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Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, owe Duke lacrosse team an apology

 

They would, but they are currently too busy burning Don Imus at the stake to comment.

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My new rock band.............

 

 

The Nappy-Haired Ho's

"Somebody say Ho! (HO)!! Now somebody, anybody SCREAM (Nappyyyyyyyy!!)" :bananamac:

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At least we'll still be able to watch the "Charlie Rose" show! Actually, for all anyone knows, Rose is calling women "nappy-headed hos" on TV every night since no one has ever seen his show. :rofl2:

 

Great read, thanks Whip!

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Awesome read. Finally somebody with a brain inside his head!!

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Im sick of this shit, im an Irish WHITE AMERICAN!!! and the gers' can say whatever they want to say, the illegals can do whatever they want to do, they both can have whatever they want to have and then degrade the white population of americans, the ones that's grandparents, parents, etc came here, learned the language, built this country to what it is today, and now they are destroying it, piece by sorry piece, and if we say a goddamn fucking word about anything, were fucking racist!!! they are they racist fucks, and they are playing off of our good will, and our manners, because we (and that's of any color or race) that are middle class americans, that work and enjoy what little enjoyment we get would just as soon not say anything then get into conflict, well what the fuck do those dumb gers have anything to do with anything, I wish I had a national outlet, I would be the counter voice, anytime those 2 stupid self induced out of line gers said a fucking word about anything, I would make it my responsibility to make sure that they were so hammered they wouldnt dare open those big fucking lips, that put themselves back on the chain! now im sorry and im not trying to stereotype, but stereo types don't get made up out of fiction, and I try not to be racist, but who gives a fuck, they are kicking the whites down and silencing them with their own political correctness, and I for one am not blind or stupid, and I do see it, and I don't owe them one fucking thing, nor will I give them one fucking thing, and at that I wont give them my country so my daughter has to deal with it when Im dead, but what the fuck can average citizens do, we don't have a leader, the middle class doesnt have a voice, or a way to be heard, how can we call for Anarchy, and Nihilism??? theres got to be a way! Im dead serious, shit like this is scary, what the fuck do those stupid gers have anything to do with Imus or the Duke kids? nothing! not a fucking thing! they just open there big fucking mouths anytime they can play the race card, and other then that you dont hear a fucking word from them! guys! am I a Biggot? a racist? mean spirited? hateful? if how I feel is any of those things to you guys, tell me, please, because It burns my blood, maybe i'll go over and do a poll on it!

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Imus has been fired from his radio program as of about an hour ago...

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Sharpton & Jackson are nothing but Ambulance Chasers! ;) Well thier Racists too, but everyone already knew that. :D

Why couldn't the guy who stabbed Sharpton all those years ago have succeeded??? :axe:

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This thread is useless. I am not here to defend anyone. Imus said a stupid, senseless, hurtful thing and he paid for it. Just like anyone should have. As for Jackson and Sharpton, well I am not their biggest fan. We see them from a white American perspective. If the media wants them portrayed as racists, then that is what we will see. We won't hear about anything good they do. I am not saying there is any good, just that we won't know unless the media wants us to. Sharpton comes down on the rapper for their portrayal of women and the like pretty hard. Again not defending, but they want a better America for blacks just like I would hope you want for whites/latinos/asians. What needs to happen is everyone needs to hope for a better America for Americans. I personally found comments in this thread as offensive as anything Imus/Sharpton/Jackson have ever said. I am not sure people are really thinking before they post. Anyone ever seen me? I could be black, asian, white, latino or gay. By no means am I the moral barometer for HH. I am sure that is a job I would fail at, but I find that blaming everyone but Imus for Imus' downfall is wrong.

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This thread is useless. I am not here to defend anyone. Imus said a stupid, senseless, hurtful thing and he paid for it. Just like anyone should have. As for Jackson and Sharpton, well I am not their biggest fan. We see them from a white American perspective. If the media wants them portrayed as racists, then that is what we will see. We won't hear about anything good they do. I am not saying there is any good, just that we won't know unless the media wants us to. Sharpton comes down on the rapper for their portrayal of women and the like pretty hard. Again not defending, but they want a better America for blacks just like I would hope you want for whites/latinos/asians. What needs to happen is everyone needs to hope for a better America for Americans. I personally found comments in this thread as offensive as anything Imus/Sharpton/Jackson have ever said. I am not sure people are really thinking before they post. Anyone ever seen me? I could be black, asian, white, latino or gay. By no means am I the moral barometer for HH. I am sure that is a job I would fail at, but I find that blaming everyone but Imus for Imus' downfall is wrong.

