Al Sharpton: Keeping Black Voters Angry

You can imagine the justifiable extreme anger and outrage of black America in 1987.  Six white men, including police officers and a New York prosecutor, allegedly kidnapped, raped, and smeared feces over the body of a fifteen-year-old black girl.  Tawana Brawley was found unconscious and unresponsive, lying in a garbage bag, her clothes torn and burned.  In the emergency room, racial slurs and epithets were discovered written on Brawley's torso with charcoal. Al Sharpton, eager to launch his national career, ran to the microphones and cameras as Tawana Brawley's adviser.  The problem was, it was all a hoax. Fearful of getting into trouble for staying away from home for four days, Brawley made up the whole horrific racial-hate-inspiring story.  After hearing the evidence, or lack thereof, a grand jury concluded that Brawley was lying. The New York prosecutor whom Brawley accused of being one of her rapists sued Brawley and Sharpton for defamation and won. ...(Read Full Article)

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