There is a class of colored 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 his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T Washington
And this is why we see tools like Al Sharpton and jesse Jackson showing up every time there’s a chance to make racial hay out of something. They don’t give a crap about the black situation in the United States beyond how they can twist it to their profit.