Sharpton presses Sanders: 'What about the race element' in income inequality?

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton early Thursday said Bernie SandersBernie SandersParliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? OPINION | They told us to abandon ObamaCare — then came the resistance MORE “did not address” during a discussion how the Democratic presidential hopeful's welfare plan would combat the effects of racism on income inequality. 

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“One of the things that I was saying to Senator Sanders is saying that you’ve got to deal with income inequality and wages is fine, but what about the race element of that?” Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“He did not address that directly,” the reverend added. “That’s what I was pressing him on.”

“Are you going to talk about affirmative action? Are you going to talk about racial disparities in terms of promotions and access to capital?”

Sharpton said he wanted to share during their Harlem meeting the issues that minorities care about as the election moves toward the South.

“As we leave the New Hampshire/Iowa states, which are basically white electorate, they’re going to have to deal now with issues across the board,” he said.

“You’ve got to deal with the immigration issue with Latinos in Nevada, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of the issues in our community.”

Sharpton said he is planning to meet with Democratic primary front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSchumer: Dems, not Russia, are to blame for loss to Trump Dem rep: Kushner ‘lied’, should be investigated Scaramucci deleting old tweets to avoid 'distraction' MORE next Tuesday.