There are those of us who, in the teeth of injustice and pain, struggle daily to promote racial justice and to salvage a degree of dignity for our cause by responsible representation to the relevant authorities, and engage in the kind of propagation that attracts constructive support and sympathy. Last Saturday's event was not the way to do it.
Black people must not allow themselves or the nature of their struggle to be hijacked by political opportunists - whoever they are, or however well their intentions appear to be. The Lawrences were quite right to have nothing to do with activities that can only make a bad situation worse. There are those of us in the black community who are sick and tired and resentful of political rhetoric and nothingness.
Committee for Racial Justice
The Methodist Church
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