Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out Thursday against Rev. Jesse Jackson’s use of the N-word that was caught on tape while preparing for an interview for Fox News.
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Sharpton, who has joined Jackson in opposition of the word, said on CBS News’ The Early Show on Thursday that he was “very disappointed” by this latest revelation.
“I think this certainly does not reflect the Reverend Jackson that we all know and love,” Sharpton said. “I think that we have to be consistent. We have denounced the N-word at National Action Network and other groups. Those of us and many of us who have used it privately said we must refrain from it if we’re going to challenge people using it publicly.”
Sharpton agreed that public figures especially need to be role models for others in expunging the word from today’s culture.