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Protestors Call Jesse Jackson 'Worst Nightmare' for Black Community
CNSNEWS.com ^ | 6/30/04 | Marc Morano

Posted on 06/30/2004 4:02:08 AM PDT by kattracks

Chicago (CNSNews.com) - As Democrat John F. Kerry addressed Jesse Jackson's 33rd annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference on Tuesday, about 100 African-American religious and community leaders protested Jackson for being the black community's "worst nightmare."

"Jesse is an immoral person. He has a history of being on the wrong side of history," said Pastor Anthony Williams of Chicago's St. Stephens Lutheran Church.

"The media -- the American media -- has invented our worst nightmare in the black community. He has never done anything beneficial for our people," Williams told CNSNews.com.

"We are letting the Democratic Party know -- from a state, county and federal level -- that the black vote is not for sale. I will vote for Mickey Mouse before I vote for John Kerry," Williams added.

The protestors chanted and carried signs that read "Jesse does not speak for black people" and "America's number-one pimp selling the black vote."

Williams does not believe that black voters' overwhelming support for the Democratic Party has proven beneficial to minorities.

"The African American community has historically got nothing (from supporting the Democratic Party) -- a precious few has gotten something like these old civil rights organizations and people like Jesse," Williams said.

"We have been taken for granted because of people like Jesse. His day is over with," he added.

Another protestor, Harold Davis objected to what he perceived as Jackson's character defects.

"We know that his history speaks that he is a liar, he is a thief, he's a charlatan, he is a pimp. He is all the things that the black community should now say to him it's time for you to stop -- it's time for you to stop misleading and misguiding folks," said Harold Davis, a member of the Chicago chapter of the Amer-I-Can Program, a California-based self-esteem-building organization that operates in inner cites and prisons. The group was founded in 1988 by NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown.

The protestors said Jackson does not represent black America.

"We want the Democratic Party to know that we will no longer be taken for granted, we will no longer just give our vote to them. We will no longer allow Jesse to pigeonhole the black community into a vote for them," Davis said.

Bishop Lance Davis, of the New Zion Christian Fellowship Church in Dalton, Ill., questioned what Jackson and his various organizations do with their money, much of which comes from major U.S. corporations.

"We were wondering where the money is going. We don't see it in Chicago. Who is being helped?" Davis commented to CNSNews.com.

Answering his own question, Davis said, "We have no clue. The only thing we know is [Rainbow/PUSH] salaries and their trips around the world. All we know is that our children are not receiving a dime," Davis said. Davis also heads the community group Voices of Morality.

Kimberly Corley, of Section 16 Ward Englewood Task Force, said Jackson "is not over there (in the inner city) helping us. He is not speaking for us."

Another protestor, Annie Taylor, noted the absence of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow Coretta Scott King as proof that Jackson is not the heir to King's leadership.

"If Jesse was for us, for the blacks, if he stood for anything that Martin Luther King represented, where is Coretta [Scott king]? Where is Coretta Scott? She would be on the forefront; she would be with him, right by his side. That's my question -- where is Coretta?" Taylor asked.

'Hush money'


The protestors also accused Jackson of selling out to Daimler Chrysler Corporation in exchange for a donation.

The auto giant is the target of a lawsuit alleging that black buyers were subjected to racial slurs and discrimination. Daimler Chrysler helped underwrite the cost of the 2004 Rainbow/PUSH Coalition conference. Jackson's program lists Daimler Chrysler as an "Ebony Sponsor."

"It is appalling that Jesse continues to take money from the organization -- from Daimler Chrysler -- and it is intolerable for him to not even comment on the fact they referred to him and others that look like him as niggers and jigaboos in the year 2004," Williams said.

Lance Davis said Jackson should not accept any money from Daimler Chrysler until the controversy has been resolved.

"A vanguard organization in the African-American community should not receive money from a corporation that obviously does not value the African-American dollar," Davis said. "We believe that that it's hush money," Davis added.

Harold Davis agreed. "Rather than joining with the people fighting [Daimler Chrysler], Jesse went into Chrysler and said 'Give me the money and I will stay out of it.' So they actually paid Jackson to stay out of it," Davis asserted.

"He has not opened his mouth about Daimler Chrysler," he added.

Jackson responds


Jackson, in an interview with CNSNews.com following the protests, denied the allegations that he was essentially paid off by Daimler Chrysler to keep quiet.

"As for Daimler Chrysler, we challenge corporations. There are workers at Daimler Chrysler who are here who want the organization represented. I don't know any corporations who records are pure; we challenge all of them and our government," Jackson said.

Jackson also scoffed at the protestors' openness to the GOP.

"The Republican Party has basically written off workers and black people and Latino people. They have not had one meeting with organized labor, [NAACP] Leadership Conference in three years -- neither Bush nor [Attorney General John] Ashcroft," Jackson said.

But protestor Williams was not persuaded that blacks have no other option except to vote for the Democratic Party.

