These past few days, America’s Newspaper of Record has been reporting on the Reverend Al Sharpton’s $ucce$$ at shaking down big corporations. In a nutshell:
Rev’m Al: Your hiring / promotion / location / subcontracting / dealership / advertising policies are racist! I’m going to organize a boycott!
Megacorp, Inc. How much you want?
Rev’m Al: [Names six-figure sum]
Megacorp, Inc. Here you go.
Rev’m Al: You’re clean!
As Steve Sailer notes today, this kind of thing, as shameful as it seems to a lot of us, is quite mainstream. Even a presidential candidate and his wife can dabble in it.