Hey man you like Sharpton and Jackson, fine. That's your right but you are no better than them trying to shove your idealogies in my face. I for one believe that Imus did no wrong. Whatever happened to free speech. Did he incite a riot against the Rutgers basketball team? No. Did he tell all whites that the basketball team should be lynched? No. He said what was on his mind and if you don't like it, most radios have some kind of a dial. Use it and play something that you might listen to. Now I am not an Imus fan. I haven't listened to him since he was semi-relevant before Stern. I think he's a blow hard with almost nothing good to say but I turn the station. That's my right just as it's his right to say what he wants as long as it does not incite a riot or public safety, there is nothing illegal and nothing wrong with what he said.

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This thread is useless. I am not here to defend anyone. Imus said a stupid, senseless, hurtful thing and he paid for it. Just like anyone should have. As for Jackson and Sharpton, well I am not their biggest fan. We see them from a white American perspective. If the media wants them portrayed as racists, then that is what we will see. We won't hear about anything good they do. I am not saying there is any good, just that we won't know unless the media wants us to. Sharpton comes down on the rapper for their portrayal of women and the like pretty hard. Again not defending, but they want a better America for blacks just like I would hope you want for whites/latinos/asians. What needs to happen is everyone needs to hope for a better America for Americans. I personally found comments in this thread as offensive as anything Imus/Sharpton/Jackson have ever said. I am not sure people are really thinking before they post. Anyone ever seen me? I could be black, asian, white, latino or gay. By no means am I the moral barometer for HH. I am sure that is a job I would fail at, but I find that blaming everyone but Imus for Imus' downfall is wrong.

Hey man you like Sharpton and Jackson, fine. That's your right but you are no better than them trying to shove your idealogies in my face. I for one believe that Imus did no wrong. Whatever happened to free speech. Did he incite a riot against the Rutgers basketball team? No. Did he tell all whites that the basketball team should be lynched? No. He said what was on his mind and if you don't like it, most radios have some kind of a dial. Use it and play something that you might listen to. Now I am not an Imus fan. I haven't listened to him since he was semi-relevant before Stern. I think he's a blow hard with almost nothing good to say but I turn the station. That's my right just as it's his right to say what he wants as long as it does not incite a riot or public safety, there is nothing illegal and nothing wrong with what he said.

 

Idealogies? See it how you want. I didn't spout idealogies. If you aren't for a better America, I apologize. Free speech is all well and fine and I never said he should have been fired. What I said was that he paid for them. I feel like comments like that should be paid for. Should I choose the punishment? No. The powers that be bowed to the majority, and I guarantee it wasn't just the black majority. There are consequences. Free speech or not people need to be held accountable for their actions. White, black, latino or the rest. I actually said that I was not a fan of theirs. I also said there may not be any good there. If there were, we would never know. Did I say they had a right to hang Imus? Pretty sure I didn't. As for Imus doing no wrong, well if you think racist comments from anyone aren't wrong then I don't know what to say. By riot, I assume you are referring to the Duke debacle. You have a point there. Those kids were fucked over. Wrongly accused and put through hell. Accused by and attacked by the black public and so on. I just wonder how strongly you felt when Kobe Bryant had a white woman wrongly accuse him of rape. I chose not to listen to Imus a long time before this mess. I agree, he's a blow hard. Illegal no. Wrong yes. My opinion sure. Radios have dials and threads have a link you have to click before you go into them. Your choice.

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OK I took your comment the wrong way but I still feel that he did no wrong. Things probably would have played out without Sharpton and Jackson. Advertisers and listeners probably would have dwindled and Imus would have been no more. There has been worse said by the black community about blacks and whites and dare I say, no repercussions. Amazing. Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock and others like them make millions spewing this hate. BET after hours is a white hate-fest. Yet nothing is done. Imus says "nappy haired hos" and he's burned at the stake? What a crock.

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I for one am for a better America, and for that to happen people need to start looking at one's actions and not at their comments. People today are so ultra sensitive about everything that it's impossible to make any comment about anyone without adding "and I don't want this to sound like I don't like (such and such person) because I really do and think they are great, but...". Perfect example is Mike and Mike In The Morning. They cannot make one disparaging remark about anyone without adding their little ass kiss intro.

