Al Sharpton:

I don’t know if this should go here, or the Humor section. What’s up with this guy?! He sees a video of a single soldier from another country say he doesn’t like black Americans, and he demands an appology from the German military?!?!?!
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Sunday, April 15, 2007

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BERLIN — A German army instructor ordered a soldier to envision himself in [New York City](javascript:siteSearch(‘New York City’):wink: facing hostile blacks while firing his machine gun, a video that aired Saturday on national television showed.
The president of the Bronx, the New York City borough that the army instructor referred to in his directions to the soldier, demanded an apology from the German military and said the clip “indicates that bias and assumptions and racism is alive and well around the world.”
Coming after scandals involving photos of German soldiers posing with skulls in Afghanistan and the abuse of recruits by instructors, the video seemed likely to raise more questions about training practices in Germany’s conscript army.
The Defense Ministry said the video was shot in July 2006 at barracks in the northern town of Rendsburg and that the army has been aware of it since January.
“We are currently investigating the incident,” said Florian Naggies, a spokesman for the army and Defense Ministry.
He did not identify the instructor or the soldier.
The clip shows an instructor and a soldier in camouflage uniforms in a forest. The instructor tells the soldier, “You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways. … Act.”
The soldier fires his machine gun several times and yells an obscenity several times in English. The instructor then tells the soldier to curse even louder.
In New York, Bronx Borough President [Adolfo Carrion Jr.](javascript:siteSearch(‘Adolfo Carrion Jr.’):wink: said whoever was responsible for the video should be disciplined.
“We need to put to rest the prejudices and the hate that is allowed … to be perpetuated so easily and cheaply,” said Carrion, who is of Puerto Rican descent.
“The German government obviously has work to do to correct something that is insidious … Clearly these folks don’t know anything about African Americans or the Bronx,” he said.
Carrion, who just returned from a trip to Germany to promote Bronx tourism, said he would be willing to go back to talk to people in the German military about his borough.
“If we can get a delegation of German military officials to come or government officials, I will host them,” he added. “I’ll take them around the Bronx.”
The Rev. [Al Sharpton](javascript:siteSearch(‘Al Sharpton’):wink: said he was outraged that Germans were “depicting blacks as target practice.”
“I think this is an incredibly racist kind of insult to African-Americans and it speaks to the kind of institutional racism that people think we are hallucinating about,” he said.
The existence of the video was first reported on the home page of the German news magazine Stern on Friday and excerpts were aired on the news television channel n-tv on Saturday.
According to Stern, the 90-second clip had been posted on a Web site used by soldiers to exchange private videos. A soldier who used the site alerted his superiors, the magazine reported.
The video is the latest embarrassment for the German army. Eighteen army instructors are currently on trial for allegedly abusing and humiliating 163 recruits in 2004. Last year, newspapers published photos of German soldiers in Afghanistan posing with a skulls — including one who exposed himself while holding a skull.
“We can no longer talk about an isolated case,” said Lt. Juergen Rose of the Darmstaedter Signal, a group of current and former army officers and sergeants who independently review military procedures.
“Things like this don’t happen in the army on an everyday basis, but unfortunately in recent years there have been a number of comparable incidents.”
Carrion said he spent much of his visit to Germany telling people about the “turnaround of the Bronx,” which became a national symbol of urban decay after a 1977 visit by President Jimmy Carter. Movies like “Fort Apache: The Bronx,” about a police precinct overrun by crime, added to the negative images.
Unemployment and crime have fallen dramatically in the borough, while investment in housing, office space and other projects is way up, Carrion said. The New York Yankees are building a new stadium next to their old one in the borough, a 53,000-seat open-air ballpark that is set to open in 2009.
The people of the Bronx, especially black residents, “deserve an apology from the German military,” Carrion said.

and said the clip “indicates that bias and assumptions and racism is alive and well around the world.”

Um… DUH!??

Sure it may be a bit racist, but get over it. Had they not made a mountain of a molehill out of this, it would have been lost in the times.

Lately all this racism bullshit is pissing me off. Somebody can say something that is the tiniest bit racist and somebody blows it out of proportion.

You know what I think about all this…:gives: and… :blowme:.

