Sharpton: 'Old America' Only Worked for English-Speaking White Males
On Saturday, Al Sharpton declared in his speech at the Realize the Dream March and Rally event that honored the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech that the "old America" that only worked for white males who spoke English has "passed away."
"Old America that only worked for white males has passed away," he said. "Old America that only worked for English speaking has passed away."
He continued, "Old America that tells you who to sleep with... has passed away."
Sharpton said those gathered in Washington were marching to bring a "new America" of "equality, justice, and fairness" and emphasized that in this "new America" there would be justice "not for some," but "for all."
"It's time to march for a new America," Sharpton said. "It's time to organize for a new America. It's time to register and vote for a new America."
Sharpton said he gained inspiration for a "new America" from "a dreamer in the Bible named John" who spoke of a new heaven and earth.