 

I'll be honest, I've never really paid much attention to Don Imus before this incident and I'm sure most of the country is the same way. But I do understand that he is and has been involved with charities that have benefitted many people in this country. Yet, one little joking comment (that I agree was certainly not the brightest thing to say), which he has apologised for numerous times, leads to him losing his job. It's unfortunate, but that is the state of this country. Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? Certainly not the case in today's world.

 

I am of the belief that we can only start to make this country a better place when we stop looking at and treating men and women as colors, and see and treat them as people, but that is a long, long way from ever happening.

 

I could just go to town on this subject but it's really not appropriate for this type of community and I probably spewed too much already, but it's something I believe pretty strongly in.

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I don't even see the racial slant to what Imus said, before those 2 walking yaks made it a racial debunkle! there is a girl from my neighborhood here in Ogden Utah that plays on that Rutgers team, she's white, do you think those 2 yaks were speaking on her behalf???? do you think she knows she's white???? this is absolutely the most irresponsible display of racial hatred that can be displayed short of a race war I can think of, these people (Jackson and Sharpton) could care less if you or your children have a better america, there goal is a blacker america, Hey Im not insensitive, I cant help but feel for those people brought here as slaves, but you no what? not one of those fuckers is still alive, nor is there owners, and Irish and Chinese were brought here as slaves to work on the railroads, but the difference is the Irish and Chinese arent still crying about it playing the victim roll, take responsibility for your own actions, just like Imus is taking it for the actions of those 2 freeloaders, the tables arent turning, there being pulled down, nobody is ever going to get along, and when you have street level mentality in places of public trust, it only calls for total chaos, and the silent majority wont stay silent forever, and that I promise!!!

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The biggest problem in all of this is the screaming DOUBLE STANDARD that is applied to white celebrities/politicians/athletes/etc. versus that which is applied to minorities. In the name of political correctness we villify and pillorize "the evil white man" for being "obviously" a racist by default, yet minority figures can say the most VILE and reprehensible things and it's either overlooked or outright condoned in a subconscious attempt to make up for an institution that was abolished in 1865.

 

Don't make the mistake of thinking for a moment that Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton want "an even playing field." Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most self-proclaimed activists and proponents of affirmative action want a system and policies that gives clear preference to minorities over nonminorities (see quotas and set-asides).

 

The end result of it all is a country where Oprah Winfrey, who makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year, has more governmental assistance resources and programs available to her because (1) she's black, and (2) she's a woman, than a white guy in West Virginia making $15,000 a year. Point blank: that's fucked up.

 

I'd better stop, because I could rave about the sorry state of political correctness run amok all day long...

 

-Dan

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The biggest problem in all of this is the screaming DOUBLE STANDARD that is applied to white celebrities/politicians/athletes/etc. versus that which is applied to minorities. In the name of political correctness we villify and pillorize "the evil white man" for being "obviously" a racist by default, yet minority figures can say the most VILE and reprehensible things and it's either overlooked or outright condoned in a subconscious attempt to make up for an institution that was abolished in 1865.

 

Don't make the mistake of thinking for a moment that Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton want "an even playing field." Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most self-proclaimed activists and proponents of affirmative action want a system and policies that gives clear preference to minorities over nonminorities (see quotas and set-asides).

 

The end result of it all is a country where Oprah Winfrey, who makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year, has more governmental assistance resources and programs available to her because (1) she's black, and (2) she's a woman, than a white guy in West Virginia making $15,000 a year. Point blank: that's fucked up.

 

I'd better stop, because I could rave about the sorry state of political correctness run amok all day long...

 

-Dan

And than Oprah goes and spends her "hard earned" AMERICAN MONEY and opens schools in South Africa.How about the kid in her home town of Chicago....are ther no kids there that need assistant.How about taking care of our own first.This is the country that made her rich and famous..start here first

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The biggest problem in all of this is the screaming DOUBLE STANDARD that is applied to white celebrities/politicians/athletes/etc. versus that which is applied to minorities. In the name of political correctness we villify and pillorize "the evil white man" for being "obviously" a racist by default, yet minority figures can say the most VILE and reprehensible things and it's either overlooked or outright condoned in a subconscious attempt to make up for an institution that was abolished in 1865.

 

Don't make the mistake of thinking for a moment that Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton want "an even playing field." Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most self-proclaimed activists and proponents of affirmative action want a system and policies that gives clear preference to minorities over nonminorities (see quotas and set-asides).

 

The end result of it all is a country where Oprah Winfrey, who makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year, has more governmental assistance resources and programs available to her because (1) she's black, and (2) she's a woman, than a white guy in West Virginia making $15,000 a year. Point blank: that's fucked up.

