The Thoughts of an Educated Young African American Male

Jesse Jackson needs to sit down

The Associated Press is reporting that Michael Richards, also known as K.K.Kramer, was on Jesse Jackson’s nationally syndicated radio program, “Keep Hope Alive,” to truly make amends for his racial tirade. Apparently, going on Jackson’s show is the solution because if he forgives, then the entire African American community follows.

This is what I hate about the leadership in the African American community. We allow ourselves to be represented by certain blacks who only profit off of our struggles.  Jesse Jackson does not represent me. After all, he is the reverend who has had an affair on his wife, an extortionist of corporations in order to boost his salary, place his children in employment, and raise money for his group, and is a general media groupie. Yes, Jackson is a groupie.

He only pops his head out of the whole he lives in when he can spin anything into a racial issue, and then, at the same time, place himself in the middle of the situation. I am told, ‘rest assured, I can feel comfortable about the situation until Jesse Jackson tells me it is cool.’ Why? Maybe I could if I could share in the money Jesse Jackson receives to clear whites of their racial deficiencies. Instead, he profits from his position while never firmly addressing the inadequacies in our community (i.e., healthcare, welfare, employment, and education). Now, he comes out to tell me that Kramer is actually cool and did not speak as a racist.

Negro, go somewhere and sit down!  Jesse, you are a sellout and no better than the racist that put you on their payroll.

November 26, 2006 - Posted by | African American, Jesse Jackson, kkk, Kramer, michael richards


  1. Well said my friend. I also don’t believe that Jesse Jackson speaks for the African American community. What I do know is, that Michael Richards spoke from his heart and not just out of his mouth. He will long be hailed as a racist in our community. Yes, he can be forgiven but we will never forget. I saw the clip of the show and anyone in their right mind can tell he meant every word he said.This was not just a hecklers response. We still have a long way to go as a people based on the laughter in the background of the clip. There was laughter at what he was saying by other patrons there. In other words what Richards said was approved by some who were there. If this had been an audience who would not accept such language, there would have been a mass exodous, but as you could tell the majority of the audience remained seated. The young men who Richards openly attacked should be compensated monitarily and not just through a stupid meaningless “Im sorry”. WE have to get serious.

    Comment by Tired of the Foolishness | November 26, 2006 | Reply

  2. Well said….well said. I would have liked to expound on this story myself but a police shooting with Reverend Sharpton(Jesse’s VP….they change positions from time to time…lol)in the middle has just occurred and I plan to talk about this on the site as well. I would like to hear your thoughts on the shooting. I suspect my take on the shooting will not be a popular one….but perhaps there are more free thinkers out here like yourself. Jesse is not an elected official and Black folk really need a multitude of voices and leadership….having one self anointed person is insulting and above all, insufficient.


    Comment by dburt aka Afronerd | November 26, 2006 | Reply

  3. Let’s take a minute and realize what everyone is wasting their time about. So a white person gets up on stage and says some racist comments in front of black people in his audience. Who cares. Go home if you don’t want to hear it. Freedom of speech people, and I would give Kramer a hive five for his comedy act. But wait, a black person like Chappelle can go on cable television and make remarks about blacks, whites, mexicans, chinese, ect. and nothing happens. Why aren’t people like them apologizing to the white community. You people are all a joke to the rest of the world.

    Comment by Eric | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  4. what is offensive is that Jackson is now complaining that political figures who make racist remarks get off too easily. Is he referring to himself? Al Sharpton? Cynthea McKinney? That god forsaken Wal-mart spokesman/ex-civil rights leader who is encouaging African Americans to racially profile Arabs, Koreans, and Jews as being part of a wilted vegetable conspiracy?
    What Richards said is repugnant. But so is having a bunch of black guys dancing around at the Academy Awards bemoning how hard it is to be a slave owner (aka pimp) and winning an Oscar over it. The shock value really wears off…..

    Comment by missx | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  5. Eric,

    Who cares about racist comments? African Americans care. Why do we care? Because Our parents had to endure overt racism and segregation. Because we will not tolerate such overt behavior again. We may never be able to stop racism, but we will make sure that we let American society know that we will not sit idley by while racism is placed in front of us.

    Second, your comment about the first amendment is uninformed and ignorant. The first amendment does not cover hate speech. Plain and simple.

    Third, Dave Chappelle made jokes, co-written by white producers and writers, and later quit his job after being offered 20 million dollars because he felt his comedy was not socially exceptable. He claimed he felt people were not laughing at the jokes, but actually laughing at the racism behind them. That is the difference between Chappelle and Richards. Richards was not trying to be funny. He was speaking in hate.

    The only joke, sir, is you and your uninformed, uneducated, and racist views. Go ahead, give a high five to Richards. Just be able to live with the title of racist that you will rightly earn.

    Comment by youngbackman | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  6. Just be able to live with the title of racist that you will rightly earn.

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have encouraged ignorance, disrespect, and violence and against asians and jews. certainly they have earned that title as much, or ever more. yet instead they are called “civil rights leaders” because they believe in affirmative action and reperations.

    Comment by missx | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  7. I agree. Which is why I enourage African Americans to stand up and let everyone know that we do not adopt their views.

    Comment by youngblackman | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  8. I am 68 years old, a white great-grandmother, and I hate racism, no matter from which side it arises. I believe it is displeasing to God. Racism does nothing to propel the human race to higher advantage nor to the glowing elevation which should be our destiny.

    Surround yourself with wise, godly men; listen, consider, then think and speak for yourself, young man. You do not need Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. They serve your race in an ill and treacherous manner.

    I wish you every success with you life…and…


    Shirley Buxton

    Comment by Shirley | December 11, 2006 | Reply

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