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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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46.

baby    

hows the bastard kid with the hooker doing jesse?

142 days ago
47.

B.A. Moss    

Wake up America

142 days ago
48.

B.A. Moss    

Didn't think so

142 days ago
49.

Bob    

Jesse and Al are racist themselves and love to stir the pot, where were they when a bunch of black youths pulled a motorist out of his car and beat him into a coma?

142 days ago
50.

D-INCARNATION    

He's just as bad, the professional pot stirrer..

142 days ago
51.

andrewlala    

Instead of a protest, how about just a conversation and try to help a guy understand?

142 days ago
52.

August    

He Jesse, how's your BASTARD DAUGHTER, that you lied about, Ashley doing?

142 days ago
53.

form*of*trashy*entertainment    

Can't wait for the "Breaking News" someday of the Revs passing so the rest of us can we at peace when his obnoxious mouth is permanently shut! No matter what skin color one is...anyone who conducts themselves like Sharpton or Jackson needs to go bye-bye!!

142 days ago
54.

arforama    

As much as I can't stand Jackson, I do hope the players take some type of unified stance on this.

142 days ago
55.

August    

Is Jesse Jackson still being "FRUITFUL & MULTIPLYING" with all of his whores, hookers, and strippers?

142 days ago
56.

August    

Satan's coming for you Jesse; he's got a SPECIAL PLACE in Hell waiting for you....

142 days ago
57.

James D     

Let's be clear I am not excusing any of the horrible statements attributed to Donald. Jesse should be more worried his son is in prison for 30 months for stealing 750 thousand dollars honest citizens donated to his campaign. I assume he did not call for a symbolic protest against his son for his illegal activity. Jesse must also forget his own racial slurs when he called NY hymie town . A slur for Jewish people. I have a great idea Jesse , I was at a charity event this past december in Los Angeles when Mr. Sterling and the sterling foundation donated over 20 million dollars to various charities. Among these charities was the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. Jesse why don't you do something symbolic and match those donations Mr. Sterling "the racist" made to these wonderful charities that support your community? I am guessing that isn't going to happen. Go visit your convict son and stop pretending your anything but a shyster. Thank god we have real leaders in the African American community now like our President, General Powell, and Condi Rice. I don't always agree with their views but I at least know they have integrity. Unlike Jessie Jackson and his namesake.

142 days ago
58.

Gofast430    

Why doesn't this worthless ****SUCKER do something that really matters?

142 days ago
59.

August    

Jesse Jackson made his WHORE Karin Stanford sign a confidentiality agreement to keep his adultery with her & his bastard daughter, that he denied, a secret....

PURELY EVIL SON OF SATAN.

142 days ago
60.

StPeteRickster    

All the players should post a picture of this man, as a protest.

Nothing needs to be said.

142 days ago
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