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Al Sharpton: Civil Rights Leader (Black Americans of by Wayne D'Orio

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It’s like asking do I support black marriage or white marriage,” he said. ” Sharpton also spoke out against cruelty to animals, making a video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The introduction to his book plainly stated his goals: It’s time for a leader who understands that our greatest strength is our differences. And being united—not just presenting a united front—is our greatest weapon. The next leader for this country must be able to look at all America Political Aspirations and see her for what she will become and then work tirelessly to see her become it.

In a tough campaign, he did not go negative. He said he had an agenda. S. Senate gather on the WABC-TV set in New York City during their televised debate. From left the candidates are Al Sharpton, Robert Abrams, Liz Holtzman, and Geraldine Ferraro. democracy. He borrowed a technique from Jackson and stayed in people’s houses as he traveled. “The campaign became like a crusade,” he wrote. Sharpton spent just $63,000—a miniscule amount compared with his opponents. Polls estimated he would get 5 percent of the vote.

When asked about the Brawley incident by this author during an interview in early 2010, Sharpton might have shown a hint of contrition. He said it is not mentioned much anymore and people have accepted that he believed the teenager and that he will not apologize for believing her. “When Duke happened and I didn’t go, people said, well he didn’t go knee-jerk. It’s surprising how many people on the right wing say Tawana Brawley and Duke. ” Sharpton was referencing the case in 2006 when an African-American exotic dancer claimed that three white Duke University lacrosse players sexually assaulted her at a party.

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