 

I'd better stop, because I could rave about the sorry state of political correctness run amok all day long...

 

-Dan

And if you don't stop Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will picket outside the Heavy Harmonies main offices until you are fired for the disparaging remarks you were THINKING!!!! :rofl2:

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My feelings toward Jackson and Sharpton - especially Sharpton - verge on pure, absolute hatred. And I don't "hate" anyone (else). These two hypocrites are two of the most morally fucked up people on the face of the planet and it disgusts me that they get the amount of attention that they do basically for doing nothing but stirring up shit and spreading racism and hate whenever and wherever possible. They both need to be brought to task and made to be accountable for everything they've done over the years. This was posted on another message board and I wish the writer could be given a medal for doing this story:

 

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The Nine Lives of Al Sharpton

By John Perazzo

FrontPageMagazine.com | April 12, 2007

 

By now everyone knows about the recent idiotic remarks that longtime broadcaster Don Imus made last week about some black members of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, to whom he referred as “nappy-headed hos.” Imus’ words require no comment; their stupidity is clear to all.

 

What is not at all clear, however, is why Al Sharpton has become Imus’ de facto confessor in this case. On Monday, the shock jock contritely appeared on Sharpton’s radio program and apologized for his stupid statements. Sharpton, for his part, slid into his customary moral preening routine and denounced Imus’ comments of last week as “racist” and “abominable,” adding that the broadcaster “should be fired” for what he had said. “I accept his apology,” Sharpton later elaborated, “just as I want his bosses to accept his resignation.” Moreover, Sharpton vowed to picket Imus’ New York radio home, WFAN-AM, unless the broadcaster was fired within a week for having “use[d] the airwaves for sexist and racist remarks.”

 

When one considers the multitude of hurtful, malicious, deceitful things Al Sharpton himself has said and done over the years—chiefly for the purpose of justifying his own existence as a proverbial shepherd dutifully shielding black Americans from the white racist wolves that supposedly surround them all times—it is beyond incredible not only that he hosts his own radio program, but that anyone on earth should take seriously anything he has to say.

 

Sharpton’s career as a public liar and racial arsonist began in earnest two decades ago when he injected himself into the case of 16-year-old Tawana Brawley, who in November 1987 claimed that she had been repeatedly raped and sodomized for four days by six white kidnappers, at least one of whom was wearing a police badge. She further alleged that her assailants had chopped off some of her hair, forced her to perform oral sex on them, urinated into her mouth, smeared her clothing with feces, and covered her chest with racial slurs before finally depositing her in a wooded area of Wappingers Falls, a town in Dutchess County, New York. It was among the most disturbing tales in living memory.

 

Al Sharpton quickly assumed the role of special adviser to Miss Brawley and thereafter worked closely with the girl’s attorneys, C. Vernon Mason (who, later in his career, would be convicted of 66 counts of professional misconduct and disbarred from the legal profession) and Alton Maddox (who has publicly expressed his profound hatred for white people). Lamenting that their client had fallen prey to “certain elements that have constantly antagonized the black community, including the Ku Klux Klan and law-enforcement personnel,” Sharpton and the Brawley lawyers demanded that New York Governor Mario Cuomo appoint a special prosecutor to the case and publicly charged that “high-level” local law enforcement officials were involved in the crime—an allegation that led to numerous death threats against members of the Dutchess County police department. Sharpton further demanded that New York Attorney General Robert Abrams be removed from the case because of an alleged “relationship” between Abrams and the Dutchess County sheriff who was, according to Sharpton, “a suspect in this case.” Sharpton insisted that there was “absolutely no way” that his client would talk to Abrams. “That’s like asking someone who watched someone killed in the gas chamber to sit down with Mr. Hitler,” he said.

 

So the case dragged on, week after week, with Brawley refusing to speak to even a single investigator—ostensibly because she feared that as an African American she would be unable to get a fair hearing.

 

Then at a March 1988 news conference, Sharpton and the attorneys fingered Stephen Pagones, Dutchess County’s assistant district attorney, as one of their client’s attackers. Further accusing district attorney William Grady of trying to cover up Pagones’ involvement in the crime, they demanded that Governor Cuomo immediately arrest the two “suspects.” When asked what evidence they could provide to substantiate their charges, Sharpton and his cohorts were evasive, saying only that they would reveal the facts when the time was right.

