August 15, 2005

Farrakhan: "Mexican president was right"

In contrast to black leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, [the Rev.] Louis Farrakhan said that Mexican president Vicente Fox was correct when he said that Mexican immigrants take jobs "that not even blacks want."

Farrakhan said Sunday that blacks do not want to go to farms and pick fruit because they already "picked enough cotton."

"Why are you so foolishly sensitive when somebody is telling you the truth?" he asked the crowd at Mercy Memorial Baptist Church. He said blacks and Latinos should form an alliance to correct differences and animosity between the two communities.

Farrakhan said the above while in Milwaukee, promoting the October 15 "Million More March." The "More" event is labeled as "more inclusive" than the 1995 "Million Man March." Women and gays are "encouraged to attend."

Posted by Rhodey at August 15, 2005 01:28 PM | TrackBack

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