Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not the moral compass of the African-American community. They get media attention because people are sure to tune in to listen to them.
NEWSFLASH: BLACK PEOPLE CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND ARE NOT BRAINLESS CHATTLE!
Is George Bush the moral compass of white america? Or is it Don Imus? Does Osama express how all Muslims feel?
It makes as much sense as thinking that all black people thought OJ was innocent?
This is why we are stuck in this tug of war still. This is how you know how far we still have to go.