Sunday, July 25, 2010
The reinvention of Al Sharpton
Why the indefatigable Al Sharpton still has work to do. And what his evolution tells us about race and politics in Obama’s America.
...But the interesting question is whether his role is still needed in an era when the man atop the national power structure himself is black, and Sharpton now regularly meets with him—issuing not just demands but advice. If you asked Sharpton himself, he’d undoubtedly reply, are you serious? Blacks still have twice the unemployment rate of Americans overall, and young black men are still being shot by cops under circumstances that range from tragic to suspicious.
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