Rev. Al Sharpton
I donít think Dr. King helped racial harmony, I think he helped racial justice. What I profess to do is help the oppressed and if I cause a load of discomfort in the white community and the black community, that in my opinion means Iím being effective, because Iím not trying to make them comfortable. The job of an activist is to make people tense and cause social change.
If I use the media, even with tricks, to publicize a black youth being shot in the back in Teaneck, New Jersey . . . then I should be praised for it, and itís more of a comment on them than me that it would take tricks to make them cover the loss of life.
Memorable Quotations: Religious Leaders
Religious Leaders of the Past (Kindle Book)