Al Sharpton Quotes

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  • It does not appear, nor is there any reason to believe that [ Jeff Sessions] will put policing reform front and center in the way that this justice department has, and that will mean that we cast aside eight years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears that have gone into bringing cities and mayors and communities to the table to address what truly is a national crisis.

  • I think that what we want to do as we continue to move forward is look at the various points that have been made.We`re looking forward to the appointment of a monitor so that we can continue to do some of the things that we`ve been doing.

  • First and foremost, that I will, obviously, be the president of all the people, as opposed to one segment. When you look at some of the appointments, there`s great concern because does it really represent all the people, and somehow figuring out how to bring the nation together.

  • It is time to bring down the volume and bring up the program.

  • The Democratic Party hasn't whipped anybody into a frenzy. The assumption is that the people that are marching and protesting and standing up against this don't have enough sense to stand up for their own interests.

  • During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.

    "Sharpton: Sexually-based issues dividing black churches" by Al Sharpton, October 20, 2006.
  • John Lewis being attacked as "talk, talk, talk" by president-elect [Donald] Trump because he said he didn`t consider him a legitimate president.

  • I just released an op-ed in the "Washington Post" that talks about providing an I.D. so that everyone can have an I.D., primarily, the social security card, a picture would be put on that card, and a president can certainly by executive order make this happen so that people will not need a special I.D. They`ll have one to vote.

  • A war of words escalated between the president-elect and a civil rights icon. Donald Trump fired back at democratic Congressman John Lewis after Lewis said he did not see Trump as a legitimate president.

  • Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.

    "Raw Data: Democratic Debate, Part I". "Fox News" with Gwenn Ifill, October 26, 2003.
  • I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.

    "Sharpton answers Bush in speech". July 29, 2004.
  • If you play the theatrics too much, you get in the way of your own cause.

  • America can't work for only some people and become a dream for all people. It has to work for everyone. And even though everyone might not end up at the same place, if everyone starts with the same beginning, then that's the dream fulfilled. We all don't have the same abilities, but we should have the same opportunities.

  • I feel that it is our moral obligation to stand and to be courageous with these families, and particularly Cindy, that have become the conscience of this nation.

    "Sharpton, Sheen visit antiwar camp". August 29, 2005.
  • The unfortunate part is there`s not enough balance in the legislative chambers, and particularly the senate that has to do that confirmation for there to be enough pushback.

  • One of the things that`s offensive is saying in the fifth district there`s nothing going on. This is a very vast district. The congressman happens to represent me. And while there are always more things that we can do in every community, this is a very diverse district with all kinds of wonderful things.

  • As a Baptist minister, I don't have the right to impose my views on anyone else. If committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry, that is their business; none of us should stand in their way

  • I'm projected as an ambulance chaser, but I'm more the ambulance. People call me because they know I will come.... I have never fought a case where they didn't ask me to come. People have this picture like I'm sitting up in bed at night with a walkie-talkie. "You hear anything? Oh, let's run! It's Virginia today!"... Every victim calls us.... "Who put Sharpton in charge?" The victim!

    "Al Sharpton speaks out on race, rights and what bothers him about his critics". Interview with David Shankbone, December 3, 2007.
  • I think that whoever is the attorney general, you don't want them to be as a yes person for any particular constituency.

    "Rev. Al Sharpton Defends Eric Holder". "Hannity & Colmes" with Alan Colmes and Sean Hannity, November 25, 2008.
  • We won`t back down! We won`t be trumped!

  • My dad challenged every president from President [Dwight] Eisenhower and Vice President [Richard] Nixon to President [J.F] Kennedy, Vice President [Lindon] Johnson to President Johnson and Vice President [Hubert] Humphrey. It`s challenging the administrations to do the right thing.

  • I`m not as concerned about what Mr. [Jeff] Sessions expressed, except for the fact that he did say that, you know, these things would be enforced.

  • I've never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim.

    "Michael Brown Grand Jury Process ‘Should Be Indicted,’ Family Lawyer Says" by Michael McAuliff, November 25, 2014.
  • I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.

  • Better to die of something than to die in old age of nothing.

  • Let me just say that we are under the consent decree. There are people in our city [Baltimore] along with the police department and advocates who believe that this is absolutely the right thing to do.

  • My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.

  • I am in hell already. I am in Israel.

  • Some issues you just - you certainly you have to defend yourself, but you certainly don`t have to denigrate others.

  • The Baltimore Police Department had engaged in a pattern of practice of conduct that violated the constitution and federal law, and this conduct had eroded trust and to deprive the people of Baltimore of the rights and the protections guaranteed to every American.

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    Al Sharpton

    • Born: October 3, 1954
    • Occupation: Minister