Many, if not most, black Americans have been onto the antics of Jesse Jackson for quite some time. Finally, some of that disgust is making it to the major media.
November 25, 2003 — A Loop rally demanding more jobs for young black men turned into a protest against the leadership of Reverend Jesse Jackson. [SNIP]
"We are tired of coming here to voice our opinion when we got African-American people sitting at the table and saying they represent our interests and playing this puppet game," said one protester.[SNIP]
"They lashed out at Dr. King, they lashed out at Nelson Mandela, they lashed out at Jesus, so all of those who fight for change become the object of frustration," said Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow-Push Coalition.Get off the Cross, Jesse. Jesus died so you wouldn’t have to.
I once got into the usual discussion about “black leaders” in which Jackson was held up as Exhibit A. I disputed the assertion that black Americans held this man up as a leader and said that it was white guilt that had created the Jesse Jackson persona and problem. After all, black-owned corporations aren’t being shaken down by Jackson for hush money.
Jesse Jackson is white America’s problem.
How about this: the next corporation that finds itself in Jackson’s crosshairs grows some testicles and says “sue us.” Yes, you, too, can be free at last.