Sharpton Leading Campaign To Demand The U.S. Military Remove “All Remnants Of the Confederacy” From Its bases
Time for the patented Al Sharpton racial shakedown.
Via Business Insider:
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights group, the National Action Network, wants the US military to rename all of its facilities that honor Confederate Army figures including a street named for Robert E. Lee on Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York.
Sharpton will be holding a vigil in front of Fort Hamilton on Saturday. Ahead of that event, Minister Kirsten John Foy, the National Action Network’s northeast regional director, held a press conference in front of the base on Thursday.
Foy said it is “unacceptable” that the main street running through the base is named “General Lee Avenue.” He noted Fort Hamilton’s slogan dubs the base the “face of the United States Army in New York.”
“Fort Hamilton is the face of the US Army here in New York and the face of the US Army here in New York is General Robert E. Lee,” said Foy. “That is unacceptable as a New Yorker, as an American, and as a person of good conscience.”