Well, Al Sharpton’s job is kind of like that of a Chimney Sweeper. Nobody wants to do it, but somebody has to or else everyone will suffocate when their chimney gets clogged. If Al Sharpton wasn’t infamous for his constant overreactions, we’d be living in a world with more visible racism. Its not only him, his equality organizations and stuff have a lot of an impact, but he does a lot himself. He’s definitely over reacting, but its for the greater good, I suppose.

Yeah but I highly doubt if somebody made racist remarks towards a white person, Al Sharpton would be all up in arms. I mean yeah what he’s doing is a good thing, but he needs to look at both ends of the spectrum.

Oh that’s a lot of bullcrap. He only cares about attacking public features who may or may not have said something with an inclination of racism.

Where is he in the south? Harassing people who say the n word on a daily basis that think the Civil War is still being fought? He only cares about making public figures out to be bad guys.

The guy is alright in my book, but he needs to just chill out. Last I checked equal rights have been leaning more towards african americans and other minorities lately anyway.

Two highly qualified guys walk in for a job interview, one is Af. American, one is Caucasion.

Who do you think the employer is going to choose?

[quote=“TheOriginalJames, post: 313293”]Two highly qualified guys walk in for a job interview, one is Af. American, one is Caucasion.

Who do you think the employer is going to choose?[/quote]

Even better is when the minority is not as qualified and still gets the job.

Well, yeah that is the absolute worst thing about equal opportunity - even when it isn’t equal the opportunity goes to the decendants (sometimes) of the oppressed.

I find it ironic that Al doesn’t bother going after other af. Americans who call each other the N word. Wasn’t it black Africans that were selling black slaves to caucasions in the first place? hmm… yeah.

But, that’s their word…Or something like that…

But it’s offensive if a caucasion says it.

That sounds like a double standard and it makes absolutely no sense to me.

Oh, I completely agree. But if you point that out, you’re a racist. Or at least, that’s what people have told me.

Then I guess I’m a racist with common sense. lol

As am I. In the similar vein, I knew a guy that would call people (including me) a cracker but get all huffy if you called him one. It’s one way or the other with me.

[quote=“TheOriginalJames, post: 313293”]Oh that’s a lot of bullcrap. He only cares about attacking public features who may or may not have said something with an inclination of racism.

Where is he in the south? Harassing people who say the n word on a daily basis that think the Civil War is still being fought? He only cares about making public figures out to be bad guys.

The guy is alright in my book, but he needs to just chill out. Last I checked equal rights have been leaning more towards african americans and other minorities lately anyway.

Two highly qualified guys walk in for a job interview, one is Af. American, one is Caucasion.

Who do you think the employer is going to choose?[/quote]

So you’re saying that Al Sharpton is willing to spend thousands of dollars traveling around just to make public figures look bad, while having minimal financial return? Even in this case, I don’t think some German officer can be considered a real public figure. I mean, if Al Sharpton’s goal was to make public figures look bad, he wouldn’t be wasting his time with some German no one has ever heard of.

But I do agree that he’s bending equality to a new extreme. He’s making such a big deal of out if, that its actually exagerating the issue a lot. But I still say its a nessary annoyance.

No, in this case I don’t believe it was about a public figure, in this case I think he wanted to make another country look bad for what goes on behind closed ‘doors’. This video should have never been made public.

Al Sharpton should ask this guy if he’s ready to stop preaching racial violence and apologize.
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Sharpton is one of the biggest racist out there.

[quote=“Maulds, post: 313303”]Al Sharpton should ask this guy if he’s ready to stop preaching racial violence and apologize.
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Wow. I was seriously about to write off all the people complaining how Al Sharpton should fight for white power, but that’s just wrong. I think that video should be spread far and wide through out the internet and compared to Don Imus’ statement.

[quote=“Maulds, post: 313303”]Al Sharpton should ask this guy if he’s ready to stop preaching racial violence and apologize.
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Holy shit. I’m about to go look up Al Sharptons fucking phone number and give him a call myself.

That’s just fucking insane. I’m in danger of losing my life because of the color of my skin. Just wow.

What that radical black man said won’t get noticed. Its sad but true, black people get free passes when making outrageous racial comments.