 

Three months later something very important happened: a Sharpton aide named Perry McKinnon stepped forward to make a remarkable series of disclosures. A former police officer, private investigator, and director of security at a Brooklyn Hospital, McKinnon revealed that “Sharpton acknowledged to me early on that ‘The [brawley] story do sound like bull---t, but it don’t matter. We’re building a movement. This is the perfect issue. Because you’ve got whites on blacks. That’s an easy way to stir up all the deprived people, who would want to believe and who would believe—and all [you’ve] got to do is convince them—that all white people are bad. Then you’ve got a movement.” Explaining that Sharpton was methodically “building an atmosphere” for a race war, McKinnon continued: “Sharpton told me it don’t matter whether any whites did it or not. Something happened to her...even if Tawana done it to herself.” To prove his truthfulness, McKinnon submitted to a lie detector test administered on camera and passed all questions.

 

In the autumn of 1988, after conducting an exhaustive review of the facts, a grand jury released its report showing beyond any doubt that the entire Tawana Brawley story had been fabricated, and that at least $1 million of New York taxpayers’ money had been spent to investigate a colossal hoax.

 

Sharpton, however, would concede nothing. He continued to reiterate his claim that Brawley had been brutalized by a gang of whites. In February 1989, he told a Spin magazine interviewer, without the barest shred of proof, that Stephen Pagones had privately confessed to the crime. Sharpton further asserted, falsely, that Brawley’s gang-rape allegations had been confirmed by medical tests whose results were—conveniently—in C. Vernon Mason’s exclusive possession. And finally, for good measure, he lamented that Miss Brawley had tragically fallen prey to a barbaric “white supremist [sic] cult ritual.”

 

When Pagones sued Sharpton for defamation of character in 1997, the latter portrayed himself as a wrongly persecuted man of honor who, mysteriously, could “no longer recall” having made a number of his slanderous accusations against Pagones and other law-enforcement officials years earlier. When asked whether he had made even the slightest attempt to verify Brawley’s allegations about Pagones before going public with them, Sharpton self-righteously retorted, “I would not engage in sex talk with a 15-year-old girl.”

 

Pagones won a court judgment against Sharpton for $345,000, which Sharpton never paid. Moreover, during the decade prior to Pagones’ long-awaited vindication in court, the former prosecutor had suffered constant stress and anxiety (exacerbated by numerous death threats from Sharpton’s credulous followers) that contributed heavily to the devastating dissolution of Pagones’ marriage and the virtual ruin of his life.

 

In comparison to what Sharpton did, Don Imus’ recent transgression seems rather minor, doesn’t it? And unlike Imus, Sharpton has never—in twenty years—had the courage or the decency to acknowledge what he did and to apologize for it. Never.

 

 

But the Brawley hoax was merely one of the early chapters in Sharpton’s long career as a peddler of racial grievance. Consider his response to the 1989 case of a white female jogger who was raped and beaten nearly to death in New York’s Central Park by a gang of at least 30 black and Hispanic teenagers who later acknowledged that they had specifically set out to target a white woman. Fracturing her skull with a lead pipe and mutilating her face with a brick, the assailants left the woman for dead. She lost three quarters of her blood in the attack and was so badly mangled that even her boyfriend was able to recognize her only by a familiar ring on her finger. When investigators later asked one of the attackers why he had tried to smash the victim skull, he candidly replied, “It was fun.” A multiracial jury convicted several of the defendants on the basis of their own confessions. But Sharpton, who served as an adviser to the boys’ families, said the defendants had been framed by a racist justice system. At one point during the trial, he escorted Tawana Brawley into the courtroom in an attempt to illustrate the alleged inequities of that system. “Those boys aren’t guilty for what happened to the jogger,” Sharpton said. “This is just like the old Scottsboro Boys case.”

 

 

 

Sharpton smelled more blood in 1991, when anti-Semitic riots in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section erupted after a seven-year old black child named Gavin Cato was accidentally killed by a car driven by a Hasidic Jew. Neighborhood residents were enraged by the boy’s death, and within three hours a black mob had murdered an innocent rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, in retribution. At Gavin Cato’s funeral, Sharpton criticized the Jewish community and thereafter organized a series of massive, angry demonstrations. He declared that Cato’s death was not merely the result of a car accident, but rather “the social accident of apartheid.” The contentious activist then challenged local Jews—who he derisively characterized as “diamond merchants” —to “pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house” to settle the score. Finally he claimed, without proof, that the Jewish driver had run over the Cato child while in a drunken stupor.

