Top 70 Jesse Jackson Quotes

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Black and Jewish leaders have been a coalition of consc

Black and Jewish leaders have been a coalition of conscience.
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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
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When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
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We must all learn a good lesson – how to live together.
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There have been more people disenfranchised in Washington than there have been in Kuwait.
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If you don’t feel apologetic for slavery, if you don’t feel apologetic for colonialism, if you feel proud of it then say that.
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We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
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I had gained a greater appreciation of hearing the concerns of woman, doctors, and so many others.
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Republicans are the party of ‘no,’ and Democrats are the party of ‘don’t know’ because it hasn’t fought for bold ideas, policies, or plans to turn us in a new direction.
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You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate.
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The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one.
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When journalists and politicians speak of a dwindling middle class that’s under economic assault and a poor community that’s getting bigger, they’re talking about Ferguson. Independent of the racial demographics and dynamics of Ferguson, Missouri, there’s a ‘Ferguson’ near you.
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Those who have the most wealth and the most property, their children have the first, the best, and the most.
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Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
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The great responsibility that we have today is to put the poor and the near poor back on front of the American agenda.
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Keep hope alive!
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If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote.
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A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
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Those companies that don’t see the black and brown communities are missing, out of their closed eye, talent, which leads to money and growth. When baseball, football and basketball couldn’t see the field, they missed talent and growth. The same is true in the tech industry.
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You know, people’d always ask ‘Why is Jesse Jackson running for the White House?’ They never seen the house I’m running from.
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In Afghanistan, there is a plan to build democracy; hundreds of thousands of troops are protecting it. There is a plan to rebuild and reconstruct there. But many thousands of Americans die from violence and poverty every year and we don’t have a plan for reconstruction at home.
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We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain.
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I am a journalist.
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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.
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I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
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My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers.
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You can be out of slavery and have the right to vote, but unless you have access to capital, industry and technology, you can’t fulfill your dreams.
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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.
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If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
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I know how to run a nationally paced campaign.
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If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
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The law protects you from being abused. It doesn't thre

The law protects you from being abused. It doesn’t threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle.
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Any attempt to dilute my support for Sen. Obama will not succeed.
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What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.
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To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It’s the only way to avoid more Fergusons.
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I think reconciliation is Obama’s goal – but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part.
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