Dell, I'm feeling your message. We, as a people, should focus on our socio/political/economic gain; rather than, fighting for others, who BTW, largely sit on the sidelines during our fights. I haven't heard much from other groups on the Duke matter and don't recall hearing much regarding Katrina.
I think many of those banging the drum for others have either: bought into the multi-cultural/colorblind, "we're all in this together against those folk myth"; run out of steam on the Black advancement front, and are seeking the stage, any stage, to remain relevant; or are drama pimps [see the previous discriptor].
Yes, we can and should form alliances that are mutually beneficial. But the alliances that we have been forming as of late, entail us carrying the water and every other group drinking, leaving us with a dry bucket.