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Shaking my head. Via The Hill:
Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday apartheid still exists in the United States as he reflected on Nelson Mandela’s effect on American politics.
“Apartheid remains. Apartheid gaps in poverty, healthcare and education. We’re in the middle of the end of the apartheid struggle now, but it’s just changed phases,” he said on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.”
“For almost 30 years, we had a lead jump on the right to vote and used that right to vote to empower allies in South Africa,” Jackson said.
Never let an opportunity go to waste to make a complete a** of yourself, right Jesse? Racism, of course, still exists in America, but the word “apartheid” conjures up very specific and strong definitions and (disturbing) images from South Africa, and is a major embellishment – and, frankly, is grossly misrepresentative of what is going on here in America in present day politically, as opposed to what was happening here in the 50s and 60s. Shame on you, Rev. If you had any shame, that is.