July 31, 2009, - 8:22 pm
We’ve already had at least one prominent member of the far-left like this in contemporary times–former top Ku Klux Klan official Robert Byrd (U.S. Senator from West Virginia).
Now, add another one to the list. And beware of White liberals who go out of their way to support (in this case financially) and defend Black racists and terrorist groups, like the Black Panthers. Sometimes they are, in fact, top officials of the Ku Klux Klan, living a secret double life. Such is the case of Jim Burwell.
A taste (though, BEWARE, it comes from the usually unreliable, fabricating Detroit Newsistan):
Jim Burwell worked to heal the racial wounds that festered in the wake of the 1967 riot — or so it seemed.The squat, bespectacled white man from Ohio, who ran a truck repair shop in the Cass Corridor from the early 1960s until his death in 1990, had a reputation as a color-blind businessman who gave back.
He drove thousands of black children to church services and field trips in his bus. He ran a jobs program for ex-convicts that was partially funded by a civil rights group. African-American, Catholic and Jewish-owned newspapers praised his efforts.
The Detroit Black Panther Party sometimes came to him for money. He gave generously.
But Burwell had a secret that stayed buried with him until a box of weathered documents discovered in his old garage revealed the other half of his bizarre life story:
The civil rights champion who drove the church bus also wore the robes of the Ku Klux Klan.
Michigan State Police records found among Burwell’s belongings show he was a high-ranking member of the Detroit KKK. His widow confirms his Klan membership.
Read the rest. And keep it in mind the next time you hear one of a gazillion lefties defending Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, or Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. Behind the veneer of a White liberal defending Black racism, might lurk the hear of a top Klansman. Not to mention, an uber-hypocrite.
This is just Exhibit #2. And I’m sure there are plenty more.
Tags: Black Panthers, Detroit, Detroit Black Panther Party, double lives, Jim Burwell, Ku Klux Klan, Liberal Hypocrites, secret lives