1992: Al Sharpton Was A Big Fan Of ‘Offing The Pigs,’ Using ‘Hate’ To Achieve Racial Justice [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Back in 1992, Rev. Al Sharpton frequently urged black Americans to use violence to achieve racial justice.


In a special interview for CBS’ “48 Hours,” Sharpton told Erin Moriarty at his core, he’s “an angry black man.”

“I think that hate is an emotion,” he explained. “I would love to use love, but if I’ve gotta use hate, I’ll deal what my hand calls for.” (RELATED: Former Prosecutor Sues Obama, Sharpton For Inciting Race War)

“If I have to disturb race relations to aid racial justice, then fine!”

In one of his most famous speeches — taking place at Keene University, then called Keene College, in New Jersey — Sharpton urged African Americans to kill white people.


“I don’t believe in marching,” Sharpton told the crowd. “I believe in offing the pigs, well they got pigs out here!”

“Do what you believe in, or shut up and admit you’ve lost your courage and your guts to stand up,” he continued. “Fight then. Ain’t nobody holding you.”

“I’ll off the man,” Sharpton said in imitation of in-name-only militant activists. “Well off him. Plenty of crackers walking right around here tonight. Ain’t nobody coming around here to knock the gun out of your hand.”

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