TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Sharpton Marches Against Words He Won't Apologize For

5/3/2007 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reverend Al Sharpton took to the streets of Manhattan today to protest sexism, racism and homophobia in music, however, the soapboxer has a history of firing off blatantly offensive slurs himself -- for which he's reportedly never apologized. Hypocritical?

According to published accounts, Sharpton publicly bashed former NYC Mayor David Dinkins as "a n----r whore," and once referred to his political opponents as "recycled white trash." Sharpton has also never publicly renounced his 1991 inflammatory public remarks against "diamond merchants" -- after which a Harlem mob singled out a random 29-year-old Jewish rabbinical student -- and stabbed him to death.

During a recent debate at the National Action Network Convention, Sean Hannity resurrected the bigoted soundbites from Sharpton's past ... which begs the question: If Imus had been armed with the same research during his face-to-face with the influential Rev, would he still have his job? Too little, too late.

Calls to Sharpton's rep were not returned.

137 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

Reynaldo    

Apparently Al Sharpton wants people to live by certain moral rules, while he lives by another. I personally believe that HE is instigates things and makes the racism problem worse by his own comments. He is so quick to condemn others, yet he refuses to apologize and take responsibility for his own negative actions.
Seems like he will do anything to get into the front of the spotlight-and then "twists" things to make it seem like he's trying to do a good thing. What a jerk, to say the least!

2698 days ago
77.

drow1stboy    

vivid...the egyptian/nubian/ethiopean civilization was in its 24th dynasty...some dynastys lasting 700 years and was an old ,tired ,decadent , jaded...civilization that had plumbing and street lamps...bathed daily and that taught surgery and math and science before the japethians (white skinned people) ever lived in buildings with doors and windows, or learned how to weave or grow things..the hunchedbacked howlers and cave gravers, (those from the far isles.. never even wiped their behinds when they defecated.we are and have always been the creator race. whoever we screw...we make another one of us. why would god choose a people who can only make themselves on themselves.that people would die out in no time.no matter how many times we get invaded, raped or enslaved..we will always be here.yellow red, brown or white..our babys are one of us.if there were only a red, black, yellow brown and white woman left on this planet and one black male..there would never be another white, brown, red or yellow person born ever again. that is where the hate and fear come from. thats why jesus whose mother..grandmother and great grandmother were ethiopeans ..are always portrayed as blonde and blue-eyed. (you would think that they would have at least gotten a tan living in the middle of north africa/egypt).for those ignorant persons who put stock in the bell-curve...considering the fact our women were raped daily by evil european/japethic slavemasters for 600 years..and for a thousand years before that by syrians and turks masquerading as arabs who like the original hebrews were jet black..what don't the yellow so-called arabs understand about ..hagar the egyptian being ismaels mother?) (as they still do today) it is easy to make the assumption that the people that built the pyramids and invented algebra..were dumbed down by all that white rape DNA.

2698 days ago
78.

drow1stboy    

boy am i glad yir ma is one of yalls...boy...what a piece of work.he is sure nuff one of yalls.

2698 days ago
79.

drow1stboy    

as long as dobson ..falwell and pat robertson ..and the bootyhole priests...and the one that likes boys..haggard are calling themselves reverends...yall need to shut your crystal meth receptacles about jackson and sharpton.

2698 days ago
80.

adrlau    

POST #3 THE TAWANNA BRAWLEY CASE IS WHEN HE GOT DISCOVERED, NEVER APOLOGIZED THEN FOR THAT FIASCO, & HE DID CREATE(FIASCO) IT AFTER IT GOT STARTED. IT RUINED ALOT OF PEOPLES LIVES, HE KEPT THE CASE FIRED UP, JUST AS HE TRIED TO DO WITH THE DUKE LACROSSE CASE. DIDN'T APOLOGIZE FOR THAT EITHER & I BELIEVE WHEN HE BOUGHT HIS REVERENDSHIP!!!!!! I DESPISE THE BIGGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I WILL END NOW AS HE ISN'T WORTH THE EFFORT TO TYPE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2698 days ago
81.

Drama Continues!    

