These are thoughtful words from the Rev. C.L. Bryant amid the declining rhetoric surrounding the Trayvon Martin case.

“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”

Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting those problems.

“Why not be angry about the wholesale murder that goes on in the streets of Newark and Chicago?” he asked. “Why isn’t somebody angry about that six-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”

Over the years I have heard other Black Conservative Leaders ask these same questions. The problem is, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don’t ever answer.

Update: More thoughtful remarks by Ric James at Hooda Thunk? can be found here.