Al Sharpton’s Bizarre MLK Day Rant: On Your Birthday… We’ll Eat Chitlins & Watermelon
No not racist…
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton went off on a bizarre rant Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Harlem, appearing to invoke racial stereotypes during a discussion of public policy.
“A lot of folks don’t believe in public policy,” he said to a group at his National Action Network’s headquarters. “But this is not their holiday. This is Dr. King’s day. This ain’t your birthday. And Dr. King was about public policy.
“On your birthday, we’ll eat chitlins and watermelon and drink some sweet iced tea because that’s what you do,” he said. “But on his birthday, on his holiday, we do what King does. We’re going to march. We’re marching about minimum wage. Fifteen-dollars-an-hour minimum wage.”
The comments came during Sharpton’s annual King Day Public Policy Forum, where elected officials and community leaders joined to discuss furthering King’s dream in 2016.