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Jesse Jackson

Phil Robertson Is Worse

Than Rosa Parks' Bus Driver

12/26/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1225-jesse-jackson-phil-robertsonPhil Robertson's homophobic comments to GQ were MORE OFFENSIVE than the words uttered by bus driver who tried to force Rosa Parks to sit on the back of his bus in 1955 ... so says civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

Jackson came out firing against the "Duck Dynasty" star this week ... explaining, "These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago."

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.'"

Jackson is demanding a meeting with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs ... and even issued a Friday deadline ... urging the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension from the reality show.

Unclear if the network plans to honor Jackson's demand.

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Susanlsmith    

The worst two people on earth Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton , hate baiting racists.

217 days ago
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avlisk    

Yay! Another excuse for the Rev to crawl out from under his rock. Keep racism alive, Rev.

217 days ago
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avlisk    

I can't think of anyone more racist or evil than The Rev Jesse, so he'd be the one to jump into this mess. Keep Racism Alive, Rev.

217 days ago
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Mark    

There is not one more racist than Jesse Jackson himself. Why he is making any demands at all to networks is beyond me. So is his own son and daughter-in-law worse than Phil Robertson and the bus driver that denied a seat to Rosa Parks? Considering they broke FEDERAL and STATE Laws! I hate when people talk out of their a$$

217 days ago
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josh8801    

Are you kidding me JJ? That guy is a lunatic! How in the world do you read what Phil said and read anything to do with 'white supremacy' within the quote? This guy is the poster child of a racist, politician. He was all in the press when Trayvon got shot, but nowhere to be found when a young white man was innocently robbed and murdered by 3 people of opposite race. JJ, again, is what's wrong with American racism today.

217 days ago
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Scout    

It is so disrespectful of JJ to even utter the name of Rosa Parks in this situation.

He's so desperate for attention that he's just using a true icon of civil rights for his own selfish needs.

217 days ago
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Reginaphalange    

Shut up Jesse Jackson!

217 days ago
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Really    

So gays rights will be in the constitution.

217 days ago
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CelebJustice    

Someone is feeling the need for attention. Go away Jackson!

217 days ago
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The Zombie    

That's no surprise, since he knows Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist with the NAACP who PLANNED her protest and knew she would be arrested. She wasn't just some poor lady with tired feet.

217 days ago
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daved0622    

Hey Jesse Jackson, SHUT THE F UP.
Is he worse than a disgraced ex Senator? How is your son.

217 days ago
27.

william tells    

To The Right Reverend Jessie Jackson:

Jesse, my Man, what say you button your chronically-running mouth in favor of searching out a TV camera and microphone being the Opportunist you are who has been living off the role for 30 or 40 years!

217 days ago
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tessa    

jesse jackson offends me to my core, he is one of the most racist black men in history

217 days ago
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Laura    

OK… I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!! Jesse Jackson AND… ALL… the other black leaders of this country... need to shut the he!! up! You make your race full of… HYPOCRISY!! WHen a white man says… ANYTHING publically AND/OR a white man commits a crime against your men of color… YOU SCREAM RACISTS BUT… when a black man… SHOOTS AN INNOCENT BABY IN IT'S FACE… the world doesn't hear a peep!! I am SOooo… SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING THE BLACK LEADERS CRY WOLF ON YOUR RACE!! I think it is a… CRYING SHAME that our schools taught me AND… future generations that … the white man made the black man… SLAVES?? Let's get this fact straight… RIGHT NOW… for the public to see… IT WAS THE BLACK MAN... WHOM SOLD THEIR OWN RACE TO THE RICH WHITE MAN! Jesse Jackson… speak… THE TRUTH… YOUR RACE ARE… HYPOCRITES!!!!!!

217 days ago
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mike82    

Tell Jesse Jackson to go **** his self there isn't a bigger racist out there then him an al sharpton.

217 days ago
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