They may crusade for the same cause, but things look to be anything but united concerning young activists and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Speaking recently at a gathering in the Harlem office of his National Action Network (NAN), the MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host expressed his feelings towards the hate he’s received from young protesters who have taken a stand against police brutality around the nation in response to the grand jury’s decisions to not indict those responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
In his eyes, those criticizing him and other veteran activists are attempting to split the young activists from the older activists
“They are pimping you,” Sharpton said in his speech as he cited a police brutality march he led in Missouri in which he agreed to let young activists speak after demanding the time to do so.
“I’ve been meeting with them and talking with them since. And they were told, ‘Your problem is Al Sharpton and the other guys.’ Anytime you have movements, whether it’s in Ferguson, whether it’s in New York, whether it’s in Denver, wherever it is, when they got you more angry at your parents then they got you at the vote you’re supposed to be out there for, you’re being tricked and you’re trying to turn the community into tricks. And they are pimping you, to do the Willie Lynch in our community.”
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