I am starting this post as a reply to a recent post that I saw today which contained a New York Times article on the state of African-American males today. http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,57884.0.html
The conversation in the replys dealt with the article, but turned into a conversation asking where the black leaders are. In no attempt to hijack this post, I felt the topic so important to dicuss that an independent main topic should be generated from that. I thank Breadboy for starting this discussion.
SO, where are the charasmatic black leaders like there were not so long ago? Are they playing the background/behind the scenes of institutions in power, voicing their concerns for the African-American population? Have they transformed into a different form, as teachers, parents and celebrities (
)? Do we consider Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to be leading the charge? Please, what are your thoughts?