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Jesse Jackson

Calls for Symbolic Protest

... From Clippers Players

4/26/2014 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the Clippers to employ some kind of "symbolic expression" to protest the statements made by team owner Donald Sterling

We just spoke with Jackson ... who tells us he's outraged by Sterling's racist comments -- and says it puts the players in an awkward situation, due to the fact they have a playoff game tomorrow. 

Jackson says the league "must respond and respond quickly" -- and says the players should do something during the game to "show a sign of indignation."

Jackson pointed to the Miami Heat players -- who wore hoodies to show their outrage after the shooting of Trayvon Martin ... and says the Clippers should do something similar.

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31.

dd    

Just resign Old Fool, you are bad for the team.

145 days ago
32.

Cheryl     

big difference !! Travon Martin was a thug...not all black players are

145 days ago
33.

August    

Shouldn't Jesse "Satan's Mouthpiece" Jackson focus on his EXTREMELY DIRTY CROOKED DRUG ADDICTED/ALCOHOLIC MENTALLY ILL FELON son's problems?

145 days ago
34.

Dave     

Jesse Jackson sucks ***** in hell

145 days ago
35.

mugadoon    

And on cue, here's the biggest racist on the planet, Jesse Jackson. Where's your buddy Sharpton?

145 days ago
36.

CoconutScrimp    

Oh great! Who moved the rock that Jesse Jackson was under??

145 days ago
37.

SheisHot    

Jackson and Sharpton are two of the biggest racists in this country. They need to keep their pie holes closed!

145 days ago
38.

MightyMatt    

Jesse has made a career and lots of money from inciting racial conflict. Let the players take care of it themselves by making lots of "errors" on the court.

145 days ago
39.

John    

RACISM does not seem to have as much political and social significance as it did in the '60...s and '70s.

Furthermore, the unity that accompanied the race movements in the aforementioned decades was strong and spiritual. Today, contrariwise, there is no unity among blacks.

As a black male in today's society, I catch more hell from members of my own race than I ever did from any other race of people in my entire life. I get better treatment and greater respect when I walk into, say, an all-white Chick-Fill-A than I do when I try to step into an all-black eatery. And that's only one example. Inter-racial relationships and marriages would be another example of the breakdown of unity among blacks.

Therefore, any racist remarks that come from the Clippers, or the owner of the Clippers, are simply a matter of their/his opinion. And... an opinion is like an azzhole: everybody has one.

So wtf... TURN THE PAGE.

145 days ago
40.

static    

Pot meet the kettle.

145 days ago
41.

Mr. Smith    

When jumping parole, firstly don't get made....hence using the hooded feature of clothing, also when robbing to avoid surveillance and camera IDing, Jesse advocates the trend of supposed thug credibility of this obnoxious look as sensible...because he jogs in the rain.

145 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

DOC RIVERS AND THE CLIPPERS SHOULD BOYCOTT THE PLAYOFF!!!!

145 days ago
43.

Trigga31    

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved. Jesse Jackson

145 days ago
44.

HRH Prince Michael    

Ah, the so-called "Reverend" up to his old tricks.
Maybe after the protest, we can go celebrate
with "Rev". Wright, "Rev." Sharpton, and
"Minister" Farrakhan" in HYMIETOWN!

Craigslist/NYC/Rant and Rave Section:
"The House of David:
Psalm2_014 NOW"

145 days ago
45.

Black Adam    

Jesse Jackson is not the Emperor of Black People !

145 days ago
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