I say, 'Guess what? We can go fishing on Election Day, and let's see what is going to happen to Mr. Kerry then," Williams said. "I will just encourage my congregation of 3000 people to go fishing."

Harold Davis said he was willing to give Bush and the GOP a chance to compete for his vote.

"Let's see what the Republican Party has to say about pulling yourself up by your own boot straps. Let's give them the opportunity to come to the talk," Davis said.

Jackson compared to Jesus Christ

Clarence Thompson, a Jackson supporter and a member of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, clashed with anti-Jackson protestors on the sidewalk.

"I think [the anti-Jackson protestors] are stupid, I think they are stone stupid. Just a bunch of idiots that should be at home up in their beds," Thompson told CNSNews.com.

"The Rev. Jackson has not been paid off by nobody," Thompson said. He then compared Jackson to Jesus Christ.

"Any time you try to do what is right, somebody will try to find some fault and accuse you of wrong. They did that to Jesus Christ, so why should they stop now? They did that to Jesus Christ, they accused him, they crucified him like they are trying to do to Jesse Jackson," Thompson said.

They are trying to crucify Jesse Jackson, and for what? Because he is trying to do the right thing," he added.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacks; jessejackson; kerry; rainbowpush

1 posted on 06/30/2004 4:02:08 AM PDT by kattracks
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2 posted on 06/30/2004 4:06:49 AM PDT by mhking (Message to terrorists: "I've come to chew bubble gum and kick a**; and I'm all out of bubble gum...")
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To: kattracks

The "he has never done anything beneficial" for blacks couldn't be more true or evident. This guy has spent a lifetime pimping his race-mates and personally raking in the profits.


3 posted on 06/30/2004 4:07:29 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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I think Jesse Jackson's most noble cause was to be Bill Clinton's spiritual adviser. So what if his assistant was pregnant with his "love child", and was acutally photographed in the Oval office at the time.


4 posted on 06/30/2004 4:21:24 AM PDT by freeplancer
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To: anniegetyourgun
"Jesse is an immoral person. He has a history of being on the wrong side of history," said Pastor Anthony Williams of Chicago's St. Stephens Lutheran Church.

He has never done anything beneficial for our people,"

This is no surprise to anyone here. Jesse has always been for only one person, Jesse.

5 posted on 06/30/2004 4:22:35 AM PDT by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: kattracks

Great article. Good to know people are starting to realize who Jackson really cares about - himself.


6 posted on 06/30/2004 4:24:23 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: kattracks

lordy lordy, at least there are some that recognize a race-baiter and blackmailer when they see one. Let someone with integrity rise to leadership for a change..


7 posted on 06/30/2004 4:25:30 AM PDT by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: kattracks

My question is, why do blacks need someone to be their spokesman or "leader". This is a slap in the face of all hard working, educated blacks. JJ NEVER has wanted blacks to move up the social or economic ladder, if that happened, he would be out of a job. He's nothing more than a race-baiting pimp.


8 posted on 06/30/2004 4:28:21 AM PDT by Far Right Of Left (Sure I'd vote for Kerry- Drew, Jim or Mariah.....)
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To: kattracks

Jesse Jackson would be the best running mate for Kerry, IMO.


9 posted on 06/30/2004 4:30:09 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: kattracks

Jesse Jackson Jr. had always been in the "we shall overcome" business.

There is a famous photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. after he was shot on the landing of that hotel, and a group of his closest supporters is crowded around him pointing to a roof where the shot was to have come from. Jesse Jackson is prominent among them, and there are no words today that convince me that he didn't have going through his mind: "This is an excellent photo-oppotunity."


10 posted on 06/30/2004 4:31:54 AM PDT by Tredge
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To: kattracks

The growing Black Conservative Middle-Class will spell the demise of Jesse and his ilk.


11 posted on 06/30/2004 4:45:00 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Drove my Jaguar to the Quagmire. But the Quagmire was dry.)
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To: kattracks

Oh snap.


12 posted on 06/30/2004 4:56:01 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: anniegetyourgun

Jackson, Sharpton, Maddox, Waters, Rangel offer absolutely NOTHING to the black community other than using them to line their own pockets.

You can compare them to Don King, a criminal that steals from his own fighters so that he can sit at the grownup table.

It is time for the Black community to "pull themselves up by the bootstraps" and start supporting people that will help them grow and prosper. It is obvious that Jackson & Co, like the Democrat party have failed them miserably.



13 posted on 06/30/2004 5:01:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Hitler? Stalin? The left has a tough decision as to who they would rather emulate.)
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To: anniegetyourgun; All
Dare I criticize America's sacred black cow of political correctness but I wonder what people would be saying about Martin Luther King if he was still alive today...
14 posted on 06/30/2004 5:08:22 AM PDT by expatguy (Fallujah Delenda Est!!)
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To: kattracks

.>> They did that to Jesus Christ, so why should they stop now? <<<

Comparing Jesse to Jesus Christ. let see: How many illigitimate babies did Jesus Christ have? Did Christ have a Rainbow Coalition that paid his child support? Did Jesus have a son who sold Budweiser to the wedding feast?

