I have to admit I’m a little confused here-seems like Perry Ray Robinson jr’s Fb page isn’t garnering the attention one would think it should. Kind of a mystery to me.
Apparently Jesse and Al can’t be bothered, understood AIM and associates don’t want to go anywhere near it, Danny’s out waving the flag for Peltier with his Hollywood pals, Whoopi’s tweeting homages to Russell Means, and the Congressional Black Caucus must have their focus riveted on the “fiscal cliff”.
Others just may not give a damn, some in seeing that Ray didn’t walk around with a pipe and feather stuck in his hair would rather support indigenous causes or what they’ve been duped into believing are-and overlook the fact that Ray went to WK2 for just that reason and wound up dead because of it.
So if there actually are excuses I think those mentioned above are the exhaustive and comprehensive list- despite my personal belief that there are no valid excuses.
There’s something like forty million African America people living in this country-I think it’s reasonable to assume the majority of them have access to the internet-now internet access doesn’t necessarily guarantee a knowledge of Ray-but if there is a shortcoming associated with that then I say it can be attributed to a failure on the part of Black leadership and those who do.
Some of us in ndn country have been doing our best to get Ray’s name out there for people, we’ve been standing beside his family fighting for justice and the repatriation of his remains-truth is neither they nor we can’t do it on our own and it falls to the black community to step up and raise their voice as well.
If only one percent of them would, less than one percent,a half, even a quarter of one percent, Danny might rethink his position, Whoopi might offer a tweet or two, the media would jump on it, Jesse and Al would find their own voices, and the CBC would surely be compelled to take a look. The NAACP might even get involved.