September 05, 2005

Jackson: Don't send refugees far; don't call 'em 'refugees'

Jesse Jackson, along with US Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (Clueless-TX), held a press conference today where he made specific demands regarding disaster in New Orleans.

Jackson said he appreciated the willingness of states as far away as Utah and Minnesota to take in evacuees but suggested such plans take them too far from their families and the homes that must be rebuilt.

"It's a long ways from home," he said. "It's a long way from where they have lived, where they were acculturated."

Jackson said evacuees from the Gulf Coast are not refugees, a word he believes suggests subhumans or criminals.

"It is racist to call American citizens refugees,'' he said.

Let's see. The people who evacuated New Orleans are looking for refuge from the disaster. That makes them "refugees" by definition. But don't confuse Jesse with logic.

Will someone please tell me what is racist about the term?

Secondly, there is no room in Texas; we're not dealing with a situation where someone shows up at the airport and asks for a plane to Milwaukee, please.

The crews there are working to load planes and buses to get people out as soon as possible.

Why, pray tell, is Jesse Jackson there in the first place?

Oh. By the way; Jesse's afraid of people becoming "acculturated?" People's culture becoming modified by contact with others? That sounds awful xenophobic, if you ask me...

Posted by mhking at September 5, 2005 11:21 PM | TrackBack

The question to two of your answers should be obvious, Michael. Jesse Jackson is there because he can get on television which in turn would raise funds for him promoting a so-called racist culture in which he is one of the advocates against. Saying the term refugee is racist only strengthens the cause mentioned above.

Jackson is a very smart man with a limited mind. He knows how to word things to his advantage, but cannot figure out why so many people look at him in disdain while the parades around to different crusades charging racism.

Posted by: Chad Evans at September 5, 2005 11:51 PM

Any comments about Jesse Jackson helping to evacuate students from Xavier and another NOLA HBCU?


Posted by: DarkStar at September 6, 2005 08:21 AM

I was going to say it's racist because it likens the displaced people to Palestinians, but then Jesse loves the Palestinians.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at September 6, 2005 09:41 AM

I think it's admirable that Jackson helped extricate students who were stranded at Xavier and SUNO. But his presser yesterday, and nearly all of his press appearances aren't about that.

He's putting himself up as the defacto spokesman for all black folk. Mind you, in his mind, he is always right, and there is no room for criticism of any kind of anyone black (of course unless they differ from his view).

That being said, no, I'm not going to post a story about his doing that -- I notice you aren't criticizing the MSM or anyone else for not pointint that out, only me, because I am very critical of Jackson. I will continue to be, because I feel that his personal agenda outweighs the needs of the community at large.

He doesn't get a pass from me. Period.

Posted by: Michael at September 6, 2005 10:16 AM

Posted by: DarkStar at September 6, 2005 07:26 PM
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