Here's what Jessie Jackson said to New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 1993 which was quoted in the paper on 12/12/93:
‘There is nothing more painful to me at this stage of my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”Painful or not, Jessie Jackson knew, just as Pastor Manning knows, that if the person on a dark street with you is a young black man in a hoodie, your suspicion and uneasiness ARE REASONABLE.
Sorry, white liberals, but that's the truth and you know it. Elite white media can pretend that fear is unjustified. Let's face it, does Diane Sawyer who makes $12 million a year as ABC's news anchor have to worry about walking down a dark street alone in Harlem or Queens? Is she walking up the sidewalk in a crime ridden suburban townhouse community when she gets out of her car with a bag of groceries? How loud are you laughing? It's easy for these rich white liberals in their gated communities, with their chauffeurs and bodyguards to label the hoi polloi as racists. Do you think any of them would have mentored Trayvon Martin or even given him the time of day?
It's a sad fact of life that black men commit an inordinately large number of violent crimes compared to their number in the population. Address that problem, Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, by strengthening the black family. Encourage dads to be responsible, encourage families to get married and stay together. Stop using every crisis for your own power and money grabbing agenda.
As for you white liberal hypocrites, where is the outrage at Jessie Jackson's profiling? Can anyone seriously claim that the situation is better now than it was in 1993 with the latest lawless crazes being flash mob robberies and the knockout game? Race baiting doesn't solve the problem, it just makes it worse. Stock stoking up anger in the black community! How are riots in the inner city going to help anybody?