Quote of the Day: “Rev.” Jackson says “apartheid remains” in America

Posted by: ST on December 9, 2013 at 11:28 am
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Really, Rev.?

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.

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6 Responses to “Quote of the Day: “Rev.” Jackson says “apartheid remains” in America”

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  1. Phineas says:

    The closest comparison to apartheid in the US was Jim Crow, which I’ll remind JJ was a creation of Democrats.

    Statements like these again show what a lazy and pedestrian mind Jackson has.

    (I refuse to call him “reverend.” I have too much respect for good men of the cloth to do that.)

  2. ALman says:

    He always did seem to me to be out of “sync”. As the years have passed, his dissonance has increased. So, now, he’s all primed for a spot on MSNBC.
    (Couldn’t agree more about the usage of “reverend”)

  3. Speaking of his son, Jesse Jr., that acorn didn’t fall far from the tree… Just sayin!

  4. Jen says:

    It seems to me that as liberals grow old, they become so embittered about themselves and everyone in it. And they NEVER pass up an opportunity to inject themselves and how much meaning they have in the world when speaking of the death of someone far more significant than themselves. They will absolutely step all over the dead trying to been seen above the crowd.

  5. H Hazell says:

    Apartheid is so prevalent in America, it leaves people like Jackson to roam and speak freely at will.

  6. Carlos says:

    Wonder if JJ knows just how stupid he sounds when he opens his mouth and sound comes out?

    Nah. He’s been that way waaaaaay too long, and if it had ever occurred to him he would have stopped, probably about age three or so.

    And calling JJ “The Reverend” is about as meaningful as calling Rangel “The Honorable.”