Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. attacked after tweeting that Paula Deen should not be destroyed

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.  spoke out in defense of food mogul Paula Deen on Thursday, saying she should be redeemed not destroyed. Though the tweets came from an unverified Twitter account, they are similar to comments Rev. Jackson has made elsewhere:

Jackson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Deen called him this week, and they discussed how she might recover.

Jackson says if Deen is willing to acknowledge mistakes and make changes, “she should be reclaimed rather than destroyed.”

Jackson says he’s more troubled by racial disparities in jobs, lending, health care, business opportunities and the criminal justice system.

The small gesture of reasonableness and civility toward Deen was enough to send many Twitter users over the edge (warning: explicit language):

We’ve come to expect this sort of language when the target is a prominent conservative such as Sarah Palin or Rick Santorum.

It’s not every day, however, that we see this kind of vitriol  directed at a liberal. Evidently, liberals’ hatred of Paula Deen trumps any warm feelings some may have toward Rev. Jackson.

  • Guest

    And whites are the racists? Forgive me for being knowledgeable, however these comments say

  • TocksNedlog

    New Tone — Eat Your Own!

    • Michelle

      And use the N word to do it while blasting a man who is defending a woman who used the N word. Ooooooh the irony!

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        No one ever claimed the left knows the definition of such terms as “irony” and “hypocrisy”. Bless their ignorant little hearts.

        • Michelle

          Exactly. They define both words to a T and don’t even realize it.

      • Joy

        Michelle, I was going to sat the exact same thing!!! Amazing, the irony, isn’t it???

    • CatHerder

      Feeding time at the piranha tank.

    • Elaine

      Jesse needs future “redemption” for his own son, that’s why. Always has an ulterior motive. He knows how much HATE there is in his own community, because he helped put it there!

  • Damien Johnson

    Oh right, I forget it’s Al Sharpton that’s the douche, not Jesse Jackson. though I’m reminded of one of the few episodes of South Park I like. “Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people!”

    But, it’s my understanding that some people are angry with Paula Deen for saying something along the lines of she wants slaves to serve her party. The other side says she was taken out of context. So obviously, she shouldn’t be raked over the coals for saying the N-word 30 years ago. But I haven’t tried to figure out about that whole slave-serving thing because I feel we have more pressing issues to worry about than one person. I’m just glad I bought probably my first and last paula deen apple pie the other day, because I bet they won’t be in the stores anymore.

    • LinTaylor

      The story I heard paints the picture that Deen was being self-deprecating, responding to someone suggesting a Southern-themed party by saying that they’d need, among other things, black waiters acting like servants. But I fully admit I haven’t seen any corroboration on this.

      But really, that’s immaterial IMO. Context notwithstanding, the woman says ONE racial slur three decades ago and never again (to our knowledge) expresses any kind of negative sentiments towards black Americans, but apparently she deserves the utter destruction of her career and life. And apparently Jesse Jackson deserves the same for suggesting a common-sense, compassionate response. I don’t even know anymore.

    • Bemani Dog

      Sharpton defended her, too. Even they see what’s wrong. Either that, or they suddenly remembered she’s a card-carrying liberal.

      • Damien Johnson

        Hmm, even Sharpton? Now I’m really shocked.

      • disqus_RnIsATDU0g

        they remembered she sponsored their boss…

  • Leeta Sweet

    Oh My, and whites are the racists? Well, Ok then.

  • Michelle

    Stop the presses. Hell has frozen over and pigs are flying. Jesse Jackson conveyed something I agree with? You could blow me over with a feather right now. And now watch his own people chew him up and spit him out.

    • Ronald Green

      They are in the process of that as we ‘speak’.

      • Michelle

        Hence my last sentence 😉

    • tjp77

      The whole thing is hilarious. First, Deen calls Jackson to kiss his ring, which, for whatever reason, is the tradition when a white person wants penance for offending the black community somehow. Then the black community turns on Jackson in the manner usually reserved for Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain.

