Blacks and Immigrants Together
May 10th, 2006
The Reverend Al Sharpton takes to the Daily News to address African American critics who have faulted him for actively supporting the movement for immigrant rights. While low income workers may lose jobs to immigrants, Sharpton writes, the proper targets of ire are “businesses that exploit and underpay illegal immigrants” and corporations that move jobs overseas.
Calling on blacks to resist a “a dangerous right-wing attempt to divide two communities,” Sharpton invokes previous civil rights struggles, and concludes, “It is no wonder that when we see people’s human value questioned and their legal status denied, those of us who have spent decades fighting for justice, respect and equal citizenship would rush to their aid.”By Gail Robinson on May 10, 2006, 9:18 am
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