Why we listen to Al Sharpton

Why we listen to Al Sharpton

There are 1 comment on the New York Daily News story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Why we listen to Al Sharpton. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

President Lyndon B. Johnson redeemed himself from being a segregationist, simply and powerfully, by signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#1 Feb 25, 2013
One black politician, whom I shall not name, is a dear friend of mine. After he was abusively called the n-word during an uproar at a public meeting, he held meetings with Reverend Al Sharpton. Later on, he told me that he decided to let it go because " what Sharpton is really all about is not justice but money."

Even in this land of free speech we have anti-slander laws, and I am not concretely accusing him of any specific misdeed. But I say this bluntly, I don't trust him. Too many black politicians today use Martin Luther King's mantle but carry on questionable politics. And while "whitey" is blamed for everything, the real losers are ordinary African-Americans whose life goes nowhere.

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