Al Sharpton’s talent at race baiting may be fueling racial tensions in the United States.
In his speech on July 28th, at a prayer rally in Newark, Sharpton claimed we are living under the laws of Jim Crow’s son, reports New Jersey Times.
The rally was held as a pre-cursor to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s, “I have a dream,” speech. Likening the state of racism in 2013 to Jim Crow’s era of complete racial segregation is irresponsible. It minimizes the tremendous courage of the civil rights movement and it blows the current racial problems out of proportion.
What evidence does Sharpton use to argue that racism in the U.S. is just as alive today as it was during Jim Crow’s day?