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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Some are condemned and some aren't... because some are right. Some allegations of racism are accurate, and some are unfounded. Of course the unfounded ones should be condemned and the accurate ones shouldn't!

    How can you dismiss every instance where someone talks about race. There are real issues surrounding race and discrimination that need to be addressed. You can't just call anyone who brings these issues up racist to dismiss their legitimate grievances.
    Whatever the case, there must be equality.

    Either all can make accusations, or none.

    It shouldn't be that some can stir up racial tensions and be villified, and some can't.

    Likewise, it's unfair how certain races are given preferences while others aren't.

    If people can talk, specualt, and accuse based on race, then let ALL do so, and protect NO ONE, like Al Sharpton, from being the target of such insinuations. Don't set up the scenario where he can condemn and accuse, yet be protected and have the accusations against him be shrugged off.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    It seems whenever an accident or incident involving race occurs, Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    As another example:

    1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent -- the crime never occurred -- but Sharpton taunts him: "If we're lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you did it." Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Whatever the case, there must be equality.

    Either all can make accusations, or none.

    It shouldn't be that some can stir up racial tensions and be villified, and some can't.

    Likewise, it's unfair how certain races are given preferences while others aren't.

    If people can talk, specualt, and accuse based on race, then let ALL do so, and protect NO ONE, like Al Sharpton, from being the target of such insinuations. Don't set up the scenario where he can condemn and accuse, yet be protected and have the accusations against him be shrugged off.
    Exactly. And, the myth that minorities 'can't be racist' needs to be buried as well.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Whatever the case, there must be equality.

    Either all can make accusations, or none.

    It shouldn't be that some can stir up racial tensions and be villified, and some can't.
    This is the most moronic argument I've ever heard, but I'll indulge it for a moment.

    It is equal. Everyone has the right to make true accusations about racism, and no one has the right to make unfounded claims. There you go. Now it's equal, and not determined by who is making the claim. It is only determined by the accuracy of the claim itself. Now that it's phrased specially for you, can you comprehend that there are lots of issues of race to be dealt with in this country and that legitimate discussion about them is not the same thing as someone actually being racist?

    But seriously, your whole deal here is that there is no ethical difference between telling the truth and lying, and that liars shouldn't face repercussions for lying, because they're just speaking, the same way that someone telling the truth is. I can't come up with a strong enough word to describe how stupid that is.

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    Exactly. And, the myth that minorities 'can't be racist' needs to be buried as well.
    Of course minorities can be bigots. But it's wrong wrong wrong wrong to dismiss legitimate grievances expressed by minorities over race as just racism. Talking about race isn't racism. Discrimination based on race is.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Of course minorities can be bigots. But it's wrong wrong wrong wrong to dismiss legitimate grievances expressed by minorities over race as just racism. Talking about race isn't racism. Discrimination based on race is.
    Of course it's racism and nobody says the grievances are necessarily legitimate. Talking about race isn't racism, but taking race into consideration with regard to an individual's credibility most certainly is. That's what people like Sharpton do constantly.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    I think he is .... and Jesse Jackson is another racist too.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Sharpton definitely being one of them. If people can brand Imus a racist, Sharpton easily fits the mold as well.

    All must be equal.
    Since when does the definition of racist depend on what people call Don Imus.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    I don't see how a black man who plays politics in a white man's world could avoid commenting on Racism. Nor can I see a Black man with the platform to work toward changing the situation for other black people in this society, not taking advantage of it...he would be a coward.

    Racist No....Todays Martin Luther King....Hell No!

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    He's a grammatically challenged opportunist and a professional martyr, but I don't believe he's racist.
    Have you ever seen him go to the defense of a white person?
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