Many of the speakers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this past weekend talked of continuing the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Bill O’Reilly didn’t buy it, saying that if Dr. King was alive today, he would be shocked to see what has become of the civil rights movement. He accused people like Al Sharpton of being corporate sellouts and not tackling the real issues plaguing the black community, instead keeping their speeches “heavy on grievance.”
O’Reilly found it amazing how instead of talking about personal and familial responsibility, many of the speeches in Washington focused on racial profiling, voter ID, government money for social programs, and even comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. O’Reilly argued that the “collapse of the traditional family” is a far more pressing issue in the black community, one that Dr. King would be “broken-hearted” about.
He then targeted Sharpton for benefitting financially from his civil rights work through his group National Action Network. O’Reilly concluded that many of the left are being pressured by teachers’ unions to avoid taking on education reform, and care more about promoting “grievance” than engaging in any kind of “meaningful problem solving.”
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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