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In 1994, Sharpton delivered this crudely bigoted gem of Afrocentrism in a speech at Kean College: “White folks was [sic] in caves while we was [sic] building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them [sic] Greek homos ever got around to it.” Imagine the left’s gleeful uproar if Rush Limbaugh were guilty of such a racist and anti-gay – not to mention illiterate – comment.
In 1995, Sharpton led NAN in a racially charged boycott against Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem. The street leader of the boycott was also the head of Sharpton’s “Buy Black” Committee. The protesters warned passersby not to patronize the “crackers” and “the greedy Jew bastards [who are] killing our [black] people.” Some boycotters openly threatened violence against whites and Jews – all at the instigation of Sharpton, who referred to the Freddy’s proprietors as “white interlopers.” One of the protesters ended up shooting four whites inside the store and setting the building on fire – killing seven employees, mostly Hispanics.
In a 2003 speech sponsored by Harvard Law School, Sharpton characterized Republicans as racists who “cut taxes for the rich while [they] strangle the poor”; compared black Republicans Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice to house slaves; declared that “white male land owners” were in control of the United States; and asserted that the descendants of the white men who “used to buy [blacks], now they rent ‘em.”
Reverend Al invariably sides with the most America-hating radicals this country has spawned, from Louis Farrakhan to Malik Zulu Shabazz to Cindy Sheehan to Jeremiah Wright to Barack Obama, whom he once claimed he spoke to “two or three times a week.”
Wherever there is what the left labels “social injustice,” you can be sure Al Sharpton will be there, encouraging the mob with unintentionally comic exhortations like this: “resist we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.” Wherever the opportunity arises to inflame racial tensions, you will be sure to find Rev. Al, such as when he participated in the hyped uproar over the recent Trayvon Martin shooting (a case about which he has warned, with typical projection, that we must “not get caught in the divisive tactics that some would like us to fall into”). Wherever chaos can be sown or exploited and non-blacks “dehumanized,” you will find shameless Al Sharpton engaged in his “long history of fear and smear.”
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