It’s ridiculous that Rev. Al Sharpton would title his daily radio show “Keeping It Real.” In Al Sharpton’s America, he imagines that some white conservatives are very eager for a mass murder of black people akin to the Holocaust. Does that sound “real”?
Brian Maloney blogs: “Obviously not satisfied with the level of ethnic tension in America today, Sharpton & Pals are using the airwaves to incite violence.” On Thursday’s show, Sharpton and guest Elinor Tatum think conservatives think blacks are subhuman, and therefore acceptable to wipe out: (Video and transcript below)
AL SHARPTON : It seems like they [Republicans] act as though, some wiping out of people, some of the right-wing, is all right, it’s not all right to do to any innocent people. If you had war and people that’s one thing, but to wipe out innocent people just because of who they are like what was done in Hitler’s Germany or what was done to Native Americans is not justifiable.
ELINOR TATUM (PUBLISHER, NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS): You know but Rev, I think and what is similar to Hitler’s Germany is that Hitler did not believe those people to be human.
TATUM: They believed them to be subhuman and that’s I think the same thing we think people are thinking here is that you know why would they even care about them because they’re not human. And that’s how we’re [Blacks] being looked at and that’s what the scariest part of this whole thing is.
SHARPTON: That’s exactly right. Let go to Tanya in Detroit...