Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Al Sharpton: to be black you must be a liberal

You can't make this stuff up:

“I think the identity politics should not be based on race,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a 2004 presidential candidate.

“It should be based on agenda and policy — who stands for our best interests. We cannot put our people’s aspirations on hold for anybody’s career, black or white.”…

Without naming Obama, Sharpton added that “just because you’re our color doesn’t make you our kind.” He pointed to President Bush’s secretaries of state, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, as examples of African-Americans who he said haven’t necessarily worked in the interest of the African-American community.

Is this the liberal/progressive mantra of equality and diversity? If you disagree with me you are "not of our kind"?

It is actually the result of the cognitive dissonance of a person like Sharpton that can't imagine a black conservative - so he therefore despises Rice and Powell. It's unfortunate that liberal politics and "progressive" intellectuals are so thrown by actual "diversity" that they must hate those with which they disagree.

1 comment:

Cale Kassel said...

has he not heard of JC Watts....