Does Ferguson showcase the generational division in the black community?

Who is leading the young people in the black community? As we watch the conflict in Ferguson we see young people willing to risk tear gas to get their point across. To these young people Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are icons from the past. They are not really relevant figures to the young people. This is the social media generation. They are more comfortable texting than listening to leaders from the past recite rhymes or platitudes. So where do we go from here? What is victory? Will an arrest quell the violence? Since an arrest is not imminent will the unrest simply go on unchecked? No it won’t. The city has to return to normal. People have to go work, children have to go back to school. This has to come to an end, and it will, it will be interesting to see how it ends.

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  • elogam  On August 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    We all knew that Sharpton and Jackson would be there; there are cameras! In their defense, the MSM practically breaks their necks getting a microphone in front of these two race hustlers whenever the least incident breaks, let alone a major one like Ferguson. They oblige this attention with ill-informed soundbites, all the while seeking to become the focus of the event. I hope this current generation realizes that we do not need “leaders” to speak for us. Who speaks for the white “community”? the Asian “community”? the Jewish “community”? That’s right, no one. What makes us so needy of a mouthpiece?

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