      The net result is that Jackson comes out looking like a somewhat reasonable person, which is a really neat trick in and of itself.

      • Ben Bollman

        It really is ridiculous, I bet she called Uncle Al Sharpton too. I love how the nation is all aflutter over what some Southern cooking host said 30 years ago but could care less about true heroes that died in Benghazi because our President was asleep at the wheel. Our priorities are screwed up.

    • Noah

      but the only reason Jesse is defending Paula is so he can become her “rehabilitator” and extort generous sums of money from her and her sponsors.

  • dunst43

    Are we going back into tribes and abandoning nations? A lot of those tweets used the N word but just spelled it phonetically as ‘nigga’ instead of …. fasten your seatbelts…. ‘nigger’. Nigga is just as offensive as Nigger is. Both should be held in contempt.

    • David Mueller

      These people are too stupid to care about what they say, or how they say it.

    • dunst43

      Woo Hoo! As has been pointed out by my way too observant spouse: I love butter, I’m a great cook, and I have used the N word. I’m just like Paula Deen.

    • Michelle

      But it’s OK when THEY use the word, just not OK iwhen a white person uses it even if that was…30 yrs ago. #hypocrisy #doublestandards #racecard #doasisaynotasido #fauxoutrage #perpetualvictims #STFUalready

      • Rick Jackson

        You are exactly right. They say the N word to each other all the time.

    • TugboatPhil

      ♕ King Of Houston ♕
      nigga what church you a reverend at? Church of Chasing Hoes & Illegitimate Children Tabernacle? @RevJJackson

      I did find it interesting that his royal highness was averse to using the word b*stard. Perhaps he just doesn’t really know the definition.

    • Craig King

      Unless of course you are black, in which case you may say nigger as often as you like.

  • Jim Denney

    No black racism in Obamas America – no siree. Pay no attention to those Tea Party racists tweeting above.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Wow, our black youth seems pretty angry about something…

    • Ronald Green

      Not enough free stuff…?

      • Zach Brewer


    • BAW

      Well JJ has helped to create the hatre for decades, it seems entirely appropriate for him to have to deal with it himself.

    • kateorjane

      and very potty mouthed

    • grais

      They absolutely HATE themselves, their empty little lives, and their skin color.

  • Zach Smith

    Nice to see this despicable race hustler get a taste of his own medicine. I wonder how much the Reverend’s defense cost Ms. Deen.

    • BAW

      That’s is exactly what I thought. What did Deen promise to pay him or do for him? We all know JJ has always been all about money and power.

  • IceColdTroll

    Brutha Jesse’s getting soft in his old age, huh?

    But I do tend to agree with Mr. Z Smith below.

  • TJ

    Wonder if CNN will do a report on the racism on Twitter directed at the Rev like they did for the Cheerios commercial and the YouTube comments. Then show the whole timeline of those who sent it to show they are not in any way conservatives.

    • Jeremy

      CNN is beholding to the Democrat party mostly but,MSNBC is the worst.

  • Tom @ChiNewsBench

    My God. I know I speak for many of my fellow conservatives when I say that WE don’t threaten Jesse Jackson Sr like Liberals have in this case. WE don’t say that Jackson should have been shot instead Dr. King (“The wrong man did die on that balcony tho”) I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone, defending Jesse Jackson, but there it is. An attempt at civility and what’s he get? Hate from the Left.

  • Shockwave

    Just look at these ignorant negroes. Racist pieces of human garbage. Jesse Jackson being a stand up man for saying this. These people are full of HATE…Deen apologized for something she said 30 years ago. Get over it lowlifes…

  • midwestconservative

    I never thought I’d see the day to see Jesse Jackson get called an “Uncle Tom”

  • James Rose

    If he was saying she needed to be destroyed every damn one of them would be singing his praises.

    • Jeremy

      Yes absolutely they would be praising him all over.

  • TocksNedlog

    We’re living in scary times when liberals have moved so far to the left that JESSE JACKSON is seen as having wandered off the plantation.

    • Jeremy

      yeah it’s amazing to see.

