Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson - Phil Robertson and White Privilege
Posted on 12/26/2013 3:36:29 AM PST by LD Jackson
Honestly, I am surprised it took Jesse Jackson this long to open his mouth and put himself in the middle of the discussion about the remarks made by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson in an interview with GQ. Turning the focus away from what Phil Robertson said about homosexuality, Jesse Jackson instead accused him of having "white privilege" when he mentioned his experiences picking cotton with blacks while he was growing up in Louisiana.
Politico - The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has stepped into the Duck Dynasty uproar, using the case of civil rights hero Rosa Parks to make his case against show star Phil Robertson.What, you may ask, did Phil Robertson say that has Jesse Jackson so stirred up? Here what he said about his youth in Louisiana.
At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law, Jackson said in a statement, according to the Chicago Tribune. Robertsons statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was white privilege.
GQ - I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. Im with the blacks, because were white trash. Were going across the field.... Theyre singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, I tell you what: These doggone white peoplenot a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.Phil Robertson is not trying to say discrimination was not present in Louisiana when he was growing up. He is simply saying he did not witness it in the context of his youth, picking cotton with the blacks and interacting with them. Nothing more and nothing less.
How can you use these words, uttered by a man talking about his youth, to make the leap of logic that he is expressing white privilege? Words escape me to adequately describe the idiocy being expressed by Jesse Jackson as he goes on the attack against a manufactured enemy. Does he really believe he can convince America that Phil Robertson is a product of white privilege? Does he not really understand where the Duck Dynasty star came from and what his background is? If Jesse Jackson absolutely has to be in the news, could he not, at least, pick a real story to jump in with? The man is an idiot of unprecedented proportions.
...hey Jesse, why don’t you take on the “knockout” GAME?
Visit your son lately?
If Jesse really wants to learn about White privilege, he can go read the book “Grapes of Wrath.”
I thought he was talk in’ about Tamara Holder?
If Jesse really wants to learn about White privilege, he can go read the book Grapes of Wrath.
He won’t let facts get in the way of his hateful agenda. Nice to see a “Roots” marathon airing on Christmas Eve; this issue will only go away when either the self-perceived “victims” or the accused “perpetrators” go away...
What is the point of trying to reason with a person, Jesse Jackson, who can’t be reasoned with? There is a very large percentage of non-white people who think every white person grew up in the lap of luxury in a mansion with maids, servants (probably black) and given everything. No amount of facts will change their minds...because they want to believe those things. Do people really think you could get Jesse Jackson to stop his race-baiting? That’s how he became rich...richer than 95% of all white people. I guess Jesse has black privilege.
I know one racist who is white. The rest are all black.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, unaware of First Corinthians, Ignores Planned Parenthood’s Black Baby genocide. Participates in the destruction of the family by cheating on his wife, Raised a corrupt politician Son, uses Anti-Semitic slurs, and practices a form of leftist McCarthyism.
Otherwise, he’s a fine Reverend.
Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.
Phil Robertson is not trying to say discrimination was not present in Louisiana when he was growing up. He is simply saying he did not witness it in the context of his youth, picking cotton with the blacks and interacting with them. Nothing more and nothing less.
Phil was also making a comment about the decline of religion today. Back then, people who were with God were happy, even when the situation around them wasn't the best.
None of Robertson's interview had anything to do with race. I hope the Robertsons or no conservatives respond to Jackson. He is an anachronism.
Operation PUSH: People United to Stop Homosexuality..
Jesse Jackson - continuing a career of perpetuating racism so the dollars keep rolling in. Hey, Jesse, lots of black privilege in pro sports.
The one in prison, or (One of) the illegitimate one(s)?
You really do need to be more specific when talking about this @$$hat.
I bet Black Ku Klux Klan Racist Jesse Jackson never worked the fields in his life....has some Racist gall to attack Robertson over “White Priviledge”
The reason Jesse is stirred up is the same reason that Bashir got stirred up at Palin’s remarks about the debt being “slavery” to our children -
the left ABSOLUTELY HAS TO keep the sin of black slavery in the minds of blacks in order to maintain their victimhood status. Without this perpetual victimhood, the left, not blacks, lose a whole lot of political power.
Phil’s mention of doing the same work diminished the victimhood of the black cotton picker, and that set him off.
Me too. His name is (mostly) Barack Obama.
...at this point “what does it matter?”
Did Jesse grow up without a commode or electricity? Because Phil did.
The poor man who picked cotton rises to millionaire status through hard work and business acumen.
Jackson rises to millionaire status through lies and promoting hate between the races.
Who is the better man?
Martin Luther King would pick Robertson. I say this based on this quote:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their CHARACTER”
Phil was BORN dirt-poor and used his many GOD-GIVEN talents to build a business out of what he loved to do - a SERVICE to others...
What the heck have you done with YOUR life except suck the blood of others to get yoursef rich???
Stop being a whiny girl. Man up, dude. Get a JOB of your own.
Mentioned his experiences picking cotton out of a bottle.
Most White Racist are undercover FBI.
jesse jackson=satan... be there no doubt.
I disagree. Jackson is rather easy to 'reason with.' Large wads of cash work every time.
The only reason Jackson is jumping on this is that he sees a pay day for him in it somewhere.
Also note that the alleged reverend is more partial to man-created state law than to God’s law.
How about an article titled, “Jesse Jackson & White Guilt?”
You’re right that the victimhood facade has to be maintained, but everyone else has tired of it; they now see abortion/contraception to the final word on our slave history (the problem will just go away). In many cities, it is working as Hispanics displace blacks in politics, the workforce, the drug trade/prisons, and maternity wards...
Rainbow PUSH protesters upset by Duck Dynasty patriarchs comments
By Casey Toner email@example.com December 27, 2013 8:10PM
Rainbow PUSH protestors picket outside MattesCracker Barrel Friday Dec. 27 2013. | Casey Toner~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 29, 2013 2:08AM
Rainbow PUSH Coalition members picketed outside the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Matteson on Friday, days after the restaurant chain announced it would be selling Duck Dynasty merchandise in its stores once again.
Known for its country-fried dishes and down-home aesthetics, the national restaurant chain pulled the gear from its shelves earlier this month after Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson disparaged gays in the January edition of GQ magazine. The 67-year-old Robertson also said that while growing up in Louisiana before the Civil Rights movement, he never saw mistreatment of blacks.
I think that what Phil meant was that, regardless of official rules of discrimination, being part of intact families and being employed and productive, made black people happier than they currently are in the gang-infested “inner cities”.