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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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1.

The Universe    

Old race pimp Jesse Jackson wants a paycheck from Sterling.

119 days ago
2.

oleman    

And this guy is another hate monger...he just likes "stirring the pot".......its how he makes a living!!!

119 days ago
3.

HumanNature    

Oh Great,Just What We Need...


Jesse Blackson.


Where's Al?

119 days ago
4.

Jah36    

Thank God this just happened!!! Jesse Jackson has been looking for something to do.

119 days ago
5.

Sid    

Get all what is the big deal? So the co owner of the team expressed his true feelings and now we are all going to react? Could you imagine if we knew exactly how everyone really felt about things? Here's an idea for a symbolic gesture....how about all players in the NBA abstain from using the N word for a week?

119 days ago
6.

karma360    

Everybody knew his ass was a racist they should have did it along time ago not just when it's just in the spot light

119 days ago
7.

nick    

Shut up Jessie....you can't force someone to not be racists...st least he is employing blacks

119 days ago
8.

JamesDa1    

Again what did he do wrong?? He was having a private convo expressing what about 75% of Americans say behind close doors...Black people should just brush it off and move it along.....And if you dont like it then you can go eat a fat one too along with them..

119 days ago
9.

nick    

Protest for what?? What has he done that is illegal or unethical....he don't want his girlfreind to be in the company of blacks......but he employ blacks

119 days ago
10.

nick    

seems like he needs to fit a certain profile because he said he don't want to have to answer to the world...meaning his club

119 days ago
11.

pudge facker    

I'll drink cough syrup and smoke weed to show my solidarity with the mud faces.

119 days ago
12.

Truth    

HA HA HA HA HA Somebody still gives a shiat about Jesse Jackson? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

119 days ago
13.

ACC    

From Elgin Baylor. "While ignoring my suggestions and isolating me from decisions customarily reserved for general managers, the Clippers attempted to place the blame for the team's failures on me," Baylor said in the declaration. "During this same period, players Sam Cassell(notes), Elton Brand(notes) and Corey Maggette(notes) complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."

119 days ago
14.

nick    

His club will accept a mixed black who don't look fully black but they won't accept their people being in the company of full black people

119 days ago
15.

TheRealDeal    

The players should wear old torn shirts and shorts resembling what slaves wore hundreds of years ago. Or write SLAVE on their face like Prince did.

119 days ago
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