(VitalNews.org) – In what appeared to be a historical reenactment of actual civil rights marches during the 1960s, President Joe Biden joined Al Sharpton to walk across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama. The walk was described as a celebration of the 58th anniversary of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday,” during which actual protestors marched across the bridge.
Now a battle is shaping up as an activist group called Stopantisemitism (sic) is demanding Biden distance himself from Sharpton. The group describes Sharpton, now an MSNBC contributor and host, as an antisemite.
The group wants Biden to choose more “worthy allies” and said it was “disheartened” to see the President associate with Sharpton. Stopantisemitism said Sharpton had used “antisemitic rhetoric” for decades and was not an appropriate choice for “inclusion and freedom.”
Though it’s socially taboo to acknowledge, the bad blood between black and Jewish activists is longstanding and obvious to anyone who observes the exchanges between the groups.
President Joe Biden’s tenure so far has seen him pick several photo opportunities and events that allow him to associate himself with the golden era of civil rights activism in the United States. Black activists such as Jesse Jackson, Jr., Al Sharpton, and others occupy an almost sanctified and mythological status among Democrats concerned with race relations.
The President claims to believe that the voting rights of black Americans continue to balance on a knife edge. Many find it difficult to credit that such statements are sincere; critics say the left won’t let go of a historical era that’s in the past.
Biden said the “fundamental” right to vote is “still under assault,” though he provided no evidence. He introduced a bill in 2021 that gave the Department of Justice directions to find evidence of discrimination by examining various voting jurisdictions around the US.
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