Ok, so Thurmond's ancestor once owned Sharpton's ancestor (although, I take a lot of that genealogy stuff with a grain of salt), and we all know how Thurmond believed in segragation (except for when it came to his parent's housekeeper)*, but:
Slavery Ties Sharpton to Thurmond - New York Times ** : "Sharpton, who ran for president in 2004 on a ticket of racial justice, said he met Thurmond only once in 1991 when he visited Washington, D.C., with the late soul singer James Brown, who knew Thurmond. Sharpton said the meeting was ''awkward.''"
wtf were James Brown, Al Sharpton, and Strom Thurmond meeting about? Blows my mind.
Do you think it was maybe this James Brown? ----->
* Thurmond's children have acknowledged that Thurmond fathered a biracial daughter. Essie Mae Washington-Williams' mother was a housekeeper in the home of Thurmond's parents.
** And if you need a login combo, remember: cypherphunk/cypherphunk (there's always bugmenot too)