    • LisaG

      That’s because it’s actually the plantation that keeps moving farther and farther to the left. I find myself wishing the plantation would just fall off the edge of the earth already, and leave the free-thinking folks the heck alone.

      • TocksNedlog

        I’ll second that!

  • Rosie

    Liberals are just full of hate in general. Don’t agree with them 100%? Expect a slew of profanities and threats.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yes, they’ve done a stellar job of turning the richest, most diverse, talented, inventive, enthusiastic, friendly, brave and charitable country in the world into a sewer of hatred, deceit, racism, ignorance, cowardice and hypocrisy! I guess I’d hate myself and everybody too, if that was on my head.

      • dinkerduo

        WELL SAID!! WELL SAID!! I’d kill myself if I had to be that dumb—
        but then again–they don’t have to–they choose to!

  • Jeremy

    The left will always throw other leftists under the bus when they feel like it.These twits tweeting sure like to use the N word often but,that is ok for them to do of course in their liberal mindset.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Perhaps, because Rev. Jesse has been there himself….Remember New York City in 1099? If the Jewish Community could forgive him for that slur, can’t people of Color (forgive the P.C.term usage) forgive Paula? Just sayin’… Jawamax 8<{D}
      BTW There's been a LOT of confusing stuff on here recently…

      • ForTheRepublic

        Sadly, no. I was busy reclaiming the Holy Land at the time.

  • HARP2

    Anyone of them could easily be a witness at the Zimmerman trial.

  • Jeremy

    I wonder how Jesse Jackson likes the taste of his own medicine.This is his usual race baiting tactics along with Al Sharpton. I wonder if he will wake up finally but,that is doubtful.

    • Michelle

      That’s an excellent point Jeremy. Jackson himself is party to creating this false and over-the-top outrage. He’s made a career of slapping down that race card in the face of common sense and critical thinking. He has no one to blame but himself for this backlash – HE played a MAJOR part in instilling in the minds of black people that they are victims. He earned some (very) minor points with me for what he said about Deen, but I can’t help but giggle at the sight of his own people eating him alive for the very “Hate Whitey No Matter What” mentality he promoted all his life.

  • Republicanvet

    Took Jizzy a few days on this one. What up? Getting old?

  • Big Ed

    Well Jesse… here is the Monster you created. How do you like it?

  • Love of Country

    Paula Deen represents a southern culture crisis but should not be used as a “gotcha” solution…


    “Southern culture crisis” …….. sounds like once again he’s willfully implicating Republicans for the actions of fellow Democrats ie the DNC/KKK of the South ie Bull Connor, Bobby Byrd and George Wallace. But clearly JJ is all too happy to excuse Paula Deen but only if he can lay her regrettable DNC’ish behavior at the feet of benevolent and patriotic Republicans all across the country. See how he did that? He’d be a shoo-in over there at MSNBC …. that would be funny.

    • wwbdinct

      Here’s what I don’t understand – why did he not show the same mercy to Don Imus that he is showing to Paula Deen. Jackson and Sharpton were absolutely instrumental in having Imus fired from MSNBC and CBS radio. Imus went on the apology tour and was forced to kiss the ring of Sharpton but it didn’t make it any difference. I’m not defending Imus here but I’m just curious as to why he didn’t feel there was any redemption potential for him. Jackson is a well known shakedown artist – maybe Imus refused to cough up any cash?

      • Leslie Ward

        Imus was NOW and on the public airwaves – Ms Deen was being held at gunpoint which is the reference that the n word was used in 1986 (private v public). Ms Deen’s comment only became public because she was deposed in a lawsuit brought by a former employee. She apologized and is being destroyed. I said many places and once again, if it was me being held at gunpoint – I’d probably have called the man everything but a child of God. Until the people themselves stop making millions off of ‘music’ containing the word – I will defend people such as Ms Deen. We all make mistakes, And please don’t hold me accountable for a darn thing I said in 1986 – I think I was still drinking then.

