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April 28, 2014

"Spare us the bottled piety."

Al Sharpton — former FBI informant, provocateur of lethal rioting, homophobe, anti-Semite, character assassin, deadbeat tax delinquent — is not shunned, although his bigotry is central to his career,

but rather embraced by Hillary Clinton and given his own MSNBC show. The NAACP is slated in May to recognize Sharpton with a “Person of the Year” award — and had planned to give Donald Sterling a “Lifetime Achievement Award.” When public servants in positions of vast power like the attorney general reference blacks as “my people” or a Supreme Court justice spouts off neo-eugenicist riffs, they must be contextualized and explained as off-the-cuff musings not comparable to the felonious biases of an obscure private cowboy on the Nevada range. Works and Days » Cliven Bundy, Racism, Politics, and History

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 28, 2014 3:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Any more, I'm just waiting around for the culture to tell me what to believe.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at April 28, 2014 5:55 PM

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