Saturday, October 15, 2005

If the shoe fits ...

Civil rights groups — including the National Urban League, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — that associate themselves with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan should all be held accountable for alleged racism, according to several notable African Americans.

'"Farrakhan has said some radical things, and yet the media continues to give him a pass,' Shelby Steele, a conservative African American from the Hoover Institute, told Cybercast News Service. Steele believes that liberal civil rights groups and individuals such as , all of whom are expected to participate in Farrakhan's march on Saturday, should be held accountable for Farrakhan's controversial and allegedly racist statements of the past. Steele said those black representatives should also be asked about Farrakhan's remarks implying that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the result of a U.S. government conspiracy and that New Orleans levees were intentionally blown up after Hurricane Katrina in order to flood the section of the city housing poor blacks."

Coverage of Farrakhan's 9/11 and New Orleans levee remarks can be found here:

Levee Breaks, 9-11 Part of Govt. Plot, Farrakhan Implies


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