Al Sharpton is not interested in racial reconciliation. His latest comments about the Royal Wedding is all the evidence a person needs to see that he’s a racist and a racial divider.
Sharpton claimed that the marriage of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and the mixed-race actress Meghan Markle is evidence that white supremacy is about to die. “When you got little white girls in Wales saying, ‘I want to be like Meghan,’ there’s a shift worldwide that white male supremacy is on its last breath,” Sharpton said.
“When you have little white girls in Arkansas look up and say, ‘I want to be beautiful and smart like Michelle Obama,” he continued. “I want to dress like the Obama girls (Sasha and Malia), that’s where that white supremacy is questioned. White parents in their living room say, ‘We’ve got to do something.’ That’s what Trump played on.”
You knew Sharpton was going to work Trump into his story. The real fear is among Democrats who see that there is disenchantment with the Democrat Party. The people who are questioning the stranglehold the Democrat party has had on the Black majority are successfful blacks who are financially success in their own right — they earned it!
Where Sharpton sees race, most people see achievement regardless of race. There are many Black, Hispanic, Asian, and mixed race people who are admired and respected. But Sharpton can’t allow such thinking to stand on its own. He has to make it about race so he can exploit the division and keep real and lasting racial reconciliation at bay.
Markle has denounced “scrutiny of her background and ethnicity as ‘disheartening, adding that she would prefer people to see her for who she is.”
“You know it’s it’s a shame that that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that or that that would be discriminatory in that sense but I think you know at the end of the day I’m really just proud of who I am and where I come from, and we have never put any focus on that.” (Breitbart)
Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are shakedown artists. They have been described as “poverty pimps.” Helping black Americans is their stated cause, but their efforts over the years have only enriched them and kept racial animosity at a fever pitch.
This isn’t anything new. Booker T. Washington (c. 1856–1915) warned about “problem profiteers” within the black community in his book My Larger Education (1911):
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
They are not interested in bringing blacks and whites together. If they were successful, they would be out of a job. It’s similar to what’s taking place in the Middle East. The Muslim radicals don’t want peace. If peace ever came to the region, a lot of people wouldn’t know what to do with themselves…