        • wwbdinct

          True point but I think there are other statements that she has said that she is also being villified for beside the N word back in 1986. In any event, I am just wondering why the double standard with Jackson. And yes, please don’t hold me accountable for my actions back in 1986 either. That was when I was a (gasp) Democrat!

      • Love of Country

        All I know about this is the two tweets I read on this thread. I just think he’s pretending to excuse her behavior in order to try and make all white, southern Republicans look racist ie the “southern culture crisis” …. never mind she’s an Owebamao supporter because the Left will work hard to keep that little illuminating tidbit from ever making it into the inner-city (their base); not by word-of-mouth, not by newspaper and not by any of their TV channels.

        Imus? He stepped in it pretty good in front of a national audience … but that’s okay … he’s made significant contributions putting FBN on the map since then.

        • wwbdinct

          Well, one thing is for sure. Imus certainly got his “mind right” since that scandal. Your explanation does make sense though. Imus is an upper West side, NYC liberal elite (oh, he’ll tell you that he’s just a goober cowboy with a ranch in New Mexico but make no mistake on who he really is!) I guess it wouldn’t do well to shame the rest of the NYC limo liberals and expose them for what they really are!

  • Jay Stevens

    On one side of the scales we have Paula Deen working to get Obama elected – twice. On the other side, we have a thoughtless remark 30 years ago.

    How is that “Hope and Change” working out for you, Paula?

  • kateorjane

    And would someone explain why any civilized person would care what no class trash like those tweeters think?

  • NRPax

    Gee Jesse…you seem to be suggesting she should be judged on the content of her character. How conservative of you.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Welcome to the world you helped create, Jesse!

  • Leslie Ward

    I find it kind of touching and seriously ironic that Mr Jackson is being pilloried by the very pc, duplicitous and two-faced (or is that fork tongued) monster he helped (and made millions off of) create. Ms Deen’s not-even published cookbook surged from 1500 to NUMBER 1 on Amazon – go America put those hypocrites in their place.

  • AdoEdem

    I’m of two minds on this. Part of me wants to congratulate the Rev. Jackson (if indeed it truly is him) on his moment of mental clarity and finally understanding what Rev. King, Jr. had been talking about in the first place.

    On the other hand, he’s reaping what he’s sown and I have less than zero sympathy for people forced to lie in the beds they pooped in. This is the feckless, perpetual victim culture he helped create. So I’m trying not to bask in the schadenfreude, but I doubt there are going to be any real lessons learned in the long run.

  • Rightturn

    “It’s not every day, however, that we see this kind of vitriol directed at a liberal.”

    Twitchy, just is it that you could ever possibly choose the responses to an @BarackObama tweet to display here without coming across such vitriol? If you have a very advanced situational filter mechanism that you use, could you recommend it to a parent of 3 young children? Thanks in advance.

  • Steve_J

    He’s been a big part of creating this atmosphere – LIVE WITH IT.

  • Phil Snyder

    This is not about racism or about what Paula Dean said years ago or even yesterday. It is about heresy. If anyone violates the received orthodoxy of the mob, they deserve the mob’s ire and will be punished.

  • Ark

    Rev Jackson should be given credit. I will admit that he helped create the racist culture that is attacking him, but he probably knew he would be attacked when he spoke up for Paula. This will give him a little more credibility in the future.

  • Joel A. Edge

    “southern culture crisis”?

    My culture doesn’t have a “crisis”, Jesse. However; it seems like your’s does.

  • SonicBlue

    When they riot they destroy their own neighborhoods so why is this any different.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Even though I rarely agree with him, Rev. Jackson is a “Man of the Cloth,” and he deserves more respect than the hate and vitriol you extremists hurl at him. Stay classy…. Of course, I’m talking of and to the tweeters, above… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    So when did this charlatan become the go to guy for absolution of racial sins? Wonder who his confessor was re: those “hymietown” remarks.

