The Jesse Jackson Show

Jesse Jackson is still making noise about the controversial statement by the Mexican President Vicente Fox. Now Jackson makes a statement designed to get everybody in place according to his color scheme. According to this ABC news article:

He said Mexicans and blacks in the United States were the victims (emphasis mine) of U.S. policies that pit illegal workers against disenfranchised minority groups.

“The Mexican-Americans must not be pawns in that scheme, and African Americans must not be scapegoats in that scheme,” he said. “We must work together, fighting for the right to vote, and for health care and wages.”

Great idea. Let’s work together. And how do we do that? Apparently by nitpicking peoples sentences and trying to make something racist out of them! Back to looking at Fox’s original statement that started this entire controversy in the first place. I hate to beat a dead horse but I didn’t do the analysis justice the first time. I’ll try again.

Now understand I don’t like to lump people into groups so this is hard for me. People are individuals but if we’re going to divide economically into groups we have to recognize right off that ethnic minorities still make less per capita than white people do. There are a lot of minorities who are economically successful and who are making heaps of money but as a group we’re still behind. When Fox says that Mexican immigrants are taking jobs that “even black people don’t want”, that’s shorthand for saying “even the most economically impoverished group.” Very rude statement but like I said that’s why I don’t like to think in terms of groups.

Note here: according to the same economic table I cited earlier the poverty rate for Hispanics in 2003 was nearly the same as it was for the black population so I’m not bagging on black people. I’m saying that when you lump us all together you come out with some bad numbers and this is what Vicente Fox was referring to. And you know what? Jesse Jackson totally understood that. And how do I know that? Because when Fox said immigrants take “jobs that even black people don’t want” Jesse Jackson didn’t say “hey, he’s saying we’re inherently inferior”, he responded by saying there were more poor white people in the US than poor blacks. So Jackson knew that the Mexican President’s statement was in fact about economics, not about inherent value due to race (which would have been racist) and instead he pretended that the statement was about race. That’s why he demanded an apology.

And when you really look at Fox’s follow up statement, he didn’t apologize for making his statement at all. According to the ABC article he told Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton he was sorry for “any hurt feelings caused by my statements.” In other words, I’m sorry you chose to get so twisted over my statement. And that’s exactly what it was.

But the apology isn’t really what Jackson was after. He just wanted his day in the press. He milked it for all it was worth saying of Fox’s comment:

“It was offensive and inaccurate, but it was a diversion from the bigger struggle of workers rights.”

Fox’s statement was inaccurate? Really? In that case I would challenge Jesse Jackson to show me the American migrant workers, either white or black.

Oh, one more thing. The article said that Jackson also criticized Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for not personally responding to Fox’s comment. But I think the reason Condi didn’t comment on it is because she’s too busy dealing with issues that are actually important which leaves precious little time for political grandstanding.

15 Responses to “The Jesse Jackson Show”

  1. Phelps says:

    You missed the biggest part:

    “The Mexican-Americans must not be pawns in that scheme, and African Americans must not be scapegoats in that scheme,” he said. “We must work together, fighting for the right to vote, and for health care and wages.”

    He can’t be talking about citizens — all citizens already have the right to vote. He must be talking about the illegals. Jesse Jackson actually seems to be advocating that we let illegals vote in our elections, and he isn’t the first left-wing moonbat I’ve seen say that. It’s real big the People’s Republic of San Franscisco and the People’s Republic of California.

  2. HMT says:

    Shit, that’s pretty impressive to be honest. To take Vicent Fox’s racist statement and then be able to use it to further your own cause – a cause that hinges on victim mentality of the race he so vilified….well shit. Congrats Jesse Crackers.

    I read somewhere that if anything Vicent should apolagize to the President, NOT Crackers and Sharpton… how insulting. Fox’s statement was aimed at AMERICANS, not “black” Americans.

  3. Mexigogue says:

    I was wondering why he said the right to vote. I was twisted on commenting on that or on the fact that he’s mad that we still don’t have franchises.

  4. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    As the only African American(what a fucked up term) on this board, living in a state under seige by illegials, I am qualified to say what kind of jobs black people will or won’t take. There is no way in hell I am going to take a job at McDonalds or working construction in 112 degree weather. I have just appointed myself as the Arizona black people spokes guy. I will be performing the Arizona Black Spokes Guy duties in conjunction with my other duties as Bikini Inspector General, Sir Courvosier, Drunk Guy, Jenn Stalker and John Madden Superbowl Champion for 2004,2005, 2007-2019! If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to ask!

  5. Mexigogue says:

    HAHA, that’s just sour grapes dude! You’re just mad because I snagged that migrant job before you had a chance to apply for it. LOSER! Hehe!

  6. Phelps says:

    Hey, is that going to be OK with the other black guy in Arizona?

  7. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Screw that guy. I am the Arizona Black Spokes Guy all others wil bow to me!!!

  8. Phelps says:

    Hey! Now you finally have a blog name — Arizona Black Guy!

  9. HMT says:

    I want a rematch in Yahoo Pool mexi.

    all of UNLV’s talk of Madden makes me want to play video games..

    Soul Calibur II anyone?

  10. Mexigogue says:

    Sometimes I hover the mouse over the tag on UNLV’s comments hoping that I’ll see a link to a blog. But to no avail.

  11. Mexigogue says:

    I can’t get Yahoo! pool to work on my home computer anymore. I don’t know why.

  12. Mexigogue says:

    Hey! There’s a new link on the left there at the bottom. You might have to hit page refresh if you opened the blog earlier, but it’s there!

  13. Mexigogue says:

    haha! When Jackson accused Fox of making a racist statement, Fox should have pulled his eyelids back all slanty and said “ME SO SOLLY!!!” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  14. Phelps says:

    Did you hear Russ when he did that last week? “Now I know why they can’t drive. They can’t see.”

  15. mexigogue says:

    Oh jeez, I’m not up to last week yet. I’m still on 5/10/05!