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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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76.

Kristinajp    

Of course he does...he needs to keep his business to himself and let other people deal with their ownm

149 days ago
77.

LesBrealpeople    

Pot meet kettle. Kettle meet pot

149 days ago
78.

JA    

No sooner when this made news, I was wondering when Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton going waving their pickforks and torches!


Here they are.................

149 days ago
79.

That guy     

Yeah makes sense.. Start a awkward team environment and racism in the Clippers organization.. Beyond the comments that the owner made... So instead of dealing with the problem with a professional manner. Jesse Jackson suggests the multi millionaires claim slavery. Which in turn would cause more problems which is this guy's goal. This guy is worse than gold Digger looking for a child support check. Then claims he's looking for equality.

149 days ago
80.

Mike    

Says the race riot creator

149 days ago
81.

mania    

King turd has spoken

149 days ago
82.

LiLa    

Maybe Jackson SHOULD stop telling other people how to respond to their boss' remarks. While his statements were abhorrent, he is entitled to make them and the players are entitled to respond as they wish....or not.

149 days ago
83.

sarah    

Where was media who're Jackson when a white man was beat up by six men in Detroit. The driver accidentally hit a child with his car.

149 days ago
84.

Onward    

If Jesse "Where's the Camera" Jackson recommends something, run the other way.

149 days ago
85.

Sheila Shigley    

I think Jesse Jackson is the biggest racist in America!

149 days ago
86.

anthony taylor    

As much as i dislike rascism ,this was dont was not done in public,so each his own..

149 days ago
87.

Mikey    

First get rid of Jay Z then worry about this nit wit later


Jay-Z , owner of Brooklyn Nets, was wearing bling from 'Whites Are Devils' Group While Courtside with Beyonce

When Jay-Z was asked by a reporter if the group's symbol meant anything to him, he responded, "a little bit."

148 days ago
88.

Twilightstar    

Ah there he is! The Rev Jessie Jackson sniffing for luster.

148 days ago
89.

Kev the Realist    

Its amazing to me that all of these "so called civil rights leaders" and rappers always come out of the woodwork, loike ****rochaes, when the alleged perpetrator is white, but where is the outcry over the senseless black youth killing young innocent kids a

148 days ago
90.

ariesalyson    

If it weren't for racism, how would Jesse Jacksin be alive? Seems like he thrives on it. Every time there us a racial issue he pops up.

148 days ago
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