January 7, 2014
Factoid: Race Hustler Al Sharpton Mentioned Racism On His MSNBC Show 215 Times In 2013Topics: Political News and commentaries
Yep, 215 times. But isn't his propensity to play the race card the real reason why MSNBC hired him in the first place!
As NewsBusters points out, you don't hire (the not-so-bright - as in really dumb) Sharpton for his razor-sharp statistical analysis, his hard-won understanding of the burdens of governing, or his deep acquaintance with history and philosophy. And although he's apparently a real hoot as the Nutty Professor in a lab coat explaining what he doesn't know about global warming, race is the erstwhile "reverend's" bread and butter. And he does not disappoint.
And as Thomas Sowell aptly notes in his piece titled The race-hustlers among us, some people try to explain why Asians and Asian-Americans succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be a result of what they do not have; namely, "leaders" who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on "leaders."
[...] You don't hear about racial "leaders" such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson among Asians or Asian-Americans. Here and there, you may see some irresponsible academics peddling that line in the classroom -- some of whom are of Asian ancestry, since no race of human beings is completely lacking in fools.More here ...
But they do not get the same attention, or draw the same following, as race hustlers operating in black or Hispanic communities. By and large, Asian youngsters rise and fly.
Posted by Richard at January 7, 2014 10:59 AM
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