Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite
Speaking with radio host Tavis Smiley, Princeton University professor Cornel West attacked MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton for not demanding that the Department of Justice immediately charge George Zimmerman with a civil rights violation in connection with the shooting of Trayvon Martin. West insisted that Sharpton is “still on the Obama plantation,” or he would be more critical of the president and Attorney General Eric Holder.
“Black people now find themselves, essentially, at the mercy of an African-American attorney general to do something else,” Smiley said.
“What do you make of the irony of who we have to depend on now to make a decision that I don’t believe is forthcoming?” Smiley asked regarding federal charges against Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights.
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