Jesse Jackson, as quoted in the NY Times on12/12/93, by Times columnist Bob Herbert ( who is also black):
"Jesse Jackson is travelling the country with a tough anti-crime message that he is delivering to inner city youngsters. In Chicago, he said:
'There is nothing more painful to me at this stage of 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."
I also recall Jackson saying ( though I am as yet unable to find the exact quote) that if he was walkign in Harlem at night and saw three black teen approaching him, he'd cross the street to avoid them.
Perhaps someone at RS can find the source.
The lynching of Martin's killer continues unabated, especially here in Florida, fueled by Al Sharpton and the usual crew of race pimps.
George Zimerman appears to be somewhat of an ass, and the Stand Your Ground Law was most likely misapplied by the sherriff's office, in that Zimmerman pursued Martin.
But this is not about justice for Trayvon Martin. This is about the Dems trying to win Florida this November. For despite all their attempts to convince themselves that there are "alternate paths" to Obama's electoral majority, in reality there is no way that they have a realistic chance at re-electing Obama if he loses Florida.
And while we're digging up old quotes, does anyone recall this gem from the President on 3/18/2008, lambasting his own ( white) grandmother for her having unfair stereotypes of blacks:
"I can no more disown him ( racist Rev. Jeremiah )than I can my white grandmother, a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."