I don’t blame Reverend Al for this as much as Middlebury College. It seems that the Vermont school that really puts the liberal in liberal arts has invited Reverend Al Sharpton to speak next month.
Known for his rhetoric that isn’t quite yet post-racial, Reverend Al is not a surprising choice for Middlebury College. Except that they’re paying him $40,000 for the brief appearance. At a time when their endowment is shrinking (23 percent in the last six months).
One hour with Al Sharpton could put a scholarship student through that school for one more year. Or maybe it could prevent an inevitable layoff from the college staff.