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Jesse Jackson.........What is your opinion of the man and his deeds?

EagleEye 2007/04/27 11:04:32
A great leader of Black America
A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
A man on a mission
A racist
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Jesse Jackson: Chronology -----------------------------------------------------... October 8, 1941 Jesse Louis Burns born. 1956 Takes his stepfather's name. Becomes Jesse Louis Jackson. Spring 1959 Graduates from Sterling High School in Greenville, South Carolina. Fall 1959-Spring 1960 Attends University of Illinois. Fall 1961 Transfers to North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College. December 31, 1962 Marries Jacqueline Lavinia Brown. April/May/June 1963 Becomes a leader of civil rights demonstrations in Greensboro, North Carolina. June 6, 1963 Arrested in Greensboro for "inciting to riot and disturbing the peace and dignity of the state." May 1964 Graduates from North Carolina A & T. September 1964 Enters the Chicago Theological Seminary. March 1965 After watching 'Bloody Sunday' on television, Jackson is among thousands who head to Selma, Alabama. Meets Dr. King; asks him for a job. Spring 1966 Becomes head of Chicago chapter of SCLC's Operation Breadbasket. Launches first economic boycott. Summer 1966 Jackson among the leaders of King's open housing marches in Chicago. Summer of 1967 Becomes the national director of Operation Breadbasket. April 4, 1968 King assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee while there to support striking garbage workers. June 30, 1968 Jackson becomes an ordained minister. December 1971 Resigns from SCLC and starts Operation PUSH. Summer 1972 Jackson and William Singer unseat the Mayor Daley delegate slate at the Democratic convention in Miami. 1977 Founds PUSH/Excel, a program to encourage inner-city kids in their schoolwork. 1979 Makes controversial visit to Middle East. October 1983 Enters the 1984 Democratic presidential race. December 1983 In Syria, frees downed U.S. pilot Robert Goodman. February 1984 'Hymietown' comments reported; he apologizes. 1984 Founds the National Rainbow Coalition. March 1988 With his victory in Michigan, Jackson takes the lead in popular votes and delegates in the 1988 Democratic presidential primary. Eventually loses to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. 1989 Moves to Washington, D.C. September 1991 Wins the release of hundreds of foreign nationals being held in Kuwait by Saddam Hussein. Fall 1991 Announces he will not run for President in 1992. 1996 Returns to Operation PUSH in Chicago. February 1997 Jackson proposes an initiative to help close the learning gap between black and white children in part by emphasizing the role of parents. He seeks pledges from approximately 40,000 black parents to become more involved with their children's education and plans meetings with school officials from 45 cities. December 1997 Jackson visits Kenya as President Clinton's "special envoy for democracy" and speaks with Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi to promote peaceful national elections. February 1998 Jackson returns to Kenya to help defuse ethnic tensions and keep Kenya's democratic reforms on track. April 29, 1999 During the Kosovo war, Jackson leaves for Belgrade to negotiate the release of three U.S. POW's captured on the Macedonia border while patrolling with a UN peacekeeping unit. May 1999 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic releases the three POW's. After his meeting with Milosevic, Jackson urges NATO officials and Milosevic to "choose the bargaining table over the battlefield."
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  • toni 2007/05/03 01:22:05
    A racist
    toni
    +8
    Jessie Jackson makes his money by pitting the races against each other. That is his mission. He is a racist of the worse kind hiding behind his "reverend" status.

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  • Kennedy1st 2009/06/27 16:17:17
    A racist
    Kennedy1st
    He's a racist.He can't hold a REAL job and he has had baby mama drama. What a jerk!
    Kennedy racist racist hold real job baby mama drama jerk kennedy
  • Mandee 2008/03/30 14:20:13
    Undecided
    Mandee
    Jesse Jackson is a racist and a divider. He hurts the nation more than he helps it.
  • JB_Parrothead 2008/03/02 10:23:20
    A racist
    JB_Parrothead
    A racist without a cause!
  • John 2008/03/01 00:01:21
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    John
    Good intentions but misguided.
  • celtic 2008/02/25 02:43:39
    A racist
    celtic
    and a backer of the Islamic leader in America; Louis Farrahkan
  • Roxie 2008/02/24 05:51:12
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    Roxie
    Plus he is a bit racist as are all people who blame others for their unhappiness.
  • redhawk 2008/02/11 19:56:20
    A racist
    redhawk
    HE SUCKS!!!
  • RAM 2008/02/01 20:41:16
    Undecided
    RAM
    Jesse makes a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. He teaches his charges a victim status that leads them to believe, "Poor little me; I'm of colored skin and because of that everyone is against me; I need government to care for me since I"m not smart enough to care for myself".

