WASHINGTON, DC-As thick as thieves, outspoken and divisive liberal Senator Kamala Harris wished Reverend Al Sharpton a happy birthday. Sharpton turned 64 on October 3rd. Harris who is championing the #metoo movement is seen here posing with Sharpton, who famously said, in 1994 at Kean College in New Jersey, ” “We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
“White folks was in the caves while we was building empires,” he said. “We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was. We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it,” Sharpton said. ” Do some cracker come and tell you, ‘Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold your pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.”
It was a slur against the LGBTQ community but like Cory Booker who has sworn to never grope another girl’s breasts, Sharpton later admitted he had since abandoned using the word “Homo”.\
Sharpton also degrades moderate African-American politicians, calling them “Cocktail sip Negroes” and “Yellow Niggers,” according to a 1992 New York Times article.
It is estimated that Sharpton now owes the Internal Revenue Service $4.5 million in unpaid taxes.
Happy birthday to my dear friend, @TheRevAl. As we fight for an optimistic vision of our future, I can’t think of an organization that does it with the kind of force and conviction of Rev and the leaders @NationalAction. pic.twitter.com/g75MHiwsHh
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) October 4, 2018