Speaking Wednesday night at a Washington fund-raiser to retire the debt from his 2004 presidential campaign, Nader complained that Democratic Party powerbrokers had kept him off the ballot in such Southern states as Georgia and Virginia – which reminded him of the oppressive Jim Crow laws that denied African-Americans equal rights.
“I felt like a [n-word],” remarked the 70-year-old white multimillionaire graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.[…]
“If Ed Koch had said what Ralph Nader said, we’d be marching,” Sharpton noted. “This [scolding] doesn’t rise to the level of a march. It rises to the level of a wrist slap.”
Yesterday, Nader told me he was using the word in the same spirit as the Black Panthers of the 1960s – “as a word of defiance.”
But Sharpton retorted: “He’s not a Black Panther.”
Well, Nader is no racist. And I can certainly understand the context in which he used this term. But it was still an unwise choice of words.
But Al Sharpton, of all people, is hardly in a position to be casting blame. He and his followers have puked out more vicious anti-Semitic hatred than just about anyone this side of Tehran.
Nader is, to me at least, a misguided individual who is both idealistic and well-meaning. Sharpton, on the other hand, is a divisive demagogue who wallows in a race-baiting sewer for a living.
Nader would have to drop about 500 more N-bombs for these two “activists” to be even close to comparable in terms of “insensitivity”…Powered by Sidelines