Sharpton: Dean’s DNC Excludes Blacks

So what else is new, Al? The Democratic Party has always been the bastion of Racism in American. Al’s not to bright, but it looks like he’s finding out which way the wind’s blowing.

May 18, 2005

Sharpton: Dean’s DNC Excludes Blacks

The Rev. Al Sharpton blasted Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday, saying that under his leadership, African-Americans have been excluded from top Democratic Party positions.

“I’m taking Dean to task right now for the lack of black inclusion at the highest levels of the Democratic Party,” Sharpton told WWRL radio hosts Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. “It’s the lowest in thirty years.”

The Harlem firebrand and one-time presidential candidate said that as things stand now, the Republican Party is making more progress including blacks than Dean’s team.

“We ought to have more to show [for our support],” he complained. “And we should ask why, as the Republicans, ironically, are running blacks [for office], that [Dean] has left blacks out of the top echelon of the Democratic Party.”

Sharpton also said that Dean needed to apologize for racially charged remarks last February, where the top Democrat suggested that Republicans could attract blacks to their party if they summoned the “hotel staff.”

“That was at a DNC session where we were running candidates for chair and vice chair,” Sharpton recalled. “I said right at that session that he ought to apologize, absolutely.”


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