Al Sharpton pulled no punches on Monday when it came to calling out Sarah Palin for comparing the national debt to slavery.
Over the weekend Palin pronounced:
“When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”
In response to the amazingly ignorant statement by Palin, Sharpton said:
“It’s hard to avoid sounding racist when you make comparisons like that.”
Sharpton showed the viewer’s Palin’s absurdly low approval ratings and contested that she is the cause behind the utter failure of the Republicans and Tea Party movement. Joan Walsh and Cynthia Tucker joined in on the conversation, backing Sharpton’s claim that if Republicans repeat Palin’s talking points, there is no victory in sight for the GOP.
“When you’re tempted to preface something by saying ‘this isn’t racist,’ maybe you should check yourself and think about it, because it probably is.’”
We should all be aware of the perilous effects of racism, especially when they have the potential to misinform millions. It is dreadful to hear public officials emit racist rhetoric any human for their own political gain. Regardless of party affiliation, racist rhetoric is intolerable, undesirable, and unacceptable.
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