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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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421.

Sean    

Well once again the sleazemeister is trying to inject himself into the fray. Knowing that Jackson is no stranger to anti semitic homophobic remarks himself one has to wonder if what really got his dander up was (aside from this being THE hottest story of the past holiday season ) The comment about the sin of ***********.

262 days ago
422.

BigSr    

Jesse Jackson needs to shut his mouth. He is nothing but a crook just like Al Sharpton. And who and the hell appointed them spokesmen for the entire African American community????? Please! These are hundreds of thousands, literally more intelligent people that if there was to be an OFFICIAL spokesman more qualified than these QUACKS!!!! What a disgrace the both of them are!!!!!

261 days ago
423.

alex    

jj has no real credibility. he is just a racist rabble rouser who gained prominence in the turbulent 1960...'s. he made millions while working in publicly funded civil rights organizations. he only comes out of his mansion when he can make news attacking a white on black crime. the fact that he never addresses the profusion of black on white & black on black crime makes him a bigot & irrelevant. we need martin luther king back.

260 days ago
424.

Jay    

Jesse is a dumb ass. Needs to get a job and stop trying to be star all the damn time. Get your family in order first before you judge someone else dumb ass . I'm black and making this statement.

260 days ago
425.

Jay    

Jesse is a dumb ass. Needs to get a job and stop trying to be star all the damn time. Get your family in order first before you judge someone else dumb ass . I'm black and making this statement.

260 days ago
426.

SteelCityStorm    

Least he is not a thief from taxpayers like your SON & WIFE !
JESSE JACKSON IS THE BIGGEST RACIST I HAVE EVER SEEN ALL HE DOES IS GO AFTER WHITE PEOPLE !

248 days ago
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