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Jesse Jackson: Obama 'Acting Like he's White'

There are 91 comments on the The Bully Pulpit story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Jesse Jackson: Obama 'Acting Like he's White'. In it, The Bully Pulpit reports that:

Presidential candidate's response to Jena, La., case called too weak - The Rev. Jesse Jackson called Tuesday on Democrats seeking the 2008 nomination for president to give S.C. voters "something to vote for" ... via The Bully Pulpit

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St Bernard Proud

United States

#1 Sep 19, 2007
sure he's acting like he's white. he has a job,an education, speaks english, wears his pants around his waist, doesnt rape/rob/murder/terrorize his community, respects himself and those around him, he's not on welfare/foodstamps/section 8, he's motivated to succeed in life, has no illegitimate children, properly raises the kids he does have, not in some faze of the correctional system, has no warrants out for his arrest, and otherwise a good american. (not that i will EVER vote for him) maybe jesse should be more like him
P D K

Knightdale, NC

#2 Sep 19, 2007
St Bernard Proud wrote:
sure he's acting like he's white. he has a job,an education, speaks english, wears his pants around his waist, doesnt rape/rob/murder/terrorize his community, respects himself and those around him, he's not on welfare/foodstamps/section 8, he's motivated to succeed in life, has no illegitimate children, properly raises the kids he does have, not in some faze of the correctional system, has no warrants out for his arrest, and otherwise a good american.(not that i will EVER vote for him) maybe jesse should be more like him
I implore everyone who reads this to ignore the author of the first comment. He/She is clearly getting a great deal of satisfaction just imagining the reactions of anyone who reads his/her posts.
Waff

Crossville, TN

#3 Sep 19, 2007
St Bernard Proud wrote:
sure he's acting like he's white. he has a job,an education, speaks english, wears his pants around his waist, doesnt rape/rob/murder/terrorize his community, respects himself and those around him, he's not on welfare/foodstamps/section 8, he's motivated to succeed in life, has no illegitimate children, properly raises the kids he does have, not in some faze of the correctional system, has no warrants out for his arrest, and otherwise a good american.(not that i will EVER vote for him) maybe jesse should be more like him
Please kill yourself now.
Slic

Duncan, OK

#4 Sep 19, 2007
St Bernard Proud wrote:
sure he's acting like he's white. he has a job,an education, speaks english, wears his pants around his waist, doesnt rape/rob/murder/terrorize his community, respects himself and those around him, he's not on welfare/foodstamps/section 8, he's motivated to succeed in life, has no illegitimate children, properly raises the kids he does have, not in some faze of the correctional system, has no warrants out for his arrest, and otherwise a good american.(not that i will EVER vote for him) maybe jesse should be more like him
One of the best posts I've seen on this site. Keep it up!
C_N_G

Baton Rouge, LA

#5 Sep 19, 2007
I DID FEEL OFFENDED BY THE FIRST COMMENT, BUT NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT, I SEE THAT THIS PERSON RESIDES OR IS FROM ST. BERBARD PARISH IN LOUISIANA AND WAS RAISED TO BE IGNORANT.... I DO FEEL SORRY FOR YOU TO THINK THAT WAY OF BLACK PEPLE, IM A BLACK SUCCESSFUL YOUNG LADY AND ALL I ASK FOR IS PEACE...I NEVER THOUGHT IN THE YEAR OF 2007, I WOULD HAVE TO PROTEST FOR MY RIGHTS AS AN AFICAN AMERICAN....WHEN WILL THIS END?? ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY
Albert

United States

#6 Sep 19, 2007
What kind of racist crap is this: "acting like he's white".

Imagine some white politican saying some guy is "acting like he's black". He'd be crucified, the NAACP and ACLU would hand his head to him.

Jesse: Address the behavior you don't like intead of throwing more racist stereotypes in the mix.
MiMi

Cleveland, GA

#7 Sep 19, 2007
ALL OF US BLACK AND WHITE PROBABLY ARE OFFENDED BY JESSE JACKSON BUT THAT'S NO REASON TO PUT DOWN THE OTHER RACE. AND YEAH THAT'S TRUE THAT IF SOME WHITE PERSON SAID SOMEONE WAS ACTING BLACK THAT WOULD BE ALL OVER THE NEWS. HE REALLY SOUNDS IGNORANT BECAUSE NO RACE CAN ACT ONE, NOT EVERY ONE PERSON IN THAT RACE WILL ACT THE SAME WAY EVERYONE IS SUBJECT TO THEIR OWN PERSONALITY. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO ACT THE WAY THEY WERE RAISED ALL YOU CAN DO IS FEEL BAD FOR THESE PEOPLE AND LIVE YOUR LIFE THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK. SUPPORT YOUR RACE, BUT ALSO BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS WHILE DOING IT!!!!~SUPPORT JENA 6~
ALD

