Al Sharpton wants DNA test…to boost radio show ratings.

Now I’ve heard it all. Al Sharton is a media whore. And who cares if his great-great grandparents were slave to anybody’s great-great grandparents? We constantly talk about the ‘politics of personal destruction’. When are we going to address the politics of race and class warfare?

“Shocked” Sharpton Wants DNA Test, Potential Slave-Era Link Between Families Prompts Rev. Al Sharpton To Call For More Evidence – CBS News

(CBS/AP) The Rev. Al Sharpton said he wants a DNA test to determine whether he is related to former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond through his great-grandfather, a slave owned by an ancestor of the late senator.

“I can’t find out anything more shocking than I’ve already learned,” Sharpton told the Daily News, which on Sunday reported the link based on genealogists’ findings.

Sharpton’s spokesman, Rachel Noerdlinger, confirmed Monday for The Associated Press that Sharpton plans to pursue DNA testing, but had no further details.

CBS News Radio correspondent Peter King reports that Sharpton said he will interview the researchers and the reporter on-air and take calls about the topic.

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