    A cartoon showing Jesse and Al making a wish on the wishing star: "Oh wishing star give us an end to racial strife and bigotry." ....suddenly POOF! Jesse and Al disappear.
  • gina maria 2007/11/20 05:02:40 (edited)
    Undecided
    gina maria
    WHEN IS JESSE JACKSON GOING TO MARRY THE MOTHER OF HIS THREE KIDS?

    I CAN STILL REMEMBER JESSE JACKSON TELLING (OF ADVISING) BLACK YOUTHS OF TAKING CARE OR HAVING RESPONSIBLITY FOR THEIR FAMILY ,CHILDREN.

    CUE: DURING THOSE OPERATION PUSH'S SPEECHES!
  • Paul 2007/10/17 21:05:33
    A racist
    Paul
    +2
    Jesse Jackson is more than a racist. He is a man who wants to profit personally from race-based issues. He is a self-interested promoter who will stop at nothing to profit from any issue and do virtually anything to get in and stay in the limelight. What is really unfortunate is that some blacks see good things in anyone and anything that hurts whites. Also, there are whites who are afraid of Jackson because they know what he is capable of and will therefore meet his demands.
    Jackson is low-rent and so are his supporters.
  • Steve 2007/09/22 17:57:30
    A racist
    Steve
    +1
    Ole Jesse is an Ass Hole.....doesn't any one watch his actions,....
    a self serving......self centered .....shit starter.....who belongs in Jail a lot more than O J does.
  • BiteMe 2007/09/04 02:53:48
    Undecided
    BiteMe
    I picked undecided only because you didn't have...he's an ignorant, senile "bastitch". He may have done a few things right when he was younger, but god, he's been screwing the pooch so bad lately he and Sharpton need to shut the hell up.
  • <--That guy 2007/08/07 17:52:53
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    <--That guy
    He probably did some good at one time, but his head has gone up his ass over the past years.
  • rose of texas 2007/07/30 05:44:11
    A racist
    rose of texas
    +1
    Jesse Jackson is a self-serving racist who is only looking out for himself and will walk over anyone who gets in his way be it a white or black person.
  • AngelEyes 2007/07/13 16:15:47
    A racist
    AngelEyes
    +4
    I personally think he is full of shit, and needs an enema, the black people have been the biggest racist of all, it is okay for them to get up there and call each other the infamous "N" word, Ho word and a whole lot more, But God forbid a white man say it, then we are racist. Well my theory is clean up your own back yard before you come into mine and tell me what to do.
  • ddpd 2007/06/26 16:51:26
    A racist
    ddpd
    +2
    Pretty easy to see this one... Plus, he degrades and uses his own people. A real piece of slime.
  • ☺that's all she wrote... 2007/06/15 01:12:43
    Undecided
    ☺that's all she wrote...
    +2
    MLK did great things and was a brave leader. Jesse is an opportunist.
  • MAGGIE ... ☺that's... 2007/06/21 15:32:01
    MAGGIE IRISH EYES
    +2
    The white, middle class society needs a Jesse Jackson to fight for us!!!
  • ☺that's... MAGGIE ... 2007/06/22 13:18:38
    ☺that's all she wrote...
    +1
    You speak the "truth".
    The closest thing we have so far is Lou Dobbs.
  • D 2007/05/29 21:35:06
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    D
    +2
    A racist and a self promoter for himeself. The $ sign is what moves him now..........
  • BRADY969 2007/05/21 07:45:23 (edited)
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    BRADY969
    +2
    He's no Martin Luther King but he started off wanting to help his brothers and sisters. He still has that under the self promotiong and very large ego.
  • Irene 2007/05/21 03:57:03
    A racist
    Irene
    +6
    And I am black saying this oh do not forget Sharpton
  • EagleEye Irene 2007/05/21 04:00:50
    EagleEye
    +2
    Sad to say it...I agree with you
  • Irene EagleEye 2007/05/21 04:01:42
    Irene
    +2
    I bet Martin is turning in his grave
  • EagleEye Irene 2007/05/21 04:04:15
    EagleEye
    I bet he is...but like many movements this one got off track because of greed and individual power pursuits...they forgot the people
  • Irene EagleEye 2007/05/21 04:05:58
    Irene
    +2
    they only think about their selves and their wallets
  • Marine Irene 2007/06/26 23:01:07
    Marine
    +1
    I agree with you they both are racist that use the Blacks and the Whites against each other. I
  • BRADY969 Irene 2007/06/26 23:06:33
    BRADY969
    +1
    I wish more black people were like Vanilla Ice. That's a bruthu who has embraced his blackness and at the same time helped raise his people to greatness in the ghetto's of Beverly Hills!!!!!!

