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Al Sharpton

Overview

* Founder of the National Action Network
* Views America as a nation infested with systemic racism
* Helped incite anti-Jewish riots in Crown Heights, New York in 1991
* Was convicted of libel for his role in the racially charged Tawana Brawley hoax
* Incited black anti-Semites against a Jewish business establishment in Harlem in 1995


  1. The details in this section are derived from The Myths That Divide Us (by John Perazzo, World Studies Books, 1999, pp. 162-172).
  2. Sharpton was not the only person involved in the Brawley case to be required by a court to pay restitution to Pagones. Indeed, Alton Maddox was found liable for $97,000, C. Vernon Mason for $188,000, and Ms. Brawley herself was ordered in 1998 to pay Pagones more than $190,000 plus 9 percent annual interest. The woman, however, made no payments at all on that debt until 2013, at which time a Virgina court forced her to begin paying Pagones $627 each month in garnisheed wages. By then, she owed the former district attorney a total of $431,492. Notably, Pagones indicated that he would be willing to forgive the debt if Brawley were to publicly admit that her 1987 accusations against him were fabricated.
  3. The details in this section are derived from The Myths That Divide Us (by John Perazzo, World Studies Books, 1999, pp. 54-58).
  4. Sharpton himself eventually (in 2011) acknowledged that during the 1991 riots, he had not made any statements to indicate “that there was no justification or excuse for violence or for the death of Yankel Rosenbaum.”
  5. Jonathan Mahler, “Sharpton’s Image As New Moderate Dimmed by Video,” Forward (December 22, 1995), p. 4. (Click here for audio.)
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Some of the details in this section are derived from The Myths That Divide Us (by John Perazzo, World Studies Books, 1999, pp. 183-185).
  9. To read a thorough debunking of Sharpton’s mischaracterization of Trumps remarks regarding the 2017 Charlottesville incident, click here.

Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton’s Rise to Respectability
By Carl F. Horowitz
June 2009

Al Sharpton and the National Action Network
By Fred Lucas
May 2010

“Outraged” Again: Al Sharpton’s Long History of Racism and Vulgarity
By John Perazzo
March 5, 2009

The Nine Lives of Al Sharpton
By John Perazzo
April 12, 2007

Memo to NBC News: Time to Fire Rev. Al Sharpton!
By Ron Radosh
June 3, 2013

Where’s Sharpton’s Apology for Accusing a White Man of Raping a Black Teen?
By Larry Elder
March 15, 2012

Snitchgate — Sharpton Is Still Lying
By Larry Elder
April 17, 2014

The Reverend Al Sharpton’s Rap Sheet
By Larry Elder
April 13, 2007

Al Sharpton: Power Dem
By Jay Nordlinger
March 20, 2000

Al Sharpton’s Secret Work As FBI Informant
By The Smoking Gun
April 7, 2014

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The Tawana Brawley Story
By RetroReport
June 3, 2013

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