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. 

In other news: Donald Trump Exaggerates Wealth: Surprised?

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