The Black Panthers Promoted the Second Amendment and Private Schools

The Black Panthers Promoted the Second Amendment and Private Schools

A January 1970 national opinion survey showed 25 percent of African Americans felt their views were accurately represented by the Black Panther Party , a revolutionary communist black militant organization. By the time the poll was taken, according to journalist Hugh Pearson, Panther confrontations with police through the end of 1969 had already led to nine dead cops and 10 dead Panthers. Also by the end of 1969, Panther co-founder Huey Newton was in prison for killing a police officer, and Eldridge Cleaver (another of the top three leaders) was in exile to avoid prosecution for a shootout with police. Then, just after the poll was taken and to the surprise of nobody paying attention, the murderous communist monarchy of North Korea and the Black Panther Party announced a warm alliance. So, what were all those Panther supporters in that poll responding to? Hiding amid the mayhem are some (admittedly complicated and controversial) accomplishments that might attract some sympathy from right-leaning and libertarian Americans. For more of the history of the Black Panther Party, see the comprehensive new profile posted on InfluenceWatch . Much of the Panther behavior, from beginning to end, was totally indefensible. As the organization was imploding in the late-1970s, it became almost comically gruesome. A team of three Panther assassins once attempted to kill a prosecution witness who was willing to testify that she had seen Huey Newton murder a teenage prostitute. The Black Panther gunmen managed only to kill one of their own when […]

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