farrakhan.
“As long as they [whites] kill us [blacks] and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us. But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!
Tonight in Ferguson everybody is on edge. White folks have never been on edge after they killed a Black man. Tonight they’re on edge; so on edge that our president has come out from behind the curtain to ask young Black people: ‘Cool it. That’s not our way. I heard you, Mr. President; and I asked myself a question: What brings you out of the shadows?
And you preachers: Your day of being the pacifier for the white man’s tyranny upon black people, you got to know they’re [young blacks] not going to hear you anymore!”
He made a point to attack President Obama for not doing enough for the black community.
“Why the hell don’t you stand up and tell them that your killing of Black youth and Brown youth is not going to hold no more.”
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