I am NOT a fan and never have cared for Al Sharpton. Sharpton, however, is at least reacting to things that are happening even if he gets way carried away at times. Sharpton does, at least, force people who would otherwise close their drapes and eyes to at least know something is happening.
Others like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee simply lie about America, present revisionist American history and propaganda that would have made Goebbels proud. They then have the audacity to pretend that since everybody else does not follow their perverted version of faith and god means that somehow their religious freedom is being denied. That is pure garbage.
America also is not and never has been intended to be a...'Christian' nation.
The recurring and bottom feeding Republican and Conservative strategy of finding bogeymen whether white, black, 'liberal,' progressive, atheist, Jewish, not your preferred Christian denomination, or - god forbid - Muslim...take your pick...does not matter.
People like Sharpton are a symptom and absolutely not a cause. Organizations like ALEC, however, and others like Americans for Prosperity...are a cause.
Americans, like so many on this post site who have been taught to be afraid of everything and everybody else - and especially when they themselves don't understand - are both a symptom AND a primary cause.
Do you all read anything, but the exact same material that you know will make you feel better about yourself; that deliberately doesn't accurately represent what's actually happening.
There has, in fact, been at least a handful of additional murders by police of black men including one 12 year old boy. That is not due to Sharpton... That is a racist, classist and out of control system with its tragic apologists who, in many cases, yearn for a return to antebellum America.
Do any of you have any shame whatsoever?