When Jesse made the comment about Bush not going to the NAACP does he remember the reception Bush got the last time he went?


15 posted on 06/30/2004 5:30:32 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: kattracks

They call him Jesse Jackoff.


16 posted on 06/30/2004 5:37:30 AM PDT by punster
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To: sgtbono2002
When Jesse made the comment about Bush not going to the NAACP does he remember the reception Bush got the last time he went?
 
The next day, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume also blasted Bush, saying, “We find it peculiar that President Bush can travel across the ocean to meet with legitimate Black leaders in Africa yet cannot meet with legitimate Black leaders right here at home.” As the crowd roared, he warned Bush, “You will never be president of all the people as long as you only want to deal with some of the people.” Mfume also criticized Democratic presidential candidates who did not attend the NAACP’s candidate forum.
 
More tripe---> http://www.pww.org/article/view/3760/1/172/

17 posted on 06/30/2004 5:47:42 AM PDT by Elsie (There is nothing you can't achieve if you are willing to give other people the credit...)
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To: Elsie
Mfume also criticized....

Looks like EVERYBODY knows how little this ORG 'speaks' for BLACKS!

18 posted on 06/30/2004 5:49:19 AM PDT by Elsie (There is nothing you can't achieve if you are willing to give other people the credit...)
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To: mhking
Thanks for the ping, Michael. When I saw it, I was afraid that this was going to be about Jessie Lee Peterson again. I see that his wisdom has spread outside of LA.

I saw you on H&C last night. Well done! I think you're going to have to learn to butt in be able to get a word in, now and then. I look forward to seeing you on my TV again.

19 posted on 06/30/2004 6:12:30 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: kattracks
"I think [the anti-Jackson protestors] are stupid, I think they are stone stupid. Just a bunch of idiots that should be at home up in their beds back on the plantation."
20 posted on 06/30/2004 6:19:10 AM PDT by Brett66
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To: mhking
Saw you on H&C last night, my FRiend...you did great!! Your counterpart seemed somewhat sensible, so it was actually a nice exchange instead of folks hollerin' over each other.

Keep up the great work...MUD

21 posted on 06/30/2004 6:29:20 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: kattracks

>Harold Davis said he was willing to give Bush and the GOP
>a chance to compete for his vote.

>"Let's see what the Republican Party has to say about
>pulling yourself up by your own boot straps. Let's give
>them the opportunity to come to the talk," Davis said.

Rove and Mehlman are missing a big opportunity if they do not take up this offer. There may be an element of calculation here, but that's the nature of politics. If blacks are willing to put their votes in play, they can only benefit.


22 posted on 06/30/2004 6:41:24 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I think Don King is a W supporter.


23 posted on 06/30/2004 6:56:47 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: freeplancer
Well, Bill Clinton did claim to be the first black President, unfortunately, he was comparing himself to Jessee Jackson.

I am proud that President Bush has such brilliant black Americans in his cabinet such as National Security Advisor Condi Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Secretary of Education Rod Paige. They serve our Country well, and yet I do not hear anything from Jessee Jackson about these outstanding Americans.

IMHO, all of us Americans in the same boat and the life rafts aren't labeled by color.

After 9/11, I would have thought that all Americans "got it". The Terrorists of the World want to kill all Americans, they don't care what color we are.

Wake up America and realize our freedoms are at stake in this next election and the enemy doesn't give a hoot what color your skin is!
24 posted on 06/30/2004 7:06:57 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: kattracks

WOW!!! Definite bump for later!


25 posted on 06/30/2004 9:05:36 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (I approve this message: character and integrity matter. Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: mhking

I am really upset that I missed you on H&C. Next time you're going to be on TV, please ping me (and others).

A comment above said you need to learn to butt in. I didn't see the show, as I said, but I don't necessarily agree with that. I HATE those screaming meemies who are always doing that. As long as you maintain dignity, your message will be much more effective in the long run. But you do have to provide "interest" ... LOL ... otherwise, you won't be invited back. I have confidence you know the difference.

May the REAL "black voice" echo through this nation!


26 posted on 06/30/2004 12:39:39 PM PDT by JudyB1938 (I am not paranoid. I have "rational fear".)
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To: kattracks

It's a start. But I won't be encouraged until Blacks start talking about what politicians will do for them as Americans. Terrorism and the economy affect all Americans. Terrorists don't just blow up whites.
Education should be a special concern to them. JJ wants that to mean that even illiterate Blacks should get admitted to prestigious universities; the GOP thinks that Blacks should not be allowed to remain illiterate. Surely that subject is at least worthy of discussion in the Black community.
But, no, it's JJ's way only.


27 posted on 06/30/2004 2:48:35 PM PDT by speekinout
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