  • Dog of the Sun

    The “N” word for anger for using the “N” word? These people are Cultural Cannibals and slaves to their own anger!!! :(

  • IronButterfly

    Apparently Paula made a contribution to the Rainbow Coalition.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    Could it be that Jesse Jackson knows that Paula Deen hires minorities in her now crumbling empire? That her crash is their crash. Then again that would be wanting jobs and opportunities for minorities rather than the Democrat preferred welfare programs. Hmm…I can see why he is getting tweeted hate.

  • mickeyco

    Good grief. Talk about eating your own. Can’t believe these comments coming from blacks. Sure didn’t hear them when he came to Clinton’s defense. (Course, that wasn’t about race.)

  • Peyton

    I seriously doubt that all these people knew who Paula Deen was two weeks ago.

  • j p

    It looks to me like racism is never going to end as long as any race wants it. I’ve never ever even thought of myself as having a racial identity to preserve. I have never thought of accusing or being accused of betraying my race for thinking differently from the majority of them. If racism somehow magically vanished from the thoughts and actions of all non-black people on the planet, racism would still exist if blacks never consider themselves to be members of the family of man.

  • chunky

    I am still trying to figure out these changes Deen needs to make according to Rev. Jackson. Seems to me admitting the use of the word in court was enough reason for me.

    • mapache

      That just don’t play well in Hymietown! Right Jesse?

  • nc

    Jesse Jackson – You Built This!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Ah, civility. *sarcasm sign held up*

  • Slugglife

    This is surprising considering that jackson and sharpton are the official representatives of black America.

  • Slugglife

    Is it standard operating procedure on twitter to make up words and misspell everything?

  • mapache

    Jesse Jackson at first wanted to “Cut her ***** off” until Al “Resist We Much” Sharpton reminded him that Paula Deene was configured like Jesse’s mistress. Uh, never mind.

  • W Randall

    Now I know that the world really is upside down, inside out and backwards.

  • ObamaFail

    I’m shocked. SHOCKED I TELL YOU! I figured Jesse Jackson would have been marching along side Al Sharpton to have Paula Deen destroyed both professionally and personally. But let’s be honest about what this really is. Deen is a Democrat and Obama supporter. So this is liberal Jesse Jackson helping to try to protect one of their own.

  • Cy

    I guess even being on the far left doesn’t protect you from being a “race traitor”… Group think is disgusting.

  • Sua Sponte

    hEH….greatest thing I’ve read today….This is really going to adversely effect the rev’s career…..Ok, not so much….Alright, not at all…The LIV’s will continue to follow in droves…This, this is their pinnacle of leadership…

  • dreamkitten61

    I just don’t understand why anyone would want to use the N word. Especially black people. It amuses me that they will call a black person a house n….r whenever they want to hurt a persons feelings but in the meantime what they are really saying is that they themselves are proud to be the plantation field slave and they are jealous of anyone who wants to be anything other then what they cast as their race. I would think they would want to break out of the slave lingo and learn to speak like free people, act like free people and think like free people. When I was growing up I lived around black people, went to school with black people,went to church with black people and still have friends that are black people. They never acted like these people do. It seems to me that some are moving backwards in their education, mentality and moral standards. Just as feminine rights have taken a dive to the gutter so has racial equality.

  • M F Scotto

    Did he tweet this from Hymietown? If we can forgive a national, political figure for that bit of overt anti-Semitism, surely we can forgive something a private citizen said in private 27 years ago.

  • Bemani Dog

    Al Sharpton came to her defense, too. They’re eating their own.

  • ycavaz

    Only when black people stop calling each other the N-word will they have the moral authority to demand others to stop calling them the N-word.

  • jtak101

    “The whites can have him”???? No Thanks!!

  • deejayaz


    These tools in the above tweets need some serious smackdowns. Their moms must be proud. And their fathers if they knew who they are.

  • $472942

    You couldn’t make this hilarity up if you tried…

  • Joe

    I count the N word 10 times in this post…

  • Karl Winrich

    Can’t you just feel the liberal tolerance and love in the air??

    These guys are nothing but hypocrites, when one of their own shows true “tolerance” this is how the rest respond.

