The Reverend Al Sharpton has been an activist for all his public days. He was President Obama’s go-to black leader when Obama was in office. The Reverend has been known to play the race card and is not afraid to exaggerate his position to make a point. With all the attention that the NFL kneeling issue has garnered, it would be just like Sharpton to jump in and join the racist charges that have been made. It is very surprising that that is not the issue that he wants to play the race card on. Can you believe that marijuana prosecution is racist in Mr. Sharpton’s eye? Read all about it here.
As Written By Thomas Lifson for the American Thinker:
Apparently, Al Sharpton has made his call on the popularity of the protest by the NFL millionaires and is looking elsewhere for something to cry “Racism!” over. But if he is hoping to rouse crowds of angry militants into fury, he may have chosen poorly in deciding to claim that marijuana laws have been racist. In an op-ed in The Guardian, he argues:
I am proceeding undaunted towards our country’s next transformative victory – a fight I planned to pick under a Democratic administration, but one we should pursue just as vigorously in the reactionary Trump era: decriminalization of marijuana. It is a civil rights cause that we should not postpone, but accelerate during these dark and difficult times.
For Democrats and progressives, the arguments have always been clear: generations of Americans, overwhelmingly people of color, have been imprisoned and starved of access to higher education, housing, and economic opportunities, and stripped of their inalienable right to vote thanks to non-violent acts. Billions of dollars in funding have been diverted from healthcare, jobs, and schools and have entrenched a prison-industrial complex built on ……..
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