The Rev. Sharpton's agenda
But, alas, it was not to be...
He's right in this much (from the AP)
So far, so good...preach on, right?
"We have got to get out of this gangster mentality, acting as if gangsterism and blackness are synonymous," Sharpton said Thursday at the annual conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.
"I think we've allowed a whole generation of young people to feel that if they're focused, they're not black enough. If they speak well and act well, they're acting white, and there's nothing more racist than that."
Well, not really... He goes way out of bounds as well:
The key to leadership is taking the initiative to change things, said Sharpton. He said his National Action Network is just one group willing to help young black leaders get into politics.POLITICS!!??
What good is that, except to derive a short-term political gain for your godfather party?
What a hack!
If the good Reverend were truly interested in helping young blacks, he would not be thinking of ways to get them into politics. He would be telling them to work hard, get a real job, and be a model citizen (i.e. the opposite of Democratic politics).
Notice he was speaking to a group of journalists who will ignore the newsworthiness of his hacktivism and focus on what made sense.