Links: Al Sharpton Snubbed, Candidate Thanks God for Slavery and More

In today's link roundup: Al Sharpton claims intellectuals don't like him, a city councilwoman is caught thanking God for slavery, and Birthers dominate the best-seller list. 

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Intellectuals have beef with Sharpton: "A lot of blacks in the intellectual circles have a problem with me because of class issues," Sharpton said. "I was a college dropout with a James Brown hairdo. 'He can’t talk for us!' I mean, of all the arrogance! They want to speak about the proletariat but don't want a proletarian leader!"

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Thank God for ... slavery? Jacksonville, Fla., City Council candidate and longtime minister Kimberly Daniels is catching heat for one of her controversial sermons in which she thanked God for slavery. "If it wasn't for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshipping a tree," said Daniels. 

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Birther books are best-sellers?! The Birther movement not only is dominating the media but also appears to be taking over best-seller lists. Jerome Corsi's new book, Where's the Birth Certificate. The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President, has jumped to the top of Amazon's best-seller list, leaving many Democrats fearful of the Republican frenzy. 

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Google: 'Hell, no, we won't show!' Minority business leaders are fuming over the fact that Google refuses to release hiring data that shows how many minorities the company employs. Google claims that the information is a trade secret, but we're not buying it. 

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