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Louis Farrakhan, longtime leader of the Nation of Islam, has a point about racial slights against blacks in America.
In his Tuesday interview with the New York City hip-hop radio program, the Breakfast Club, Farrakhan was asked about George Zimmerman and his ability to sell the gun that he used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 for a reported $250,000.
Farrakhan’s comments express the fatigue many black people are experiencing daily when it comes to racism.
People are insulting us every day. Man, I just say we’re going to wake up. … The people want justice! … If you don’t want anarchy, if you don’t want revolt, if you don’t want revolution, then give the human being justice — that is the joy of freedom.
Farrakhan likens Zimmerman’s gun auction to a hypothetical sale of Jesus Christ’s cross.
Why would I want a piece of the cross that you nailed my savior to? Why would I want a gun that you used to kill my brother? But that shows you the hate that is in the world, where you can offer a gun that killed a black man … for $250,000.
Farrakhan goes a step further and invokes the Charleston Nine massacre in South Carolina.