Yes, you heard correctly. The Reverend Jesse Jackson is blaming TRUMP for the racial division in the U.S. Despite the fact that it’s been Jesse’s job for the past few decades…
Human rights activist Jessie Jackson has pointed the finger at Donald Trump and his followers for helping to create a rising climate of fear in America which has contributed to the shocking deaths of five police officers in downtown Dallas.
Rev Jackson said there was an ‘anti-black mood’ in America which also saw discrimination against immigrants, Muslims and women.
Speaking in the aftermath of the coordinated attack on 11 police officers in Dallas, Rev Jackson called on President Barack Obama to hold a conference on violence and racial disparities.’
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 in London, Rev Jackson commented on the shooting of unarmed black men by police and the revenge attack in Dallas: ‘It’s a kind of anti-black mood, antisemitism, anti-Muslim bashing, immigrant bashing, female bashing, a kind of mean spirited division in the country.’
Rev Jackson considered what was causing the divisive mood in America.
He said: ‘Threats to deport 15 million immigrants…threats to build a wall between Mexico who we share 2,000 miles of a border, there’s a permissiveness towards black people [which] is readily apparent and we have been used as scape goats for deeper and deeper economic and cultural fears.’
He added: ‘We are not the cause of them’.
Asked about Donald Trump and the rise of ultra-conservative groups, Mr Jackson said: ‘He is a factor in that.
‘It’s not just Trump, it’s the followers of Trump; the blacks, the browns, the Muslims – we’ve been losing rights in the cause of globalisation. There is a scapegoating of those who are suffering.’