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Thread: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Some info to be dug into.

    Sharpton is well known for the "Diamond Merchants" comment about Jews which eventually incited a rock-throwing demonstration and precipitated the stabbing death of a young Jewish man with his assailants shouting "Kill the Jew!" Sharpton never apologized.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    While I can't know what really goes on in his head, certainly his public actions would lead one to believe that. That's really all you can go by, if he opens his mouth and sounds like a racist, he is, for all intents and purposes, a racist.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    This, as well.

    Sharpton spearheaded the Tawana Brauley (spelling) case in New York and relentlessly pursued what later turned out to be false accusations against a white police officer. Sharpton was successfully sued for slander and eventually paid a large judgment. Sharpton has never apologized for this either.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    If Don Imus is a racist, Al Sharpton certainly is.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    He is a racist. If a white man talked as similar as Al Sharpton, that man would be called a racist.
    That's because to many thin skinned people throw around the word racist and have not a clue what it means.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business." Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms." Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match. "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    That's because to many thin skinned people throw around the word racist and have not a clue what it means.
    Sharpton definitely being one of them. If people can brand Imus a racist, Sharpton easily fits the mold as well.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Sharpton and those like him are only racist in a vacuum. With no legitimate oppression of blacks and other minorities going on, then he is just making trouble. However, were anyone to suggest that no such oppression is going on, that person would be lying or just plain stupid.

    I'm not sure what definition of racism we're using here, but I'm going to explain mine. Racism is the oppression of people based on race. Not the dislike. Not the hatred. It's the act of oppression. By the definition, Sharpton cannot be racist, as he isn't capable of oppressing anyone. Which color skin you are born with is still a fairly strong indicator of your opportunities in life. We all know that this paradigm is not inherent to nature. It is a construct that we (mostly the white "we") have created. Until it is no more, then someone like Sharpton must continue to show us that it is there and that it needs addressing.

    The idea that talking about race makes one a racist is a fabrication designed by those who like it that white people have all kinds of advantages over other races to keep the discussion about race quiet. Are gays bigots against straight people for clamoring about the rights that they are denied? Of course not. Just as blacks are not bigots for clamoring about the opportunities that they are denied. The myth is that speaking legitimate grievances is the same thing as bigotry, and that is a very clever tactic, specifically working to keep blacks and other minorities oppressed.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    I heard Sharpton ranting in front of a crowd of black people, he said " do they think we is stupid?" I thought to myself yes, if that is the way you talk "we thinks you is stupid". The thing is Al is well educated and knows how to speak proper English, I have heard him do it on TV interviews so my take was that he was talking down to his black audience.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    It's fun to watch him flub up the English language from time to time.

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