But, Sharpton has marched against Black on Black crime, plenty of times. And there are people protesting, marching, and having candlelight vigils in Black communities across this nation, but, they do not get any press, at least any beyond the local new station. Of course there is not enough and many often do not have a turn-out of thousands of people. Sharpton is getting old and he's been sick, and I'm sure that he now has to pick his battles. So, my disappointment lies within the countless African Americans that are influential, who are not old and sick; our many politicians that want and cannot get elected without the Black vote, the countless entertainers and athletes, those who claim to be civil rights activists. The same Civil Rights Leaders that marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., cannot carry the torch forever.
There honestly should be a "Million-Man March" against Black-on-Black crime. There should be hundreds and thousands of Black people marching through crime-ridden African American communities at this very minute.
But, I think the decades of saturating the Black community with drugs, guns and substandard schools has caused the waters to become so murky where Black on Black violence is concerned that now, every other person that wants to march through the streets in protest, also has relatives, sons and daughters, uncles and aunties and friends who are victims of violence and also some who are perpetrators of violence.