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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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Faunmax    

Jessie Jackson is an old wind bag seeking more publicity for himself so people don't dwell on the fact his son is in prison.

115 days ago
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SUNIA3    

and there's Jessie once again fanning flames of hate in the pursuit of attention. He needs to concentrate on his own family.

115 days ago
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pj    

Aint junior in jail

115 days ago
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dan the man    

Having Jackson involved will only upset the people who support Robertson. Have you read about Jackson? He's one vice away from you know what.

115 days ago
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Terriwith2arfs    

Racist Idiot.

115 days ago
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DOUG    

Please someone tell Jessie Jackson to go **** Himself!!!

115 days ago
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WaikikiWayne    

Who the hell does Jesse think he is??? Demand a meeting... I demand he shuts the **** up!

115 days ago
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Rob83    

" 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.'"

Without cover of law?? How? The first amendment covers him. Look I'm no fan of that bigoted back water red neck, but Jackson is out of line. And what's with the 'white privilege' claim? This bigoted attitude towards gays spans across races.

Looks like someone is trying to drawing attention to himself and capitalize off of this.

115 days ago
54.

Sid    

Can we get a report on the man behind Harv tapped this holiday season?

115 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

Didn't Jackson father a kid out of wed lock

115 days ago
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yes...    

Me as a black to a black men jesse I am from the south love the south...my family knows all about the southland...and jesse you the south is Bible Belt states...so jesse shut the fck up and go sck a dck....give the man a Coca Cola..like at you and you son...

115 days ago
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Azi    

Summarizing by the comment, the polls are in....... Jesse Jackson, the majority of people can see right through you . So in a nut shell, STFU.

115 days ago
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Take America Back!    

Jessie Jackson should not be talking about Phil. Fathered a love child with aide. Point is that we all have faults and could use a guideline such as the Bible to treat others better and live a happier life. Jessie has a right to his opinion so long as that opinion does not incite violence. Take this year to research your ancestors that came to this country, who they were, why they came to this country and you will understand the great hardships they encountered to give all of us the right to be free and to participate in dialogue on issues. Life was very difficult and graveyards are filled with men who fought and died to give each of us that right. Large families were left without the men when this happened and had to struggle to survive. There was no welfare.

115 days ago
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buzz kill    

Where does the Rev. title come from. I thought Reverends preached peace, love and forgiveness.

115 days ago
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DOUG    

Hey Jessie go take care of your grand kids because mommy & daddy are in jail or did you forget

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