Disgusting: Sharpton Manages To Equate Minimum Wage With Slavery

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In today’s America, citizens of all races have the equal opportunity for success envisioned by our founders. Of course, that was not always the case.

While civil rights leaders as recently as a half century ago voiced legitimate concerns regarding the second-class treatment of blacks, those arguments fail to hold water in light of the huge advancements of the past several decades. Nevertheless, perpetually indignant blowhards like Al Sharpton continue to treat any situation with which they are dissatisfied as though America is still operating under oppressive Jim Crow laws.

In pushing for unsustainable minimum wage hikes the Congressional Budget Office said would cost 500,000 jobs by 2016, Sharpton recently invoked slavery into his misguided argument.

Shortly after a White House meeting between administration officials and black leaders, Sharpton addressed the media with a statement regarding the minimum wage and the CBO’s projection.

“What must be weighed in any analysis,” he claimed, “CBO and others, is that blacks suffer disproportionately from having to do work and not get the kind of wages that we need.”

Outrageously, he implied those fiscal conservatives who actually want to keep the precious few jobs still available in Obama’s America are the modern-day equivalent of slave owners.

“We had full employment in the black community during slavery,” he opined. “We just didn’t have wages.”

Unfortunately, such disingenuous accusations still resonate with a significant percentage of minorities in America. Instead of recognizing the freedom all Americans have to advance in our society, too many remain mired in the mentality of victimization.

This not only diminishes the true atrocities perpetrated against many blacks during the darkest period of American history; it prevents the 21st century blacks who buy into such rhetoric from reaching their full potential. Instead of advancing the cause of his community, Sharpton is just another opportunist only interested in perpetuating hatred against whites in an effort to remain relevant in the modern era.

Now, he is willing to put half a million jobs on the line based on his assertion that an entry-level position is somehow akin to a slave’s life on his master’s plantation.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    This racist Sharpton has done more to stir up trouble between blacks & whites then Elijah Cummings and Maxine Watters.He is a version of a modern day slave owner.I'll bet his ancestors were the ones who sold blacks to the slave traitors.Rev Al should be jailed for the trouble he causes.

  4. SEEMS LIKE IF SHARPTON CAN'T KEEP THE BLACK PEOPLE MAD AT WHITE PEOPLE HE IS NOT HAPPY MY THINKING IS IF BLACK AND WHITE START GETTING ALONG SHARPTON WILL LOSE HIS SO CALLED JOB THAT IS DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST CAUSE TROUBLE

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  8. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    obama, sharptongue, and jacksonasss, are racist charlatans. They don’t talk about the inner-city gang violence and ever-increasing black unemployment (all time high under obama). Both conditions may be attributed at least in part to the disastrous Great Society programs of President Lyndon Johnson. Clarence Thomas said that affirmative action (or minimum wage) played no role in his life. Like MLK, Thomas believes that advantage and success in America should be functions of merit rather than race-based affirmative action (or minimum wage). It’s a sinister threat to all liberals, but especially to blacks when a conservative “of color” escapes what should be the agreeable bondage of the Democrat plantation to become a nationally acclaimed success as a result of talent and work. After all, what would become of the race card should it ever be widely known that blacks can realize prosperity without it (thank you sharptongue)? What has been historically one of the left’s most potent weapons of intimidation might be lost! Clarence Thomas represents a menace to decades of liberal endeavor aimed at making blacks believe that securing generations of welfare (or minimal wage) and practicing indiscriminate reproduction are the only things to which members of their race may reasonably aspire. Nice people, liberals.  

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      MLC you really know how to put things in perspective.Blacks look up to people like Sharptongue Jassy Jackson because they always complain that whites owe them something.So if your a Black American like Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell or Dr.Ben Carson and others who presribe working and learning your an Uncle Tom

  9. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Help stop the trolls by not giving them thumbs downs. They get paid per negative.
    Also report all the posts he makes for clogging up the boards with mass spamming of junk. They can block his IP address.

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