Setting back race relations

July 30, 2013 

Congratulations are due to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, President Obama the NAACP, Urban League, CORE, and the many community action groups for setting race relations back 50 years with their fixation on the Zimmerman "not guilty" ruling.

It is of course necessary for their continued existence. It is so ironic that African immigration is at an all-time high. They are coming to America by boat, by plane any way they can, they are coming to America. I guess they have not communicated with Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton about how bad things are for blacks in America.

Another coincidence is that we have just remembered the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, and the siege of Vicksburg, Miss. New numbers on the Civil War state that as many as 700,000 Americans died in that conflict. Half of that number died to end slavery. Isn't it about time to give up the slave mentality? African immigrants are not so burdened, is this why they flourish in America?

William H. Bremen Sr.

Belleville

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