Rev. Jesse Jackson Goes After the Tea Party at an MLK Dedication Ceremony

26 Aug

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Your Black World reports.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said this week that the Tea Party’s philosophies are similar to the state’s rights ideals that were used to opposed integration.

At an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther king Jr., Rev. Jackson said that "The Tea Party is not new.  It’s just a new name for an old game."

The luncheon included many of the leaders during Dr. King’s life, including: Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Marc Morial. 

The speakers urged the public to use the memorial as an opportunity to deal with the problems of our society. 

"We haven’t yet reached the promised land that Dr. King spoke of," said Attorney General Eric Holder.  Holder went on to state that he and President Obama were the result of the Civil Rights movement.

Rev. Jackson said that the modern version of the Civil Rights movement should focus on ending unnecessary war, asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes and reversing racist policies, such as the crack-powder sentencing disparity.

Rev. Jackson also noted that Dr. King’s reputation for being a pacifist was not accurate.

"He believed in tough negotiations and confrontation before reconciliation," Jackson said.  "People who come here must not reduce him to poetry," Jackson said.


14 Responses to “Rev. Jesse Jackson Goes After the Tea Party at an MLK Dedication Ceremony”

  1. wallace August 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    glade to see some black men standing up for our black president when he really heed some help.go Jesse!!!!!!

    • WizardG August 27, 2011 at 12:24 am #

      Obama is clearly a flunky for this racist white supremacist Anglo-Elite owned and run country. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves as much as those who control Obama are fooling us!

      Blacks will never be accepted in such a vile racist regime. These racist whites have a trick for all of us, but many are too satisfied with the crumbs and eased-up abuse that they are unable to recognize the reality of our condition. It is really a sad picture that it seems only a few can see. I’ve been around for nearly sixty years and I’ve spent time in Europe while serving in the military and I can tell you for sure that many of you cannot see the whole picture and are constantly falling for the hype.

      • theprovider August 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

        I disagree with the president being a flunky, I’m over sixty and I to have been over seas ( 80% disabled viet nam vet) I can only imagine what it would be like without Obama being in the white house. We need to pull together as a people and help the president, he cannot do it all in 2.8 years. Yes he has had made some mistakes, but that what it’s all about. Judge him on his next four years and lets unite to make that happen. In closing comments like your makes the tea party stronger.

    • malik August 28, 2011 at 2:17 am #

      Yes, I totally agree. Its a wonderful thing to see black men support one another! Thank you Jessee…thank you!

  2. JanetL August 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Rev Jackson & Rev Sharpton still on the front lines for the community. His description of today’s woes with the Tea Party are accurated..

  3. Leroy Avery Jr August 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Jackson and Sharpton are as useless as ever, always blaming others for our problems never confronting black people and telling us to do better, thats what MLK would do. MLK and the teaparty have the same wants for our people more responsiblity for each other, less dependency on the government, more opportunities and a fair chance to success not a welfare mentality for us. We did not fight for civil rights to become slaves on the government plantation. Thats what Jackson and Sharpton wants for us because thats how they get their five minutes of fame and money. Blacks should be apart of the teaparty not against common sense thinking. All know you cannot spend yourself out of debt, all cannot be on welfare it weakens people want to succeed in life, are we not seeing that?

    • WizardG August 27, 2011 at 12:27 am #

      @Leroy Avery Jr. None of them are a fraction as useless as those who think absolutely backwards and can do absolutely nothing for anyone but themselves. Such is the selfishness of the ignorant “black” individual and it is what makes black leadership that much more difficult.

      • Leroy Avery Jr August 27, 2011 at 9:20 am #

        WizardG it is obvious that you are a idiot. I do not care if you are black or white being stupid has no color. You have no argument, what are your facts? Maxine Waters has been in congress for thirty years are blacks better off becuase of her everyone is a racist who does not agree with her thoughts. We blacks need true leadership and straight talk about our future and how we need to come together and plan for success.

    • Anonymous August 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      You are so right Leroy. I tell anyone who will listen that most of our leaders in politics and the church do not have our best interest at heart. I never heard of anyone becoming weathy by getting more food stamps or section 8. There is no reason why people are on Gov assistance for multiple generations. Bill Cosby tried to speak about it and his book was great. Look what happened to him, they made him look like a monster.
      When Obama told black males to step up they said he wasn’t black enough. We need a new black movement that focuses on creating and supporting black businesses and controlling the markets in which we are the main consumers ex. the hair and weave industry. Jesse is fighting to dumb down test in police and fire departments. It’s insulting, where has our pride gone???

    • gcompany82 August 28, 2011 at 11:34 am #

      leroy you aint fooling me, I can tell that you are white simply by your semantics and trend of thought no matter how genuine you may try to be. its a shame you Wizard and the other white boys on this forum lack the self confidence necessary to convince folks as a white person speaking on the matter,IT SHOWS HOW WEAK YOU ARE. I laugh just to read your essence you are wasting your time but in closing, before you even try to accuse blacks of looking for a handout just remember that slavery was a hand out it was teh biggest handout in history, white folks were living off of proceeds they didnt even work for….like welfare recipients,they couldnt go back to England cause England had kicked you out.even today whites are living off of teh hand out given to them through 300 years of slavery, the dollar,the base capital of the American financial institution was created by slavery and even your ass is still reaping the benefits of it through jobs and investments that our labor made possible for you….you came to this country and decided to start an economic system but the problem is is that you lacked the will to get off your lazy white ass and build it yourself so you came 20,000 miles to take me out of Africa…thats it Leroy you havent accomplished a damn thing no matter how much you try to parade around teh world telling everyone how hard you have worked to build a great wealthy country that dominates the world we both know teh truth, without slavery there would have been no industrial revolution because slavery created the money and it took money to get it all started so tell andrew carnegie,westinghouse and armour to save THEIR damn breath cause again I say, they havent done a damn thing. you and the rest of your white friends-tea-party members think you are hot shit but deeeep down inside you are nothing but POOR WHITE TRASH ,rejects from Europe who had no place to go after your own country sent you away

    • theprovider August 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Apparenly you are employed and have made to it to the so called middle class. It’s black tea party thinking that keeps us back as a people. We are still the last to be hired and the first to be layed off (fired). Jobs are the answer and if given an opportunity we will work and continue to be an asset to this country. We still need the sharptons and jacksons, just as the tea party needs the bachmans, palins and “you”.

  4. doverdavis August 27, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    WizardG, use your real name. Are you Black? I think you are a white guy commenting on this blog to create conflict between bloggers. Right!!

    Leave the president alone. This revolutionary white man garbage is old. The white man is just a person. He is neither greater nor lesser than anyone else. It’s how you perceive him and yourself.
    Remember this……”Our cause without pause”
    We are the keepers of our Kingdom and the champions of …our cause,
    We should be the seekers of truth and justice, forever …without pause,
    Always putting God first while seeking knowledge to further… our cause,
    Never bowing or relenting, but always moving forward …without pause.

    Dover Davis Jr.

  5. Chaddi K August 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Most of us know how and why blacks in this country got in the position that we are in. Now we h

  6. Chaddi K August 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Sorry, now we have to stop pointing fingers and blaming, and get together to figure out how we get out of this mess. Whites and govt are not the answer. They are one with the same mindset. We must collectively find realistic steps to a welcomed solution. But be warned, there will have to be great courage and sacrifice on our part to bring what we want, need and deserve to fruition. The problem is how many of us are truly ready to move forward in ways that may initially make our lives very uncomfortable in today’s society?

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