ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Politics and Social Issues»
  • Social Issues

Is Al Sharpton a Racist?

Updated on March 1, 2013
Not Your Average Hoodie
Not Your Average Hoodie | Source

Good or Bad?

Well I think the answer to this is no, why? Because he will accept money from anybody regardless of color.

The question is though: does he promote racism? To that the answer has to be yes, why? Because by appeasing and provoking racism makes him rich.

So what is this all about?

Once again he has got himself involved in a tragic case of mis justice and again it involves the shooting of an African American boy.

In this case, yes the boy was shot in circumstances that are a little dubious to say the least but this is an injustice what ever the boys color was. If the man Zimmerman had been a police officer instead of a citizen’s watch, he would have had to give up his weapon and be under suspension until an investigation was complete. This is regardless of the race of the victim. Zimmerman is now in hiding and still in possession of his weapon. This is wrong.

How ever, now that Al Sharpton has got involved it has all become a matter of race. This means that if in all probability, Zimmerman’s lawyers can convince a court that he is not a racist, he could receive a not guilty verdict. Before the racist card was played, he would have had to convince a court of the legality of his actions, something that would have been, in my opinion, much harder.

So what of Reverend Al Sharpton? A reverend of what? Which religion?

Sharpton was born in New York in 1954 and ordained a Pentecostal Minister at age 9. Then he became a Baptist Minister in 1994.

He claims to be a Human Rights activist but does not seem concerned for all the human rights. For instance he has been critical of Jews, whites and Mormonism, as if these groups do not have rights.

He will too readily jump on any band wagon that will take him. Once on board he promotes press on the abuse of the African American. This does not help any cause, it just serves to promote racism and that is what he wants. Without racism he would just be a Minister without a church or congregation. He needs racism to make his fortune and if he really felt concern for his country he would not have had to face Inland Revenue claims that he owed them millions of dollars over the years. Allegations that he claims, of course, were politically activated, why? Because he was black?

Yes, racism does still exist in the United States but this is because people like Al Sharpton keep it alive. If he really was concerned about human rights he should try and ensure that ALL laws are correctly enforced against all equally, not just pick the ones he can make money from because of his race.

Al Sharpton has faced criticism before but claims that this just shows that he must be doing a good job. He is obviously as delusional as he hopes his followers will be.

So Al Sharpton is not guilty of being a racist but he is guilty of something. He certainly is not the shining role model for young African Americans, that he claims to be, merely someone else who feeds off of their misery.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Jacalyn 3 years ago

      An iniltelgent point of view, well expressed! Thanks!

    • profile image

      B-Dawg 5 years ago


      I think white males should spray tan their skin black and live as black men. I am dead serious! These guys are scapegoats with no protection. It is socially acceptable to bash white males. The white man is looked at as weak by the media. Black skin will get the white man the respect he wants. PEACE!

    • profile image

      B-Dawg 5 years ago


      I think black skin would be the white mans hero moving forward. The white man should get a wig and black spray tan. Black skin would protect the white man from racial politics. PEACE

    • profile image

      B-Dawg 5 years ago

      All white men- Get a BLACK spray tan. Cut off all your hair. Live as black men. Problem solved. THE RACE CHANGE MOVEMENT IS COMING!

    • Brinafr3sh profile image

      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and others were friends with Martin Luther King; and they stood for the Justice and the rights of minorities. They still stand for the same civil rights today, thank God for them. Voted up.

    • kkingcrabb profile image

      Billy Joseph Ethridge 5 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

      Al Sharpton and jesse Jasckson have lead lavish lifestyles of custom made suits, chaffeured limousines, $1000 pairs of shoes, expensive jewelry, penthouse hotel suites, expensive dinners, vacations around the world, and in more than one instance females other than their wives all supported by the suffering of their own race. They promote racism to get their way in matters that have the public attention to publicize themselves and work a few more donations.

    • rafken profile image

      rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      glmclendon- You are right and have the correct attitude, all I am saying is: why does Al always make it a race thing? It is possible for people to do the wrong thing without race being involved. He should petition for justice to be done without mention or regard to the races involved. Justice for all, EQUALLY.

