Race. A genealogical study reveals that Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by relatives of late segregation supporter Sen. Strom Thurmond. Too bad Thurmond couldn't be around for a tearful reconciliation—or to demand reparations for having to be associated with Sharpton.
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