Poll Context: In an interview with Vanity Fair, Al Sharpton said that he is kept up at night by a great fear that everything it took so much SWEAT and BLOOD and SACRIFICE to achieve will be taken away. He worries about an America without Barack Obama. What will happen when “he walks out of there, and there is not even the symbol of a black family walking out of the White House every day, going to Air Force One. He worries that the despair and emotions on the ground escalate. ‘Cause not only do we feel we’re not getting justice, we’re not feeling we’re being assuaged by someone that we feel is at least sensitive to those needs. And I don’t know that America is ready or has adequately prepared to deal with that.”
So what have Al Sharpton and Barack Obama done do benefit race relations? What sweat and blood have they expended for the country and will they be missed?