 

Stirred in part by such rhetoric and false accusations, hundreds of Crown Heights blacks took violently to the streets, pelting Jewish homes with rocks, setting vehicles on fire, and shouting “Jew! Jew!” The riots continued for three days and nights. Sharpton’s response: “We must not reprimand our children for outrage, when it is the outrage that was put in them by an oppressive system.” Five days after the original car accident that had triggered the violence, Sharpton led 400 shouting protesters through the heart of the Crown Heights Jewish community, shouting “No justice, no peace!” The relentless Sharpton even traveled to Israel to search for the driver who had run over Gavin Cato. When angry Israeli onlookers taunted Sharpton with shouts of “Go to hell,” he replied: “I am in hell!”

 

In 1995, Sharpton led his National Action Network in an ugly boycott against Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem, New York. The boycott started when Freddy’s owners announced that because they wanted to expand their own business, they would no longer sublet part of their store to a black-owned record shop. The street leader of the boycott, Morris Powell, was the head of Sharpton’s “Buy Black” Committee. Repeatedly referring to the Jewish proprietors of Freddy’s as “crackers,” Powell and his fellow protesters menacingly told passersby, “Keep [going] right on past Freddy’s, he’s one of the greedy Jew bastards killing our [black] people. Don’t give the Jew a dime.”

 

All of this occurred under the watchful, approving eye of Sharpton, who provided some additional sound bites for the media: “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street…There is a systematic and methodical strategy to eliminate our people from doing business on 125th Street….[O]ne of our brothers...is now being threatened.” Sharpton exhorted blacks to join “the struggle brother Powell and I are engaged in.” The subsequent picketing became increasingly violent in tone until one of the protesters eventually shot four whites inside the store and then set the building on fire—killing seven employees, most of whom were Hispanics.

 

 

 

One wonders why Al Sharpton’s apparently delicate sensibilities—as evidenced by his current snit over Imus’ comments—were undisturbed by the incessant, ugly rhetoric that accompanied the Freddy’s boycott. Equally inexplicable is how someone with Sharpton’s professed abhorrence for racial insensitivity could have spent so many years as a strong supporter of the late Khalid Abdul Muhammad, whose vulgar diatribes against whites were too incendiary for even Louis Farrakhan to condone.

 

 

 

Perhaps you remember Mr. Muhammad, who publicly referred to Jews as “slumlords in the black community” who are busy “sucking our [black’] blood on a daily and consistent basis”; who said that Jews had provoked Adolf Hitler when they “went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped”; who said that blacks, in retribution against South African whites of the apartheid era, should “kill the women,…kill the children,…kill the babies,…kill the blind,…kill the crippled,…kill the faggot,…kill the lesbian,…kill them all”; who praised Colin Ferguson, a black man who had shot some twenty white and Asian commuters (killing six of them) in a racially motivated 1993 shooting spree aboard a New York commuter train, as a hero who possessed the courage to “just kill every goddamn cracker that he saw”; who advised blacks that “[t]here are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes”; who told a Donahue television audience in May 1994 that “[t]here is a little bit of Hitler in all white people”; and who characterized black conservatives as “boot-licking, butt-licking, bamboozled, half-baked, half-fried, sissified, punkified, pasteurized, homogenized Nigger.”

 

Perhaps you think that an individual who could utter such filth must be a hollow-headed racist. Well, Al Sharpton did not think so, not by any means. In fact, Sharpton actually lauded Muhammad for being nothing less than “a very articulate and courageous brother.”

 

 

 

But such an evaluation makes perfect sense for someone who, like Sharpton, loathes white people and considers them the scourge of humanity. In December 1998, for instance, Sharpton hosted an AIDS forum in Harlem which featured a dozen guest speakers, all but one of whom professed to believe that the disease had actually been engineered by white racists as a tool for genocide against blacks.

 

At another public event, Sharpton declared: “White folks was in caves while we was building empires...We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

 

 

 

Yet today Al Sharpton casts himself as a moral arbiter qualified to pass judgment on the words and actions of an aging broadcaster who recently uttered some stupid remarks that are no more offensive or insipid than a thousand other things he has said during his long radio career. Sharpton contends that Imus no longer has a moral right to hold a job in the industry where he has worked for more than four decades. But if Imus is unfit to be a broadcaster, by what calculus could anyone conclude that Sharpton himself merits a job behind a microphone? The episodes discussed in this article barely scratch the surface of what Sharpton has done to poison race relations for more than 20 years.

 

 

 

If Imus deserves to be fired, clearly, so does Sharpton. <<

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