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'The Daily Show w Jon Stewart': Al Sharpton Slams Herman Cain 'The Daily Show w Jon Stewart': Al Sharpton Slams Herman Cain (00:29)

By: Q Dechambres Posted October 20 2011 at 05:05:00 AM

'The Daily Show w Jon Stewart': Al Sharpton Slams Herman Cain

Jon Stewart asked Civil rights leader turned TV host, Al Sharpton if civil rights groups were excited that two black presidential candidates could possible face each other at the polls. Wicked smooth tongue Al Sharpton retorted with, "People that side that guys like me were only supporting Obama because he was black. Well Cain is southern black, no interracial parents, and I wouldn't support Cain if he was running against a white guy." Jon Stewart laughs and seemed relieved. Al Sharpton has been a consistent political of liberal ideas so it should be no surprise that he chooses ideas over race. There are narrow-minded people that believe the black race is a monolithic group that votes as a block. This notion is not true. Yes it can be said that most black people are liberal or more accurately vote democratic but the reason for that can be traced back to the sixties. The Democratic party helped shepherd the Civil Rghts Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Democratic party paid a political price for that as well. To be current it is also the Republican party that is seeking to strip away many of the provisions in the Voters Rights Act. All people are more likely to vote for things beneficial to their personal interest.,
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Kenneth Jones

History will show that Rev. Al did as much to forward the cause of civil right as any "leader" did. And with all due respect, we who lived through it, and were there, know that the Panthers ,SNCC, Malcom X and others had just as much to do with our gaining our "rights" (as it is) as Dr. Martin L King. He was the most acceptable / non violent alternative.

July 08 2015 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Racism has its roots in 500 year history. we can't change the ideas in peoples mind. what we can do thru political and economic involvement is either invalidate its effects or force people to act in their best interest rather than their fixed idelogies of race.

February 21 2015 at 10:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've been a fan of the Reverend since he publically began his fight in the civil rights arena. He's probably the most intelligent person presently on the scene. Keep up the good work Reverend. (He also does a mean version of the James Brown dance).

June 20 2013 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with U Rev. I woudn't support Herman Cain if his life depended on it. OBAMA 2012.

October 20 2011 at 9:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply