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Rockntractor
03-24-2012, 10:58 AM
By Rene Lynch

March 23, 2012, 12:33 p.m.

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?

"We're surprised that everyone else is surprised," Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. African Americans have tried for decades to get the rest of America to understand their plight, he said, particularly their beliefs that justice is still elusive in many parts of America, especially the Deep South.

Then along comes the Trayvon Martin case, and facts that are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.

"I hope that this will be a transformative moment," Jackson said.

Jackson was speaking Friday morning from the Chicago offices of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He had just returned from duties in Belgium and Switzerland. He was in Geneva on Wednesday as part of a delegation of religious leaders trying to find a way to end the violence in Syria. Jackson was preparing to get back on a plane for a flight south so he can add his voice to the growing protests in and around Sanford, Fla., where Martin's shooting took place.

Jackson said the Martin case is getting plenty of media attention overseas, attention that is both embarrassing to white America and humiliating to black America.

Moreover, he said, the failure to make an arrest in the case takes away the nation's "moral authority" to address injustices in other countries when it fails to do the same within its own borders.

Jackson predicted that the protests will continue to multiply in number and that the ranks of protestors will swell until Zimmerman is arrested.

"As long as he is outside of the court system, the protests will intensify and spill over into other dimensions," Jackson said. "His lack of appearance in the court system is a source of embarrassment and humiliation. He needs to face the court."

Jackson said that there is a mistaken assumption in some corners of America that all racial problems went away with the election of President Obama. "There was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism," he said. "That's not true. His victory has triggered tremendous backlash."

He added: "Blacks are under attack." African American families are facing record home foreclosures and unemployment. Their children are burdened with student loan debt. States, particularly conservative ones, are passing voter laws that leaders know will disenfranchise blacks and other minorities. Meanwhile, the nation's prisons are brimming with black faces, he said, and their numbers that suggest that the legal system is quicker to send blacks to prison than whites.

Jackson said gunfire in America continues to be a problem for all Americans -- not just blacks. Why, he asked, isn't America outraged, that far more people die of gun violence in one year in America than the number of soldiers killed in the wars waged in Iraq and Afghanistan?

"Our disparities are great," he said. "Targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business."

Jackson said he also wants to see the Martin protests accomplish something else beyond justice for the slain teen's family. He said he wants the repeal of Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law, which gives legal protection to people who fight back in self-defense. Some believe that the Florida police were nodding to that law when they declined to arrest Zimmerman after the Feb. 26 shooting.

Many other states have similar statutes, Jackson said, and he wants them all repealed, starting with Florida's.

"No justice, no peace," he said. "The indifference to this kind of pain is just going to intensify the protests."http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-trayvon-martin-case-jesse-jackson-20120323,0,2131299.story

Inciting a race war is not the most intelligent thing to do when you are wanting to reelect a black president that is already growing in his unpopularity.

wwworkingguy
03-24-2012, 11:21 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-trayvon-martin-case-jesse-jackson-20120323,0,2131299.story

Inciting a race war is not the most intelligent thing to do when you are wanting to reelect a black president that is already growing in his unpopularity.

Well that is a stretch .... to expect intelligence from Jesse Jackson. :biggrin-new:
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are just part of the well entrenched "race industry."
They are both despicable characters.
I have at least 1 black friend who has told me that they cannot stomach either one of those guys.
But the masses of blacks are easily manipulated by them and are also veritable slaves on the Democratic plantation.

NJCardFan
03-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Mr. Jackson(I refuse to call him Reverend because there is nothing reverend about him),

A young white student in Kansas City was set on fire by 2 older black students who told him that "you deserve this white boy". Does this mean that white people are under attack? Also, do you condone this behavior? And thirdly, there are far more blacks shot by other blacks in this country, why haven't you spoken out about that? I await your answers with baited breath.

Sincerely,

someone who is wasting his time holding his breath

Bailey
03-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Mr. Jackson(I refuse to call him Reverend because there is nothing reverend about him),

A young white student in Kansas City was set on fire by 2 older black students who told him that "you deserve this white boy". Does this mean that white people are under attack? Also, do you condone this behavior? And thirdly, there are far more blacks shot by other blacks in this country, why haven't you spoken out about that? I await your answers with baited breath.

