Al Sharpton is a vulture. He only phones in on tragedies receiving national attention. Then he stands with the grieving families, head held high, chin jutted out, like he gives a shit about them when all he wants is to play civil rights activist for a while and to stir the pot before taking his money and flying back home to be unheard of until the next big tragedy. He doesn’t even need to hear the full story before he’s condemning and picketing in the name of justice. He makes his money on the backs of families in mourning who think their voices won’t be heard without him, and he thinks his voice actually trumps theirs - like he knows anything at all even though he wasn’t even in the same state when the death happened. I never see him doing anything preventative - scouring the streets of Detroit or Chicago, fighting for black people on the ground level. He just swoops in wherever there’s headlines and pretends he’s an expert on whatever happened. I’m so sick of seeing him and Jesse Jackson pretending they are the next MLK when you NEVER hear about them except for when a non-black person has killed a black person.