Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Jesse Jackson is a racist.

Racist (n):

1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.

2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

I made a claim in the comments of this post that upset at least one person. I maintain that Jesse Jackson has done more to hurt the ideal of racial equity than David Duke ever could. To a lot of people that position is ridiculous but when you stop to think about it, it does make sense.

David Duke is marginalized by his very adherence to the idea that non-white races are inferior. The only people who take him seriously are those already in agreement with his ideals/point of view. He reaches a very small audience that is getting smaller as time goes by. Jackson, on the other hand, is embraced by politicians, media, and populace and so his word reaches a much wider, and much more receptive audience. He uses his position, in words anyway, to denounce racism but his actions have done more to reinforce racist thought than anything Duke could have ever done.

The first thing Jackson does that's harmful is to almost immediately jump in on any situation involving blacks and label it as a race issue regardless of whether or not race is even a factor. One recent example is Jackson's calling out of the media for using the word 'refugee' during/after Katrina. Jackson wanted them to be called 'displaced persons' because he claimed that calling them 'refugees' was racist. Since the word refugee literally means someone who is searching for refuge there is NO racial connotation to the term. This kind of grandstanding by Jackson is drawing attention away from legitimate cases of racist behavior and turning Jackson into "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." It's getting to the point that Jackson won't be able to label a definitive case of racism and be taken seriously. He is marginalizing himself and, by extension, his cause over time.

The primary mistake by Jackson though is in his approach to blacks in general. He thinks that reparations are owed to the black community. He repeatedly asserts that black Americans are incapable of bettering themselves without some from of outside help. What kind of message does this send to people? This kind of self-defeating tripe demeans the character and strength of blacks everywhere.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Jackson is doing this on purpose. I believe that he honestly wants to make things better and his intentions, sometimes anyway, are completely altruistic. His actions though are doing more to eat away at the foundations of racial equality than the vocal supremacist groups could ever do.

To sum up, Jackson is doing a phenomenal job paving the road to hell but failing us all with his short-sighted attempts at addressing racism. We have to get past the point where someone's skin color makes a difference. As long as people like Jackson and Duke, as well as programs like affirmative action, constantly reinforce the idea that the cellular levels of melanin in someone's skin matters we will NEVER achieve the ideal that people like Dr. King worked so hard to bring about.

34 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree!

 
At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head!

 
At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am outraged at the firing of Don Imus today. Imus made a very insensitive comment on his radio show but do I think he is a racist, NO. Do I think Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are racists, YES!!! I really believe they incite rather than calm the waters when there is a potential issue. They foster the separation of color by their comments. Why doesn't the media see this. Everyone is so afraid to stand up to Jackson or Sharpton because they are afraid that someone will label them as racist. How sad!

 
At 3:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson is no better than a gun wielding thug robbing gas stations.
But he goes after the big corporations and when they resist he yells racism! Thats his weapon. He doesn't do it for black people. He does it for the money the corporations shove in his pockets to shut him up. When is he going to apologize to the Duke students for scarring them for life?

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse jackson,Al Sharpton and Spike Lee are some of the biggest racists in the media

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imus is a cocksniffer who cares

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous sickofracismbyblacks said...

I am going to start C.E.T instead of B.E.T. and have Imos on it all day and all night....

Then when Jackson and sharpton protest for C.E.T. being racist, I will tell them to allow white students apply for school aid through the united negro college fund. Because we all know that if we had the white colleg fund, oh my lord the riots in D.C. would be heavy.....

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama is "acting White" according to racist Jesse Jackson. What to hell is "acting White. "
Jackson is as bad a racist as the KKK. He needs to step down for his racist comments. Jesse Jackson is a Black Racist.

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are Jesse and Al always part of the problem, and never part of the solution?

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with this posting. In fact I have to right a paper on a subject on something like this. And if racism still around in the leaders of the that scream racism when they are them selfs are racist is just wrong.

 
At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with all of you. They expect racism to be abolished, and yet they continue to segregrate themselves from society. Morons.

