Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host

Lived from: 1954-

Category: Politics

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    The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
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    Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls.
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    Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
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    Dr. King's general principles are universal.
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    During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.
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    I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right. I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants running around in donkey clothes.
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    I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
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    I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
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    I was the first candidate to come out against this war, spoke at every anti-war march.
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    I was there during the first elections in South Africa. I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
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    I won vice president of my student body in high school. That doesn't mean anything.
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    I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
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    I've never done anything else in my life other than preach and be an activist. Way before I was known.
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    I've seen enough things to know that if you just keep on going, if you turn the corner, the sun will be shining.
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    I've seen too much in life to give up.
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