In my blog The Corrupt World of African American Politicians, I quote Booker T. Washington who described to a tee our current generation of black race-baiters:
"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs - partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose their grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."Tawana Brawley was a 15 year old black girl who feigned an entire case of rape in 1987 and falsely accused 3 white 'assailants' of rape. She accused white police officers and a prosecutor named Steven Pagones of the "rape." The case was investigated and a grand jury found no evidence of any crime having been committed. In summary, it was shown that the case was a bunch of lies.
Wikipedia has a great summary of the case. Here's a couple of passages:
Brawley's claims in the case captured headlines across the country. Public rallies were held denouncing the incident. Racial tensions also climbed. When civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, with attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason, began handling Brawley's publicity, the case quickly took on an explosive edge. At the height of the controversy in June 1988, a poll showed a gap of 34 percentage points between blacks (51%) and whites (85%) on the question of whether she was lying.
Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason generated a national media sensation. The three claimed officials all the way up to the state government were trying to cover up defendants in the case because they were white. Specifically, they named Steven Pagones, an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, as one of the rapists, and a racist, among other accusations.The case reminds me of the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case. There was a rush of black support, accusations of racism all over the place. Al Sharpton made lots of noise in front of TV cameras to try to incite racist sentiments. That case wasn't about race despite the entire black community, including the President, trying to make it so. The whole case showed who the real racists were.
Back to the Tawana Brawley case. Some of the accused sued back. Maybe they didn't like to be falsely accused? (Imagine that?) In 1998, Pagones won $345,000 for damages from 'defamation of character' suit against Sharpton and the two lawyers that represented Brawley. Pagones also sued Brawley herself and won a judgement of $185,000. One of the quack lawyers was also dis-barred.
Fast foward to August, 2013, and Fox News reports that Brawley has only now begun to make payments to Pagones. Due to back interest charges, she owes him $600,000 now. That'll teach ya.
Apparently no amount of public embarrassment can stop Sharpton from jumping on the race-baiting bandwagon. Race baiting is his job because he probably can't do anything else. Al Sharpton and all of the black leadership in this country are discredited beyond belief. I hope George Zimmerman sues Sharpton and the other black racists.