I guess someone told them!
Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”
“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.
The family isn’t outraged. The family is cashing in.
In the wake of the outcry over his killing, “Trayvon Martin” merchandise has been selling through the roof: T-shirts, buttons, pins, CDs, DVDs, and more. Now Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Martin, has filed papers to trademark two phrases based on her sons name: “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon.”
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. This isn’t a race issue, and it shouldn’t be made into one. This is an issue of a 17-year-old kid’s death.
Let’s focus on the facts, shall we?