The Families of the Dead Reject the Race Baiters

Pray tell, how are the race baiters going to earn their living when the families of supposedly racial injustice say that their relatives’ deaths were not a black and white thing?


The family of Akai Gurley, who was shot in Brooklyn’s Louis Pink Houses, said that they did not want race baiter Al Sharpton at Akai’s funeral because they did not want him using their son’s death for his own self-promotion.


Then Gurley said about Sharpton, “Who made you the spokesperson of our family? We just want to bury

our nephew with dignity and respect.”


Esaw Snipes, wife of Eric Garner, the loose cigarette dealer who was choked to death, said that it wasn’t “a black-and-white thing.” 


Sharpton, Holder and Obama have no skin in the game yet they want to turn these sad deaths into a race war.  They want to put everyone else in the wrong and themselves on the right side of made-up justice.


Thank God that the people who have been hurt the most by these killings have the courage to tell it like it is not the way the race baiters want to twist it for their purposes.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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