Windsor, CT

#8 Sep 19, 2007
I totally agree with you. I am a SUCCESSFUL BLACK WOMAN as well, and I too fell sorry for the ignorant! I'll pray for you too...just focus on graduating from high school. I think that Jesse's comments were a bit offensive, and he probably could have stated his feelings toward Barack differently. I think Jesse is just a little frustrated, for Barack does not always voice his opinion on critcal black issues such as Jena 6. As a black person...or as an American for that matter, I did expect to hear a lot more noise from Barack's camp on that issue.
C_N_G wrote:
I DID FEEL OFFENDED BY THE FIRST COMMENT, BUT NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT, I SEE THAT THIS PERSON RESIDES OR IS FROM ST. BERBARD PARISH IN LOUISIANA AND WAS RAISED TO BE IGNORANT.... I DO FEEL SORRY FOR YOU TO THINK THAT WAY OF BLACK PEPLE, IM A BLACK SUCCESSFUL YOUNG LADY AND ALL I ASK FOR IS PEACE...I NEVER THOUGHT IN THE YEAR OF 2007, I WOULD HAVE TO PROTEST FOR MY RIGHTS AS AN AFICAN AMERICAN....WHEN WILL THIS END?? ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY

BLT

Since: Apr 07

Holland, MI

#9 Sep 19, 2007
With Osama Obama you should have more concerns than race.
Keepinitreal

Columbia, SC

#12 Sep 20, 2007
If Jessie Jackson said that about about Obama, then he is wrong, but the media tends to mislead and misinform people or don't tell the whole story. So I want drump to conclusion.
marlin

Mitchell, GA

#13 Sep 20, 2007
I think it's a shame we as black folks have too be looked down on for a few fuck ups on my people parts. but i will say this i went to war for this country and put my life on the line all of you and almost gotten killed and all u can see is me and my people skin color?what's is that about?
concerned person

Jackson, MS

#14 Sep 20, 2007
Whenever Jesse Jackson gets involved, he stirs the trouble alittle more. Sounds like you are racist "Jesse Jackson"..... I pray that CNN & FOX news will get this news of what you said about Obama acting like he is "white", talking about racist.......

“In Love N Lovin It”

Since: Sep 07

Harrisburg

#15 Sep 20, 2007
Jesse Jackson is a piece of shit!!! im offended by what he says how he goes about things and don't trust him...hes all for helping the black poor people while he makes millions...he just wants to be in the public eye...if hes all for empowerment of blacks then y put Obama down. Because he is a well educated well spoken black man now hes acting white thats a prejudice statement y doesn't any 1 take him to court... he sucks ass lol just can't stand him
Ray

Columbia, MO

#16 Sep 20, 2007
sometimes people have diff opinions.. im not mad a jesse or obama... im glad that obama's a well educated man and he's just doing things other people havent...maybe jesse should cool down a little bit though
Recipes

Ashburn, VA

#17 Sep 20, 2007
BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN

Ingredients:

5 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 Tbsp Dijon or dry mustard
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp dried basil
8 Chicken thighs, or 3 whole chicken breasts, bone in, split.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9" x 15" baking dish.
In a shallow bowl, combine the butter with the mustard. In another
shallow bowl, blend together the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, and
basil. Dip the chicken pieces first into the mustard mixture, and then
coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place skin side up in the baking
dish. Bake, uncovered for 45 minutes. Serves 6.
St Bernard Proud

United States

#18 Sep 20, 2007
marlin wrote:
I think it's a shame we as black folks have too be looked down on for a few fuck ups on my people parts. but i will say this i went to war for this country and put my life on the line all of you and almost gotten killed and all u can see is me and my people skin color?what's is that about?
i went to war twice for this country, ill still get robbed and murder by anigger.
david lane

United States

#19 Sep 20, 2007
St Bernard Proud wrote:
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i went to war twice for this country, ill still get robbed and murder by anigger.
we cant blame the negroid for the civil unrest going on in this country. its the govt that not only allows it continue, but supports it financially with social programs instead of forcing people to work for money
skinny

Auburn Hills, MI

#20 Sep 20, 2007
How dare you use just degrading terms. Have you ever looked in the webster dictionary. This term is used for an ill-mannered person, that will include yourself. Next time when you want to use a degrading term, you should think about yourself. You have so much hate within your heart, that you should ask GOD for forgiveness. I know the devil has a spot for you and many others. Buy your ticket now. Do you prefer FIRST CLASS or COACH...... But you sound like a Coach man. No CLASS. And since you went to war twice can you please consider going again so we can save the rest of our young man(black, white, etc). Your ignorant ass needs to be there because apparently you don't need to live. We don't need people like you in OUR COUNTRY. LET FREEDOM RING. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. QUOTE
Octroon

Upper Darby, PA

#21 Sep 20, 2007
St Bernard Proud wrote:
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i went to war twice for this country, ill still get robbed and murder by anigger.
That was very good on your part going to war to save all of us here in the United States and still you learned nothing about people how interesting is that for if your did learn something you would not have made such a stupid comment.
Recipes

Ashburn, VA

#22 Sep 20, 2007
Sea Scallop Salad

2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/2 cup
salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons oregano, chopped
18 jumbo sea scallops
baby arugula
2 leeks, white and light green parts, julienned
6 tablespoons pine nuts
30 black olives, pitted
30 red pear tomatoes (or substitute cherry tomatoes)
6 lemon wedges
To prepare the dressing: In a small mixing bowl whisk together 2 cups of olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano, and set aside. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil in a skillet, then add the scallops, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let them brown for two minutes on each side. Cook in batches, if they don't all fit in the pan.

Arrange arugula, leeks, pine nuts, olives and tomatoes evenly on six plates, then set three scallops on each salad. Drizzle with dressing to taste, and save any extra for another use. Serve with a lemon wedge. Serves 6

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