I am white..Never had a slave? As for your "Lame ASS RANT" everything you claim some white people did in the past (whiltes are who? Italians, Polish, Sweedish, Irish etc.............)
This is 2007 not 1964!
Shut the hell up! Sick of BLACKS crabbing all the time. Reason crime rates are up in this country, Reason Insurance and taxes are up in this country. All this BS chatter when everything in life right now can be yours on a silver platter. Instead everything you claim whites have done blacks now do to themselves!!
Al Sharpton and others like him are Trouble makers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO applogies to the boys soccer team at Duke yet...accused of rapping that lying bitch??
SHUT UP sick of those that continue to cry about being slaves. Go back to affrica then if you don't like it in this Great Country of ours!

2698 days ago
82.

jck    

Finally it sounds like I'm not the only one that thinks Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are leeches. they live off the blood of the black people. Why do Black People keep letting these 2 get away with it.......they both make your skin crawl..Have these 2 ever held a job; somebody ought to look into their tax situation. I bet neither one of these 2 leeches pay a dime of taxes....I hope CBS learned a lesson and i hope they have to pay Don Imus the 40mil. Maybe he can sue Al Sharpton for more for his ranch for kids with cancer.

2698 days ago
83.

jck    

You know what everybody should email the big net works and tell them to stop going to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and letting these 2 spout their venom for the black people. If the networks didnt go to them then they couldnt spout out their crap. Find a decent Black man to speak for the black community. I think the networks like the all the garbage that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stir up.......other wise why would they do it.........I hope CBS has to pay big time..........Maybe they will wake up. NOBody wants to see or hear Al Sharpton

2698 days ago
84.

Drama Continues!    

And of course the Calls to Sharpton's rep were not returned....should that really surprise anyone?
Not all blacks are bad people and I'm not racist....What I do believe is that these so called Reverends should be working with the young poor black Americans to see that they get a good education (they can get it for free). They should be working with the many young single mothers so that the cycle of being poor can be broken. Yelling & screaming about racisms should be done.
Instead they have turned the tables....! I didn't raise my kids to be racist but I can tell you that I feel it and my kids do. I know blacks are racist!! I think more so than white people are racist against blacks the blacks are against whites and every other nationality!
See what you've done Rev Al & Rev Jessie......remember God will judge you in the end!

2698 days ago
85.

ali    

Al sharpton needs to read his bible and look up the word forgiveness and repent .He is nothing like Imus. Imus apologized for his comment and that makes him the better person. sharpton has no character. You cannot believe in someone who thinks they are above forgiving anyone else.

2698 days ago
86.

missy    

He is a RACIST PIG!!

2698 days ago
87.

LINDA    

When is Al Sharpton going to go face to face on "National Television " and apologize to the 3 Duke LaCrosse players and their families? Why aren't he media outlets really, really pushing this? He gets all kinds of media attention stirring up all kinds of things, but the media will not hold him accountable for his own mouth?!

I think we should all demand an apology from him and then, News Media, STOP giving him any kind of media coverage. Maybe then he will go away!!

2698 days ago
88.

myview    

Having grown up in the streets of Bklyn and Queens and having met Sharpton I can tell you that Sharpton hides behind his color. He likes to incite riots. Never could find out what congregation Sharpton was a Reverend for or where his church was. Must be a "reverend by mail" title.. Sharpton needs to get a real job..

2698 days ago
89.

Third Eye    

Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:

What would you do?

What would you do if you were black?

Sadly, the two questions don't have the same answer.

To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.

For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you're black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, you'll probably wait for the government to save you.

This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in.

No longer. When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results

Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on "racist" President Bush. Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans, above and beyond the federal government's proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds. Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America, "overseeing" billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up.

Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one. Responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the mayor of New Orleans. We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin the black Democrat who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin's job. The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin's wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, "recent reports show [Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city's emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city's poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city."

One wonders how there was "no way" for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You've probably seen it by now the photo showing 2,000 parked school buses, unused and underwater How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?

Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining New Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city's convention center. We know how that plan turned out.

About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years . The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.

President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans' black community taken action, most would have been out of harm's way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.


All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks' moral poverty not their material poverty that cost them dearly in New Orleans. Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated for they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption . New Orleans, to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.

The Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America."


And you people out there that live on welfare - You can thank Sharpton and other like him for setting the presidence of blacks living on welfare all their life like the ones in New Orleans! Get a job

2698 days ago
90.

Drama Continues!    

Posted at 8:23AM on May 4th 2007 by Third Eye #119

And to think the blacks that do work complain about paying "White Man" taxes? Give me a break!

2698 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web