Started by Sick Of Silence, September 26, 2021, 12:26:14 PM
QuoteThe Reverend Al Sharpton come to Del Rio to denounce the treatment of Haitian asylum seekers who illegally crossed into Texas from Mexico near the Del Rio International Bridge. But before Sharpton could speak he was shouted down by at least two in the audience of news media reporters.
Quote5. Sharpton has frequently sparked controversy with his strident language. During a rally in Brooklyn, he called white people "crackers."6. After a car in a Hasidic rabbi's motorcade killed a 7-year-old black boy in Brooklyn in 1991, Sharpton referred to the Hasidic Jews as "diamond merchants" and said "if the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house." Shortly afterward, an innocent Hasidic Jewish student visiting the area from Australia was set upon by a mob and stabbed to death.7. In 1995, an African-American Pentecostal church in Harlem, New York, asked a Jewish tenant of one of its properties, Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict a black-run record store that was subletting part of the property. Sharpton showed up outside Freddie's vowing to a crowd: "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."Two weeks before Christmas that year, Freddie's was attacked by a man in the crowd who shot several customers and then set fire to the building with a flammable liquid, killing seven employees. Sharpton subsequently apologized for his "white interloper" remark, but vehemently denied responsibility for the violence.8. Speaking at a college in 1994, Sharpton referred to gay men as "homos."9. When Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was running for president in 2007, Sharpton said: "As for the Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyway."