Al Sharpton hosted a "reclaim the dream" march on the same day as Glenn Beck's highly publicized (and criticized) "Restoring Honor" rally. Sharpton voiced concerns early on about Beck's choice of venue for the event, as it was on the date and in the same place as the Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech.
Sharpton is a controversial character in the political landscape by his own means. Some say he's racist against whites, while others agree with his agenda.
Sharpton's criticism comes more from the black community than anywhere else at all. CNS News reports that Mychal Massie, the chairman of Project 21 said "The Constitution, and I’ve read the Constitution, permits for Glenn Beck to hold a rally. He is not in any way taking advantage of a day or in any way being unfair or in any way maligning the history of Martin Luther King,”
He went on to accuse Sharpton of using race as a way to divide Americans, and said that the term "black community" should be dispensed of, as we are all Americans.
Do you think that Sharpton was correct in saying that Beck was trying to "hijack" the Civil Rights movement, or do you side with Massie and see nothing wrong with the "restoring honor rally"