The Rev. Jesse Jackson and others said they will meet with TV networks, film companies and musicians to discuss the "n-word."- "Jesse Jackson Urges Boycott of 'Seinfeld' DVD Box Set in Wake of 'Kramer's' Racist Rant," November 28, 2006
"We want to give our ancestors a present," Jackson said at a news conference. "Dignity over degradation."
Jackson also asked the public not to buy a DVD box set of the seventh season of the TV show "Seinfeld" that was released last week.
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson also spoke on Thursday afternoon outside CBS' offices and called for Imus' firing.- "Newly fired Imus meets with Rutgers players," April 13, 2007
"This is not the first time this has happened on this show," he said, and spoke of previous Imus comments that Jackson characterized as racist and sexist.
"'Three strikes you're out' ought to apply to this position," he said.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson denounced the rapper's remarks about his desired album title.- "Record Label Denies Rap Star Nas' Claim of Forthcoming Album Called 'Nigga'," October 16, 2007
"The title using the 'N' word is morally offensive and socially distasteful," Jackson said in a statement. "Nas has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there is no honor in it.
"Radio and television stations have no obligation to play it and self-respecting people have no obligation to buy it. I wish he would use his talents to lift up and inspire, not degrade, making mockery of racism."
Barack...he's talking down to black people...telling ni**ers how to behave.- Reverend Jesse Jackson, off-air comments, Fox & Friends Weekend, July 6, 2008
Jesse Jackson is the true face of racism and race-based hypocrisy in this country. He has no place in any kind of civil rights movement anywhere. He is an utter disgrace and a joke. Why he is relevant at all anymore is a mystery to me.
And Fox News is the face of real cowardism in journalism for attempting to cover up the good Reverend's racism. I have lost all respect for them.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said:
I’m not in the business of hurting Jesse Jackson — because it does hurt Jesse Jackson — and I’m not in the business of creating some kind of controversy that’s not relevant to the general subject: one civil rights leader disparaging another over policy. So we held it back. Some weasel leaked it to the Internet.Not relevant???? This man has made a career of destroying other people's careers over use of the "N-word" and it's not relevant?? I'm not a huge Michael Savage fan, but I can't wait to hear him tear into "The Leprechaun" over this.