  • George Gaither

    These are the people that was indoctrinated in the failed school system, they are full of hate and racist.

  • Conrad2010

    Way to much over kill here.
    Waiting for her restaurants to drop her.

  • chrissypoo6

    Let the black person who has never made a racial slur, whitey, cracker, or whatever they call us white folks, cast the first stone!! Grow-up, get a job, and interact with us crackers, we’re not all bad! :)

  • Don Truscott

    Bunch of classless people on the left….and they say republicans are racist. From reading them tweets about the twit jackson, i believe we need to build some more prisons ! Lots of ruthless minds on the loose! !

  • Cindy Bear

    I’m not nearly as offended with the “N” word as I an with the constant use of the “F” word from these lowlife, brainless losers. This Paula Dean issue is a farce. There is no way I would have groveled in the LSM the way she did, she looks like a mealy mouth fool. Get some backbone Paula and stand up to these PC word cops on steroids! By the way, Jesse Jackson has my respect for his comments.

  • yourmamatoo

    Liberals,the most hateful hypocrites .

  • DamnCat

    This is the legacy of the race hate and division that Jackson has promoted for decades. How do you like it, “Reverend”?

  • Adela Wagner

    And yet the Twitchy trolls will stand behind the “study” that says”Liberals are the more educated” bunch and Conservatives are “uneducated, backwood fools”…..yeah right.

    Jesse not towin’ and cowtowing to the liberal plantation = Blasphamy

    Not that I trust ANYTHING Jackson does, but he sure is seeing what happens when he steps a half inch over that racial line, that HE helped perpetuate all along.

  • Don

    wow al l these tweets and you would of thought a couple of words said thirty years ago, could be forgiven, look at how these people use the same words and yet its they way they talk, but let someone apologise for those same word’s , and because she is white rich and successful they want to destroy her.. I see a big double standard here.

    • $24975675

      Paula Deen’s crime is not being a bigot. As a matter of fact, she’s a Democrat & Obama supporter. Her real sin is being from the South and not trying to hide that hideous fact. You see, to the mindless twits on the Progressive Left, the South is to be forever despised because of ancient history and because it has far too many practicing Christians and other traditionalists to suit their perverse sensibilities. I’d feel sorry for those leftists if they didn’t go so far out of their way to be vile, despicable, and sanctimonious. But because they are so persistent and intent on tearing down tradition and constantly mocking, disrupting and damaging society, I can’t pity them. When I have to think about them at all I can only detest them.

  • David Hamm

    The black tweeters on this subject are Racist Bigots!!

  • neoface

    Epitome of hypocrisy!!!! LIbtards go ballistic when the “N” word is used, but its OK if the black rappers use it, yet they are OK with a black person calling a white person “white ass cracker”. The “N” word has no statues of limitation?

  • disqus_RnIsATDU0g

    well bless their little hearts! hows it feel now jessie, are you feeling the love? you cant play hate on both sides of the fence. sooner or later people will figure you out.

  • Nicollette

    Typical. Instead of seizing this opportunity to forge better racial relationships by these two very prominent public figures, they are dismissed with hate. The black community has always held themselves down by rejecting their own whenever the opportunity arises, as in this case. You will never get out of the gutter if you keep rejecting the hand that is waiting to help you up.

  • Kelly Roth

    The essence of Christianity is repentance, forgiveness and redemption. As a Christian, Jackson is admirably following the Biblical play book.

  • Kelly Roth

    The essence of Christianity is repentance, forgiveness and redemption. As a professed Christian, Jackson is admirably following the Biblical play book.

  • Jeffrey Harris

    ironic that you choose the tweets from obvious black accounts…ohh that”s not ironic…

    • $24975675

      It’s not ironic in the least. It is, however, very revealing and instructive.

  • Dunnyveg

    Actually, I hope Deen isn’t “redeemed”. Being “redeemed” will mean Deen becomes a Politically Correct liberal because she will owe the same bunch that persecuted her to begin with. What’s so refreshing about Deen is that she had minimal PC influences. Judging by her book sales, and shows of support in forums such as this thread, she will recover, and will have no debt whatsoever to the PC Great and Good–unless they come to her aid….

