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December 7th, 2014
03:02 PM ET

The many hats of MSNBC's Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton is an activist, a fund-raiser for his civil rights organization, and an informal advisor to President Obama and the mayor of New York City. So is it problematic that he also hosts a talk show on MSNBC? Brian Stelter speaks with National Urban League president Marc Morial, West Angeles Church of God in Christ minister Johnathan Gentry , and NY1 host and CNN commentator Errol Louis.


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  1. James

    The author doesn't realize that many slave owners were black and most slaves were white-usually Irish prisoners. Only after the invention and use of the cotton gin in the early 19th century were black slaves imported in greater numbers than whites. After slavery was ended, white indentured servitude continued for decades-not to mention the labor abuses of the Industrial Revolution.
    Infant and adult mortality was extremely high in the USA until the 1960's-and life expectancy short until about the same period.
    The Irish were treated worse and discriminated against more throughout USA history than the blacks ever were-until the 1950's and JFK's election in the 60's. White poverty was out of control in this country until the 'war on poverty,' actually began by RFK and JFK, was completed by LBJ.
    The point is the "house negro" scenario never existed except in recreations by Hollywood and Marxist versions of history. Almost all people, rich and poor, lived short brutish lives and died young of even simple infections.
    Blacks who use past slavery and discrimination as excuses for hate and failures invoke history that never happened.
    One immigrant group after another has taken advantage of reverse discrimination and passed blacks by.
    Time for blacks to wake up or continue to die out. The descendants of American native blacks from the 19th century and earlier are down to 8% of the population.
    Another 4% of the usa population that identifies itself as black in the census is actually recently immigrated Latinos and Africans.

    December 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  2. m marino

    Woaha mark,....God left us PLENTY OF INSTRUCTIONS of how to walk. If sharpie wants the title AND OBVIOUS TAX CREDITS of a preacherman, THE ABOVE EXAMPLES SHOWED WHERE HE AND LEADING OTHRERS ON THE BROAD ROAD OF DESTRUCTION. I can not put enough emphasis on where this is taking the souls of so many but if they know anything of God's word, the narrow path is what they should be on.
    As an 'activist" he's using the tools of alinsky...DEDICATED TO LUCIFER. God has NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with THAT.

    December 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  3. m marino

    NO sharpie is not teaching the word of God nor should he be labeled as such, more like the wolf in sheep clothing.
    1. FORGIVENESS should be the message, words that heal but it absolutely must include forgivenss.
    2. REVENGE IS FOR THE LORD and yet...he was pretty much silent on that. That is called LIES BY OMMISSION.
    3. Bearing FALSE WITNESS. When he continues the message of 'hands up don't shoot" the forencis have already proven THAT WAS NOT THE CASE.
    Those are 3 major points for preacherman but one has only to see his fruits to know the tree. ROTTEN.

    December 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Reply

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