    • glmclendon profile image

      glmclendon 5 years ago

      rafken, if I am wrong I stand corrected. First, I don't think you know Rev. Al. The next thing, I don't care if it is black or white. If you break the law action should be taken against you.

      I donot use a play on words I don't need to do that. I am smart enough to know right from wrong and if you do wrong you need to pay.

      We are all God's children and if you act in a way that God is not pleased someone must pay. We often try to put things in such a way that folks will say pity poor me.

      Maybe I am looking at life wrong? Help me.

      Stay Well

    • rafken profile image

      rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      glmclendon- I think you are getting confused. When a bunch of white boys beat up a black boy, they are called racists. When a bunch of black boys beat up a white boy, they are called hooligans. In the US a native American can say what he wants because anyone who speaks against him will be called racist. Yet the white man has to choose his words carefully and be very politically correct or once again face being called a racist. The playing field is still not even, it has slipped in the other direction to what it once was.

    • somethgblue profile image

      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Whether or not he is racist doesn't really matter, the Title is created to get readership and it worked, now Rafken can kick back and let the sheep argue!

      However the issue seemed staged to me, how can a YT shoot a black kid for no reason and not get arrested . . . hey maybe he lives in America, ya think?

    • glmclendon profile image

      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Why when a black man has a position he is a racist? This is why many think as they do! Right or weong they can speak the same as you.

      Stay Well

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 5 years ago


    • glmclendon profile image

      glmclendon 5 years ago

      These are the times that try mens souls. You have charged this man, Rev. al and I have become confused. I am sure you did your home work, but I have a few questions.

      Can you fight for a cause and not be a racist? If not why not. Do you use the same rules for each person you call racist?

      I ask you this because I have seen no hubs on Newt. and he has called the president a food stamp prisdent though the president before him issued more food stamps.

      I am also confused by the fact process is due and do process. Should George have gone home, or should the law be followed. If he is guilty the law will do what it must do. If not guilty, his name is cleared. If this man is not brought to trail will it not Rev. Al's point?

      You said the case is harder to win because the Rev. is in it. Should have kept his hat in his hand while you say what you chose?

      By the way, what was being done befor the Rev. was called and actively got in the case.

      Are you a racistist? Each time I hear people get on this kick I wonder the same thing you wonder, what do you want?

      One last question, how would you feel if this was your child?

      God is the judge of us all. Not Black, nor White, just God all by himself

      Stay Well

    • somethgblue profile image

      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      The whole case seems staged to create exactly what has happened.

    • madmachio profile image

      Nathan K 5 years ago from Kansas

      I agree! He doesn't help matters get better. He makes things worse and plays the racism card way too much

    • ata1515 profile image

      ata1515 5 years ago from Buffalo, New York.

      Interesting view on Sharpton.

    • SpanStar profile image

      SpanStar 5 years ago


      I can see based on your writing you clearly have a strong emotional attachment to your words. I do not know Mr. Al Sharpton well enough to know whether or not he is a racist as some folks have claimed. I do however know that America has been involved with the issue of racism for a very long time. It is difficult for me to believe one can start racism when racism has existed and continues to exist today.

      You spoke about Mr. Al Sharpton pertaining to wealth over the issue of race I daresay how many different people have not made money off the backs of Black people in American? Mr. Sharpton like Mr. Malcolm X. may not have the kind of personality we would like to see in issues such as these but it causes me to reflect on the days of the old West in America when we sent out certain people shall we say with less than stellar personality or background to assist in law enforcement? As I recall we refer to them as bounty hunters.

      Historically the issue regarding the solution to racism is to wait as peaceful of a man that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that solution to him was no solution as he wrote from jail:

      "Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]"

      He talked about the words wait as always meaning never.

      It has always been my opinion that if we want to end the idea of using the race card, ending the attention between the people in our cultures then we need to close some mouths getup off of our derrières and actually do something about the problem not just for today but for tomorrow and those days afterwards when this whole nation can come together and truly say "Free at Last, Thank God Almighty We Are Free at Last!"