    • Ben Bollman

      She is a card-carrying Democrat Obama voter that thought calling Jesse Jackson would absolve her of her sins. I’m thinking it is already too late for her.

  • Ben Bollman

    Jesse Jackson helped create this culture of race-baiting douchebags that are attacking him. You reap what you sow, Jesse.

  • hwy505

    LOL – And they call the TEA Party racist – if even an inkling of such words came from a TEA Party member, it would be all over!

  • Ailsa Nordstrom

    You reap what you sow, Rev. Jackson.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Like Frankenstein’s monster up in here, right herr Jessie? You built this monster and now it is turning on you. I wish I could have sympathy for you, but I can’t.

  • dinkerduo

    I’m not a fan of JJ but in this case he is the first voice that I’ve heard with any common sense!! Jesus guys–this woman employes hundreds of people–came up from nothing and worked her ass off to get where she is–course it seems that that is a foreign concept to a lot of black people–and 30/ 40 years ago she said the nigger word and you are going to crucify her—WHY?!? Back in the day–’50/60/70’s
    we all did–I’ve never called anyone that but have used that word in a JOKE like most of the world has done–but also joked about fat people–dumb people–crippled people BUT WE DON’T DO THAT ANY MORE–GOT IT?!? Jeeeze–we used to call Brizilian nuts “nigger toes” and nobody thought much about it


    Since you still do then your outrage now is a phony outrage for what someone said years and years ago!!

  • Gman2363

    how many blacks have used the term, yet have no reason to defend themselves? Double standards abound here. We have all said the word at one time or another to ourselves just to realize what others in the black community routinely say in and out of public. If it is wrong for one race, isnt it wrong for all races and vice versa? what am I missing here? Holy hell we are backwards….—

  • Ivan Wagoner

    Yeah the left is quick to throw you to the wolves if you don’t agree with them. And if you notice it’s all emotional responses. There is no logic to most of the post. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Why is everyone’s heart so cold.Their is not one righteous no not one.So where is the heart of forgiveness. I guess this is what is to be expected of those who want a Godless society..

  • JHovJr

    Sad People, Very Sad, Nasty, and Vile people attacking Jessie Jackson for making a common sense civilized statement. Racism would be all but gone except for the fact that those that claim racism promote it every day.

  • thunderstrikes

    If this was just any person, I would condemn this. However, he is a scumbag and is deserving of these comments from the black community. I just wish that it was for a different issue than Paula Deen, but this gives me a vain satisfaction.

  • David

    When you are to the left of Jesse Jackson Sr., you have issues. Serious issues.

  • retsubcpo

    Well, this shows who the racists are. It also shows that the word she used fits a whole lot of blacks to a tee. These are the dregs of the black community who listen to and idolize the idiots “singing” rap music and killing each other in drive by shooting ah la Tupac. Yes, the word Dean is being pilloried for using fits all these pigs.

  • Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    Talk about racist and hateful and it isn’t the whites. Blacks are more racist and hateful than any one else..

  • Kevin Blankenship

    I don’t often agree with Mr. Jackson, but I find myself doing so this time. It is wrong to destroy a person for things done or said long ago. We all should be more forgiving of one another and knock off all the racism and feelings of superiority and Judgement based on skin tone or ethnicity!

  • Phillip Ray Holmes

    Good to see JJ getting some of his own medicine!! Phillip Ray Holmes

  • Richard Willey

    dumber than stumps!!!!!!

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  • ann_h

    I don’t know I may be opening myself up a whole can of worms here, but I was always taught the original meaning of the N word, that it was specifically intended to be denigrating to a black person back in slavery days. But then, at least to my parents’ understanding for back when I was a kid (they were raised in the 40s-50s), they thought it was meant to basically describe a thug, or low class person who happened to be black. Allow me to clarify: that was my parents understanding of the word at that time and currently, not in history’s definition. My Dad always said it was the “black version of Whitetrash”. That is always how I have kind of viewed the N-bomb and that is how I took Paula’s use of the word.