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More truth to jesse jackson's racism. Where is jesse jackson's comments about the racist reverend of barak hussien obama. Jesse jackson is silent as expected. If it was John McCain's white preacher that uttered remarks like reverend write, jesse jackson would be all over it. The bigot jackson has lost all credibility. Anyone who listens to the guy is blind.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger rlewis said...

What are we going to do about the problem? When you witness a racist act, do you speak up? I think that is the first step. I need to comment on sickofblackracism's comment. First of all, if there was no BET, black people would rarely appear on television as entertainment. Don't get me wrong, black people are on the news. Dallas County has almost reached 20 overturned convictions of black males this year. This is racism. If you don't worry about people watching you when you shop or police officers stopping you for no reason, you cannot understand the frustration. Speak up when you hear a racist joke. Let your neighbor or friend know that it is not acceptable to discriminate. If we refuse to tolerate racism, things will change.

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger nathanboggs25 said...

thank you jackson is a racist he is a stupid fuck that hates white people now if he were a white person who hates blacks who cares there right

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson has a history of discrimination. He made comments about the Jews and ofcourse white people and anybody else that doesn't fit in with his views. When he goes to far or gets caught like he did recently his excuse is that was a private conversation and I apologize. What he means is that he is sorry he got caught. If he wasn't black and and made those types of comments he would be the most hated racist man in america. I really hope people don't buy into what he says because he is frickin nuts.

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson just like alot of African Americans use racism as an excuse for failure. ex. Its not my fault I didnt get the job, they just dont like black people. Its not because I'm not qualified or I dress like a thug, its because of racism. Minorities and African Americans in particular have more opportunities. Just look at Affirmative Action. The most retarded idea ever invented. Lets take spots away from students with good grades and just give them to minorities because surely they didnt get the same education as white people even though they were in the same school. Racism is a trump card/meal ticket that they will never let go of. No I'm not racist. But because i'm white and I just bitched about African Americans and Minorities I'll be labeled one. Except you talk about white people and you're just expressing your opinion.

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article about Rev. Jackson.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27032

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger rlewis said...

Does racism still exist?

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger rlewis said...

Talking about it is good, but what can we do to change things? Take a look at this. This may make you think. http://www.unh.edu/residential-life/diversity/aw_article17.pdf

 
At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets just face it, Jackson is the definition of a NIGGER. he is a lazy ass hole who uses the color of his skin to dictate his life. I have this crazy idea that one day people will judge others not by the color of there skin but by the content of there character. If that nigger died the world would be a better place

 
At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally feel that black people always play the racist card. Many black people feel that they do not have the same opportunites as whites. Personally, I feel that segragation should be brought back. Whites support whites, blacks support blacks, etc, etc. After some time goes by, they will realize how much better they had it living off the other mans dollar! Then people like Jessie Jackson and Obama would realize how much they need the "white" man!!!

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are good black people and their are "n*****s", the same a s for good white people and whitetrash. Here are some good reasons for white people to stop judging or sterotype a "n****r"
Use correct language, pull their pants up to their waist, take the tags off their hats, walk straight and at a normal pace, have a quiet conversation amounst each other, stop talking during a movie, remove the gold teeth, remove the earrings, remove the corn rolls, tie their shoe or boots, stop dragging their feet when they walk, stop calling each other nigga, treat woman with respect, basically to most typical rap song!!!!

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger black_lockets said...

yeah. I think you should change your blog name to uncommon sanity.

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessie Jackass and Al Shitone are both morons they called it racist that black kids were arrested for beating a white kid...ya it was racist the blacks attacking the white kid

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Arcanum said...

Jesse Jackson and the NAACP are the 2 biggest examples of racist behavior in the Universe. 1000 times worse than Imus. How well do you think NAAWP would go over. Jackson's panties would be so far up his butt that he'd never be able to pull them out. Now how is that fair at all??? I'm sure God loves all his children regardless of the color of their skin, but I'm sure he has a special place in hell reserved for jackson!

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree. So is Spike lee. As long as channels like BET and other kinds of media keep picking race over accomplishments they're will always be racism.

