Sunday, April 9, 2017

Al Sharpton-Affiliated Activist: Middle Easterner Immigrants 'Rape Our Community' and 'Need to Go Back to Their Country'

By The Guardian, April 08, 2017

A civil-rights activist affiliated with Al Sharpton’s nonprofit is under fire after making racist comments about Middle Easterners.
The controversy began when James Johnson, president of the Charleston, South Carolina chapter of National Action Network, held a March 29 news conference responding to video footage that shows local store employees beating a man they said tried to steal from their store.
“In a 10-mile radius, we have 34 Arab or foreign stores within our community,” Johnson said. “We’re not going to allow them to rape our community anymore. …They need to go back to their country, where their laws are different for from our laws.”

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