by Marion Algier - Ask Marion
Al Sharpton sold out long ago to become the ‘racial grievance industry profiteer’ he is today, shaking down individuals and corporations alike in exchange for his silence or support. But he really outdid himself this month with his latest stunt. Al Sharpton called a special diversity meeting to complain that the movie Selma didn’t get enough nods (Selma received two nominations including Best Picture) and that no African Americans were nominated this year, implying that the academy was too white, too male and too old. Hello? Silly me, I thought that the Oscars and the arts were about best performances not quotas and I guess a Best Picture nomination was insulting? I guess we will be redistributing Oscars soon and calculating their nominations according to quotas if liberals have their way?!?
Sharpton should get the Oscar for being the greatest opportunist. His move and approach last week would be exactly opposite of what MLK would have wanted or done! Martin Luther King, Jr. promoted unity not division.
Video: Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963
Video: Martin Luther King Biography
MLK Pulls Cross Out of Front Yard as Son Looks On