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Jesse Jackson

Geburtstag: 8. Oktober 1941

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Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ist ein US-amerikanischer Politiker, Aktivist, Bürgerrechtler und Baptistenpastor.

1984 und 1988 bewarb er sich für die Präsidentschaftskandidatur der Demokratischen Partei und wurde bei den Vorwahlen Dritter. 1991 bis 1997 fungierte Jackson als Shadow Senator für die Bundeshauptstadt Washington, D.C. und hatte damit sein erstes Wahlamt inne.

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„If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it because I am somebody!
Respect me! Protect me! Never neglect me!
I am somebody!
My mind is a pearl! I can learn anything in the world!
Nobody can save us, from us, for us, but us!
I can learn. It is possible.
I ought to learn. It is moral.
I must learn. It is imperative.“

— Jesse Jackson
Speech at Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana (4 March 1979), quoted in Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith (1987) by David G. Myers and Malcolm A. Jeeves. The first sentence is a modification of a quote by Napoleon Hill: "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

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„Jesse Jackson came by and said he wants to endorse me. I look on this with some doubt, because he generally makes his living criticizing people, not supporting them.“

— Jesse Jackson
Jimmy Carter, diary entry of September 8, 1980.[http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1009/carters_celebrity_encounters_page2.html]

„See, Barack been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based... I want to cut his nuts off. Barack, he's talking down to black people.“

— Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson, thinking his mic was off, on Obama's faith-based initiative, while on Fox News Channel; [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h5Aq6wPFis]

„That's all Hymie wants to talk about is Israel. Every time you go to Hymietown that's all they want to talk about.“

— Jesse Jackson
Remark to Washington Post reporter Milton Coleman (25 January 1984), using an anti-semitic slur. See Coleman (10 April 1984) "A good reporter must put ethics ahead of other considerations" The Milwaukee Journal

„There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.... After all we have been through. Just to think we can't walk down our own streets, how humiliating.“

— Jesse Jackson
Remarks at a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago (27 November 1993). Quoted in "Crime: New Frontier - Jesse Jackson Calls It Top Civil-Rights Issue" by Mary A. Johnson, 29 November 1993, Chicago Sun-Times (ellipsis in original). Partially quoted in [http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/12/opinion/in-america-a-sea-change-on-crime.html "In America; A Sea Change On Crime"] by Bob Herbert, 12 December 1993, New York Times.

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„We need a regime change in this country.… If we launch a pre-emptive strike on Iraq we lose all moral authority.“

— Jesse Jackson
Speech against the Iraq War, reported in Brian Dakss (26 October 2002) [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/26/attack/main527058.shtml "Shades Of The Sixties"] CBS News

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