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Rev. Charles Williams II

Rev. Charles Williams II represents the next generation of civil rights leadership, as the President of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network, Executive Board member of PFAW's: African American Ministers Leadership Council, the former President of the Detroit Faith based community organization: MOSES a Gamaliel Foundation affiliate, and the proud pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church of Detroit where Malcolm X recorded message to the grassroots. Rev. Williams has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and is a Huffington Post Blog Contributor 

Gilbert Arenas Recent Racist Comments Should Earn Him The Donald Sterling Treatment: PERMANENTLY BANNED

Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Charles Williams II, at a press conference in Detroit Michigan. Photo Credit: Joe Jones

Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Charles Williams II, at a press conference in Detroit Michigan. Photo Credit: Joe Jones

Gilbert Arenas, the unknown basketball player who last played in Shanghai. Is making moves to get back into the National Basketball Association (NBA), after a less than stellar career sent him into an undesirable status. Gilbert Arenas recently, made comments about the case of Micheal Brown, and the St. Louis reaction. Brown, who was a St. Louis area teen shot and killed by a police officer from a surrounding city. His death has sparked many protest and in some case civil unrest. Many people have had many things to say about this issue, but none of the remarks have been as misdirected, ignorant, and racist as Mr. Arenas.

As Reported by CBS

"too EVERY African American out dumb are we really???every time we hear some bad news, the first thing we do is #RIOT #ROB #STEAL #BURN sh-t in our OWN neighborhoods..this racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it's ALWAYS been #blackvsblack from what the stats.. About 10 riots from the black community over the years and the only thing damaged ,was the BLACK COMMUNITY by The BLACK COMMUNITY..only reason they issue riot police isssss just in case you actually got smart enough to walk 6 blocks ,YALL ain't f-cking up white rich sh-t smdh."

First, Mr Arena makes light of the pain and outcry that the young people made in response to what was happening with the brown case. No one can deny that a peace option is the best option and the strategy used to break the law in a violent way is wrong. However, instead of him taking the opportunity to encourage a better strategy, and a more effective tactic he goes in to a (f bomb) rage.

"FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you."

Secondly, I belong to National Action Network as a member, and also serve as an officer in Michigan and nationally. So obviously I would take offense to his words that characterize the strategy of our civil rights work as ineffective. A. Phillip Randolph brought national attention to sleeping car porters, Dr. Martin. Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and countless others brought national attention to the plight of African Americans, the point is bringing national attention to issues is in the tradition of the civil rights movement, and often times the resolution doesn't come until national attention is brought to an issue. Maybe Mr. Arenas doesn't know his history.

"the stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way."

Lastly, the use of derogatory terms have no place in public dialogue. Whether you are Donald sterling, Don Imus. It doesn't matter if you are black or white, you must suffer the consequences of using terms that have a deep history of degradation and pain. So I believe the NBA commissioner should revoke his status as a free agent and he shouldn't be allowed to get back on a team in the NBA. 
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