Hey, he’s only making racist stereotypes because that’s what racists would do, or something. See, we’ve come so far since Dr. King’s death that America’s premier racist can do some shtick in his honor. Because that’s what Dr. King would want.
The Rev. Al Sharpton went off on a bizarre rant Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Harlem, appearing to invoke racial stereotypes during a discussion of public policy.
“A lot of folks don’t believe in public policy,” he said to a group at his National Action Network’s headquarters. “But this is not their holiday. This is Dr. King’s day. This ain’t your birthday. And Dr. King was about public policy.
“On your birthday, we’ll eat chitlins and watermelon and drink some sweet iced tea because that’s what you do,” he said. “But on his birthday, on his holiday, we do what King does. We’re going to march. We’re marching about minimum wage. Fifteen-dollars-an-hour minimum wage.”
Hilarious stuff. Instead of honoring the memory of a man who saw no color, it was time to promote stale leftist ideas.
Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio joined a 20-block march in Harlem on Monday to demand a $15 minimum wage following a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute at which the governor described the civil-rights icon as “a man of action.”
Their party holds all the power in New York City and the state. Just mandate your silly minimum wage and watch everyone prosper. New York Values, yo.