Politics

Al Sharpton Claims ‘A Lot Of People Have Taken Advantage Of Our Pain Rather Than Trying To Ease Our Pain’

MSNBC host Al Sharpton went on “Morning Joe” on Monday morning to lash out a group he described as “latte liberals,” who he claimed are liberals that are not aware of the progress being made in the black community as they sit in the Hamptons and drink lattes.

Sharpton went so far as to allege that these liberals have “taken advantage” of the “pain” of black people and people of the LGBTQ community rather than trying to ease their pain.

Sharpton Sounds Off

“Certainly, we shouldn’t sit back and congratulate ourselves, but we should not condemn ourselves for the steps and the progress that has been made,” Sharpton stated. “And I think that one of the problems that we have, which is why I call them latte liberals, is we’re having people assess what has happened that they were not the ones that it was happening to.”

“So if you’re sitting around sipping lattes in the Hamptons talking about what’s going on in Harlem, you may not know the progress that we have made in terms of going from not being able to vote, in my mother and father’s generation, to electing a black president in my generation because you were never discriminated against,” he added.

Related: Al Sharpton Tells Senator Tim Scott: ‘The Practice Of America Was Built On Racism’

“And I think that a lot of people have taken advantage of our pain rather than trying to ease our pain, whether it comes to race, whether it comes to gender, whether it comes to those in the LGBTQ community,” Sharpton continued. 

Sharpton Doubles Down

“Really, I think it is also antithetical to keeping movements going to act like we’re not making progress,” he said. “People need victories to keep fighting. People need to know that they’re not having an endless battle that will ultimately lead to defeat.”

“What empowers people is to know that they’re not fighting for nothing and that they are achieving things, so they keep going,” Sharpton concluded. “And I think that there are those that are in the business of pessimism, and that dampens forward progress and dampens movements. It doesn’t advance them.”

Related: Al Sharpton Claims Conservative Americans Fell For ‘Charismatic Con Man’ Trump

Last fall, Sharpton attacked “latte liberals” for wanting to defund the police, according to The New York Post.

“To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton said. “But people living on the ground need proper policing.”

This piece was written by James Samson on June 21, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Biden Loses His Mind In Front of Press
Actor John Cusack Says America “Is Full Of Cowards” And Has “No Soul”
Fauci Admits He’s ‘Not Concerned’ About Vaccinated People Getting New Variant

LifeZette

Recent Posts

What Biden’s Tanking Approval Rating Means For The Midterms

By Sean Trende for RealClearPolitics Quinnipiac University released its latest survey Thursday inquiring about President Biden’s…

2 hours ago

New Republican VA Attorney General Announces Major Investigations Immediately After Taking Office

By Dr. Derek Ellerman Virginia's newly-sworn in Republican attorney general, Jason Miyares - who happens…

3 hours ago

48% Of Democrats Support Fines Or Prison Time For Those Questioning Vaccines

A new poll shows 48 percent of Democrat voters support fines or prison time for…

4 hours ago

The Real Zombie Apocalypse Is Here

By Dr. Derek Ellerman for Free The People When the great zombie epidemic finally came,…

4 hours ago

Surprise! Lawmakers Seeking More Pandemic Spending Ignore Already Available Funds

By Matt Weidinger for RealClearPolicy Fresh off their holiday break, federal lawmakers are beginning to…

4 hours ago

Fauci’s Retirement Package Will Cost Taxpayers Over $350,000 Per Year – Highest In Federal History

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy When Dr. Fauci decides to retire, his federal pension and…

5 hours ago