Venita Peyton is taking shots at the leadership of the minority community for not doing enough to address the dropout issue in Wake County and other school issues.
In a blog post today, Peyton, a local conservative activist, complains that there are "few voices in the minority community who do more than react." She calls them "armchair dissociates" who "know what needs to be done but won't dirty their hands with the details, unless it includes money."
Peyton points to the large concentration in East and Southeast Raleigh of churches, sororities, fraternities, colleges and other community groups who could help out.
"It's a shame," Peyton writes. "Here we have the key to solving our out of control unemployment, high dropouts and escalating violence right here in Raleigh. The problem is having too many lazy people who refuse to pick up the key and unlock the door."
Peyton also takes a shot at the end of the post at the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, for the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award he received over the weekend from Gov. Bev Perdue.
"We can blame the white man all we want," Peyton writes. "Receive a useless Order of the Long Leaf Pine. But the reality is that it's our own fault."