"You can bet that one of the first calls Harry Reid made after his “Negro dialect” comments surfaced was to Al Sharpton. Who knows what sort of deal the two worked out, but Sharpton quickly came to Reid’s aid, dismissing the majority leader’s gaffe as a minor blemish on an otherwise pristine record of support for civil rights."
The lesson about race in America is this: As long as you tow the Democratic line and spend your political career paying lip service to the idea that blacks are victims, nothing you say will be held against you. Go ahead and make a politically incorrect statement -- even Al Sharpton will come to your defense.
For the best rebuttal to this debacle, google "Harry Reid's Race Problem" (written by Ward Connerly). I tried to link it, but it wouldn't let me. It's worth the extra step -- great article on this issue.
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