Al Sharpton Rips Historical US Policy Towards Nelson MandelaBreaking News
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Reverend Al Sharpton spoke on Sunday about the dangers of rewriting history when it comes to the death of Nelson Mandela and America's relations with him.
"I think that for us now to sugarcoat that is a betrayal of history," Sharpton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I think that it is a betrayal of history to act as though as Nelson Mandela evolved, the world embraced it. There was a real battle in this country."
Sharpton argued that it is important for the United States to acknowledge the truth about the country's tensions with Mandela and the ANC.
"Let's remember the ANC that he refers to were pursuing freedom. Many of the communist nations embraced them," he said. "This country did not."...
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