Reverend Al Sharpton spoke the eulogy at the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a young black man who had been shot and killed by local authorities, based on The Daily Wire.
Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, made comments saying that American isn’t racist.
“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards [sic] to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
Sharpton’s response, “Seems something awkward to me where a white president talked about white supremacy and a black senator said…America’s not racist.”
“Seem a little strange to me. Now, everybody in America is not racist. But are you talking about whether the practice of America is racist or the people? Because the practice of America was built on racism.”
“It was against the law for us to read and write. It was against the law for us to marry. It was against the law for us to name our children after us. We were brought here to work and never get paid. That’s how the country was built.”
“What do you mean America is not racist? It was started off racism!”
“If there’s nothing on the tape, there won’t be nothing on it in 45 days. And if there’s something on it in 45 days, there’s something on it today…Put it out!” Sharpton said. “Let the world see what it is to see. If you’ve got nothing to hide, then what are you hiding?”