In this day and age doesn't matter what color you are society and the rich politicians holds us back not white people. I'm italian and I'm judged and insulted on a daily basis that doesn't make me go hating people.

It's one thing to compliment someones achievments based on their culture (exm. chinese, italian, canadian, american, etc.) and it's another to throw race in to it.

The only way to stop racism is to stop agnologing it. By praising accomplishments based on RACE your doing just that. To fight it you have to do your best and overcome everything only then will you be on top and be agnoliged by everyone.

STOP RACISM AND SPREAD LOVE
PEACE

 
At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Joey Ray Wms said...

When Clinton took office, I created a photo of Air Force One on cinder blocks in front of the White House. He’s from Arkansas. Get it?

Y’all ain ‘t getting me caught up in this. Egyptions are Africans, and they enslaved some of my ancestors, Jews.

My grandfather was full-blooded Cherokee, and my grandmother was Jewish, and they lived in the backwoods of Alabama. My father is so confused, he’s Baptist. My mother is black and white. You should see her try to dance at the COGIC conventions.

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Joey Ray Wms said...

Y'all learn to write better so you don't look like stoopid racists...

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My I suggest Jackson and Sharpton find a real job. Their race baiting has reached it's end. Once we are racist they'll have nothing to compare us against. Having lived with a black guy best friend years ago I'm pissed off. How dare you punks preach your garbage. Your ruining your race for your own personal gain. Your not black your an ass.

 
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At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO WHITE PEOPLE WORK AT OPERATION RAINBOW/PUSH...WHY IS THAT? SOUNDS LIKE REVERSE DISCRIMINATION TO ME....

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the media sees this alright. They won't do a damn thing about it though because the media is in bed with liberal racists like sharpton and Jackson. This type of racism will continue until it eventually comes to a head. One day and probably a day sooner than later the racism from the black and Latino communities will be recognized and will result in a race war of some magnitude be it large or small. Only after an event like this will racism begin to truly decline. Let's just hope it happens without bloodshed.

 
At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in response to Rlewis's comment.Yes African -Americans are racially profiled and yes it is completely wrong. But you must realize that much of this racial profiling is due to the fact that the crime rates amongst blacks is higher than many other races. People stereotype blacks for wearing their pants halfway off their ass, wearing their hats kicked to the side like gangsters, speaking Ebonics and calling each other "nigga" and talking over everyone in the room. Not everywhere does this happen but this kind of behavior is very prevalent in certain parts of every city in the United States of America. If you pay attention and read statistics you will find that much of the racial profiling takes place in the exact areas where ghetto behavior by blacks and low-life whites takes place. An owner of a convenient store is most likely going to watch a black or white person like a hawk if he or she walks into the store improperly dressed, shouting belligerently a d speaking Ebonics. Know why? Because history proves that these are the exact type of people that are most likely to steal, burglarize, rob, and injure law abiding citizens. Profiling is wrong but some of the causes for it are valid. By the way I am not prejudice I just get irritated and angry when people act and speak as if there is no racism towards Caucasians while all of the misfortunes of other races are the responsibility of mainstream white Americans. How can I be responsible for the oppression of African Americans when I was born long after slavery was abolished and segregation was outlawed? I believe the 1990's were probably the most peaceful years between whites and blacks, overall at least. It is impossible to deny the fact that after obama was elected the African American community became bolder than ever. "Some" not all, African Americans became more hateful towards whites than ever before. They acted as if they owned the U.S. and white Americans owed them something that they were determined to collect. Now that "their" president is in office they could come out in the open with their hatred. It is wrong, ALL wrong. Racism from anyone toward anyone is wrong. All races of people in this country need to let go of their hatred and become TRULY colorblind if this nation is to prosper or even survive for that matter. Once again I am absolutely not racist I just call it how I see it.

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous tom florey not an anonymous wuss said...

Jessie Jackson is the poster child for what we all hate about any racist!!! Black White or whatever, he is a piece of shit that should be destroyed!!! No black person worth a shit could possibly think he is good for them! And if you are black and supporting him you are a fucking idiot!!!

 

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