Jesse Jackson

We blacks were the first people embracing Obama, long before the people at expensive fundraisers were supporting him. We gave him his first love, 96 percent of blacks voted for him in 2008. Yet today we are the number one in unemployment, with 16 percent of American blacks out of work.

– Jesse Jackson

People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people’s home lives, domestic stuff.

– Jesse Jackson

Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf.

– Jesse Jackson

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.

– Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents.”

– Jesse Jackson

“America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.”
– Jesse Jackson

America is not a blanket  woven

“If my mind can conceive it,
My heart can believe it,
I know I can achieve it!”
– Jesse Jackson