    just kidding....Will Smith gets hell from the younger crowd (fluffy music) but he's a real man and I think is a great example for kids and young adults....both black and white!
  • redhawk Irene 2008/02/11 20:00:42
    redhawk
    well said Irene... Jackson and Sharpton are the worst public men that your race has for an example... MLK, Bill Cosby, Gen Powell, and many , many more who have set agreat example of what can be achieved in our country need to be given prominence not those two Charlatans who gain at the expense of their race...
  • Norma 2007/05/21 03:23:42
    A racist
    Norma
    +3
    He and Bro. Sharpton are the real racists around here.
  • Natch 2007/05/18 22:36:53
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    Natch
    +3
    You forgot "disappointment" as a choice. He started out okay, but lost his way.
  • alcatraz 2007/05/18 18:15:59
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    alcatraz
    +2
    BEING THAT I GREW UP DURING THAT ERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WHEN JESSE JACKSON,N-MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR.DID A LOT FOR THIS COUNTRY,BLACKS AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY AS WHOLE.
    BUT LATER WE FIND THAT HE HAD CHINKS IN HIS ARMOUR AND MADE REMARKS THAT DID NOT GO OVER WELL WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND HIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT IMPRESSIVE AT ALL.
    AND YES! I DO BELIEVE HE HAS BECOME A SELF PROMOTER MORE FOR HIMSELF THAN THE BLACK POPULATION AND THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IN SHORT I AM NOT IMPRESS WITH JESSE JACKSON,NOW LIKE I WAS WITH HIM BACK IN THE DAY!
  • twinkle 2007/05/16 17:56:46
    A racist
    twinkle
    +2
    self serving racist
  • adam 2007/05/05 17:51:15
    A racist
    adam
    +3
    He's made a "career" out of turning any event into a race issue. He was lucky to ride MLK's coattails and now has to continue to latch onto any possible tv appearance he can to remain in the spotlight. What a waste.
  • kimmpossiable 2007/05/05 05:49:36
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    kimmpossiable
    +3
    NAPOLEON COMPLEX.
  • Sheila 2007/05/04 21:21:04
    A man who did great things for his race...but evolved into a self-promoter
    Sheila
    +1
    He did some great things for his race, but not only evolved into a self promoter, but a racist. He stopped really helping his race and has become a sometimes laughable soundbite. Boy did u leave a lot of things out!
  • toni 2007/05/03 01:22:05
    A racist
    toni
    +8
    Jessie Jackson makes his money by pitting the races against each other. That is his mission. He is a racist of the worse kind hiding behind his "reverend" status.
  • EagleEye toni 2007/05/03 06:15:21
    EagleEye
    +1
    Just call it like it is
  • Kennedy1st toni 2009/06/27 16:18:15
    Kennedy1st
    I totally agree with you Toni.
    Kennedy
  • MAGGIE IRISH EYES 2007/05/02 22:49:55
    A racist
    MAGGIE IRISH EYES
    +2
    Reverend Jackson only gets involved in issues concerning African Americans. So, that makes him a racist and discriminatory. Otherwise, he would also get involved in issues affecting non-minority groups.

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