New York, New York (Accredited Times) – Al Sharpton once said, “But resist we much. We must, and we will much — about that — be committed.” Those eloquent words of wisdom still ring true to this very day. Fortunately, we’ve been able to resist so much because of the greatest civil rights hero of the 21st century: the Reverend Al Sharpton.
For decades, Sharpton has led the African-American civil rights movement. In 2016, Vanity Fair called Sharpton “arguably the country’s most influential civil rights leader.” Recognizing his wisdom and genius, MSNBC made Sharpton a full-fledged member of the accredited media, where he has hosted a one-hour program, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, since 2011. Although Sharpton has faced ratings problems because of racism and White Privilege, his influence with the progressive establishment has never been stronger. White House visitor logs show that Sharpton even visited the White House over 100 times under Barack Hussein Obama’s Presidency.
Why is Sharpton such a civil rights hero? — because he always stands up for innocent People of Color brutalized by White Privilege. When African-American Tawana Brawley alleged gang-rape at the hands of white males, Sharpton answered the call. When Freddie’s Fashion Mart sought to evict a black-owned record store, Sharpton stood up again, noting, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.” In 2001, the Bush administration even jailed Sharpton for protesting against U.S. military exercises on Vieques in Puerto Rico. The military, however, eventually agreed with Sharpton and pulled out of Vieques after recognizing that America has oppressed Puerto Rico for decades.
Now Sharpton has again answered the call in defense of ESPN host Jemele Hill. As reported by the accredited media, ESPN shockingly suspended Hill for two weeks for telling fans to “boycott” the Dallas Cowboys’ “advertisers” after Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, ordered players to stand for the national anthem. ESPN claimed that Hill had committed a “second violation of [its] social media guidelines.” Hill’s first alleged “violation” was a tweet calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other white supremacists.”
In other words, reporting the truth is now apparently a “violation” at ESPN.
Well, ESPN, you just picked a fight with the Reverend Al.
“Rev. Sharpton . . . will call for a meeting with the Chairman of the Board and demand an immediate reinstatement of Jemele Hill along with other demands pertaining to corporate diversity,” Sharpton said, speaking of himself in the third person. “ESPN’s suspension of Jemele Hill is an outrage and should NOT go unanswered. ESPN and advertisers will hear from us!” Sharpton further tweeted.
The Hill incident is just more proof that Al Sharpton is the world’s greatest living civil rights hero, undoubtedly just as deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize as Barack Hussein Obama. African-American political activists should never forget Sharpton’s sage words of wisdom: Resist we much. We must, and we will much — about that — be committed.