Sincerely,

someone who is wasting his time holding his breath



On top of his bullshit the shooter wasnt even WHITE, for crying out loud. I really think if racism went away tomorrow Mr Jackson and all the race baiters would be really upset.

NJCardFan
03-24-2012, 11:44 AM
On top of his bullshit the shooter wasnt even WHITE, for crying out loud. I really think if racism went away tomorrow Mr Jackson and all the race baiters would be really upset.

Just like Obama is black by convenience, Zimmerman is white by convenience.

nightflight
03-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Just like Obama is black by convenience, Zimmerman is white by convenience.

This is true. Imagine if all this hadn't have gone down, but rather Zimmerman was assaulted and killed by a white man, he (Zimmerman) would have then been a "person of color".

Novaheart
03-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Just like Obama is black by convenience, Zimmerman is white by convenience.

For 400 years white people have defined who is white and who isn't. The rules sounded scientific, 1/16th, 1/8th, or as much as 1/4 black and one could be considered white. Mulattoes have never been considered white. Now, people decide for themselves who is and isn't white.

The department of corrections database shows that there are 3885 persons in Florida prison who identify as "hispanic" as a race; they range in appearance from Ricky Ricardo to Harry Belafonte.

Much more interesting are those persons who identify themselves as "white" in the DOC database. Many of these people are not what most white people would consider white. They would be perhaps "Brazilian white". The color line in Brazil is fine, but most Americans would probably consider a lot of the "white" Brazilians to be "other" at least or "black" for simplicity.

Biracial people can identify as whatever race they have to choose from. If Obama identifies as black, it's not to be mocked it's to be respected. Just as we might respect someone from New Jersey identifying as "white" when a purist would call him "muddy".

NJCardFan
03-24-2012, 01:42 PM
For 400 years white people have defined who is white and who isn't. The rules sounded scientific, 1/16th, 1/8th, or as much as 1/4 black and one could be considered white. Mulattoes have never been considered white. Now, people decide for themselves who is and isn't white.

The department of corrections database shows that there are 3885 persons in Florida prison who identify as "hispanic" as a race; they range in appearance from Ricky Ricardo to Harry Belafonte.

Much more interesting are those persons who identify themselves as "white" in the DOC database. Many of these people are not what most white people would consider white. They would be perhaps "Brazilian white". The color line in Brazil is fine, but most Americans would probably consider a lot of the "white" Brazilians to be "other" at least or "black" for simplicity.

Biracial people can identify as whatever race they have to choose from. If Obama identifies as black, it's not to be mocked it's to be respected. Just as we might respect someone from New Jersey identifying as "white" when a purist would call him "muddy".

Deflecting away and still using little immature barbs again there princess? You're an asshole. This much we all know but you're also disingenuous. Obama is black by convenience. How so you ask? Because he was born to a white mother who raised him until her death when he was raised by his white grandparents all the while his black father had little to do with him. Then he gets into the political arena and all of a sudden his grandmother, who raised him, becomes a "typical white person". Believe me, if Obama could use his white side for political gain, he'd be filling his iPod with Pat Boone and Steve & Edie faster than you can say Jack Robinson.

Oh, and as for your little immature last line, I'll be sure to pass that along to Bruce Springsteen. Now grow up.

namvet
03-24-2012, 01:53 PM
this the same Jackson who said he wanted to cut Obozo's nuts off for talking down to black folks???

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03-24-2012, 02:23 PM
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SarasotaRepub
03-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Why is Jesse opening his mouth??? I mean, who can he shake down for $$$ in this one??? :rolleyes:

Bailey
03-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Why is Jesse opening his mouth??? I mean, who can he shake down for $$$ in this one??? :rolleyes:

He will hit the HOA for some cash or it could be just regular, old fashion media attention cause he hasnt been in the spotlight for some time.

JB
03-25-2012, 07:35 PM
Jackson said that there is a mistaken assumption in some corners of America that all racial problems went away with the election of President Obama. "There was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism," he said. "That's not true.Jesse, Jesse, Jesse...we all know you could never let that happen. You would have to then go out and get a real job.

"Excelled at fake outrage" and "Ability to fly on short notice" are just not in demand these days.

Novaheart
03-30-2012, 12:19 AM
You're an asshole.

lol



Obama is black by convenience. How so you ask? Because he was born to a white mother who raised him until her death when he was raised by his white grandparents all the while his black father had little to do with him.

What you are describing is someone who would be considered 'culturally white' by some people, which is not the same thing as being white in practice. In practice, the "brown paper bag test" that New Orleanians talk about applies. Obama most assuredly looks black. Anyone on the street of any race would identify him as black or biracial. A cab driver in New York might sail past him if he's not dressed tight and standing in front of Chase Manhattan Plaza.

As for the New Jersey folks, I don't make the rules just report on them.

Hawkgirl
03-30-2012, 12:30 AM
"Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?"

Jesse, it is a chronic issue, black on black violence in gang inflicted areas is outrageous. Blacks killing each other over girls, turfs and "disrespect". What do you and President Obama plan on doing about this ?????????????????????????????????????????????????! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

NJCardFan
03-30-2012, 12:39 AM
lol




What you are describing is someone who would be considered 'culturally white' by some people, which is not the same thing as being white in practice. In practice, the "brown paper bag test" that New Orleanians talk about applies. Obama most assuredly looks black. Anyone on the street of any race would identify him as black or biracial. A cab driver in New York might sail past him if he's not dressed tight and standing in front of Chase Manhattan Plaza.

As for the New Jersey folks, I don't make the rules just report on them.

Talk to me when someone from your state invents something as insignificant as the light bulb.

JB
03-30-2012, 05:57 AM
Why, he asked, isn't America outraged, that far more people die of gun violence in one year in America than the number of soldiers killed in the wars waged in Iraq and Afghanistan?Isn't that your thing? Isn't that how you make your money? Someone should be asking you that question.


Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?Whether this is true or not, isn't this saying that Jesse has basically accomplished nothing for the last 45 years or so.

Lager
03-30-2012, 09:42 AM
It's true that in certain neighborhoods, seeing Trayvon walking around at night, might arouse suspicion. Whose fault is that? Are the residents really guilty of racism because they might feel that way?

Lager
03-30-2012, 09:55 AM
"Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?"



Jesse, why has it taken you so long to recognize the chronic problems in their culture that African Americans face, and quit blaming them all on outside sources? Why has your leadership been absent on those issues?

Novaheart
03-30-2012, 11:23 AM
Talk to me when someone from your state invents something as insignificant as the light bulb.

Edison was from the wasteland known as Ohio. So much for that line of reasoning. Besides, I am from Maryland.

MrsSmith
03-31-2012, 05:07 PM
For 400 years white people have defined who is white and who isn't. The rules sounded scientific, 1/16th, 1/8th, or as much as 1/4 black and one could be considered white. Mulattoes have never been considered white. Now, people decide for themselves who is and isn't white.

The department of corrections database shows that there are 3885 persons in Florida prison who identify as "hispanic" as a race; they range in appearance from Ricky Ricardo to Harry Belafonte.

Much more interesting are those persons who identify themselves as "white" in the DOC database. Many of these people are not what most white people would consider white. They would be perhaps "Brazilian white". The color line in Brazil is fine, but most Americans would probably consider a lot of the "white" Brazilians to be "other" at least or "black" for simplicity.

Biracial people can identify as whatever race they have to choose from. If Obama identifies as black, it's not to be mocked it's to be respected. Just as we might respect someone from New Jersey identifying as "white" when a purist would call him "muddy".

Zimmerman self-identifies as Hispanic. It's only your racist buddies that ID him as white or white-Hispanic, and it's quite obviously done only to provoke racial unrest. With the left, it's all about race because they are so pathetically prejudiced.

NJCardFan
03-31-2012, 11:07 PM
Read this article by Larry Elder:

http://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2012/03/29/creators_oped