    I don’t know one single thing about the woman, though, not one. I do not cook and have never even read a recipe of hers or anything. I do watch MasterChef and she has been on it once or twice. Always seemed nice enough, but she’s not gonna be a racist on TV. I think she has lost enough here and it’s time to move on. I don’t know what more people want. She has apologized (whether people find it sincere or not), she’s lost all her money-making ventures, called Jesse Jackson…what more is there? Burn her house down, kill her dog, and clean out her bank account? Maybe then things will be okay?

  • Michele Pullara Allen

    All these classy remarks really speak for themselves…..and it’s not a complimentary story. Come on….show some dignity!!!

  • Kenoke

    You people, who have accused other people of “racism” forever, continue to show you are the most racist and narrow-minded fucks on the planet. The only reason you were ever called “Negro”, or “nigger” is because our language here came from Latin, where the word “Niger” was their word for “black”. I have personally heard more black people use the term “nigger” than all of the white people in my lifetime, and I’ve been around the block a few times, seen and done more than most. And yes I do not shy away from some places that “angels” might “fear to tread”, as someone once told me, but I really don’t think angels really fear anything at all.

  • Lizbuddie

    Until recently, the last few years, I had no idea just how bad the black-on-black backlash got as punishment for not thinking/speaking in lock step. It’s shocking. I didn’t know people still talked this way to each other.

  • Charles H. Green II

    Jesse.. where were you when the Hovey Street Murders occurred in Indianapolis…I know where you are now…Protesting and protecting Paula Deen and Terri Schaivo…

  • Cheryl Feis Quinton

    This is the culture you helped develop Rev Jackson.

  • CRH

    For all of you ignorant hillbillies claiming that Jackson created a culture that is turning on him, please get a clue. First, Jackson didn’t create a culture. He positioned himself as a spokesperson for millions of people he never met, and who rarely pay him any mind. Second, this article features about a dozen tweets from anonymous strangers who are no more a representation of the 40 million black people in this country than Jackson is. Third, when white celebrities make dumb bigoted comments and run to Jacskon or Sharpton for absolution, as if these two are the tribal leaders of black America, that’s just further affirmation of how dumb and bigoted they are. Fourth, most black people I know don’t care any more about Paula Deen than they do about Jesse Jackon, or any of you ignoramuses. Personally, as far as I’m concerned, most of you, Deen, and Jackson can all choke down gallons of saturated fat, destroy your arteries, and rid the earth of your ignorance as quickly as possible.

  • IamAmericanB4black

    Remember Jesse Jackson didn’t support Barack OBama in the 2008 primary either. I’m not sure what to make of it.

    Could it possibly be that Jackson is ever so slightly moving to the right? I’m not expecting him to come out as a Republican anytime soon (even though it’s almost certain he was in the 50s and 60s just like virtually every other black man or woman with any sense).

  • SalMoanella

    The incomparable hatred of the left…

  • Craig King

    Now everybody not black is terrified of the word nigger but blacks aren’t. That’s whack man.

  • MistahKurtz_HeDead

    LMFAO Reading those Black comments to my Filipina Wife. Don’t think I want her associating with those kind of Americans.

  • Noah

    Any idiot that has the gall to call New York “Hymietown” should shut his fat gob up for the rest of his life. Jesse Jackson should take a vow of silence. That’s absolutely rich that this asshole would say “that’s the southern culture that Paula grew up in”. What culture did you grow up in that taught you anti-Semitism, Jesse? was it in good ‘ol Chicago??

  • Lilli

    Liberal blacks eating their own….unless you think every thought they think….they turn on you…..isn’t it a lovely sight?

  • $23901791

    I love it. The race baiters prove how intolerant they are and Jesse Jackson’s chickens have come home to roost. No sympathy for the man, AT ALL, but I love seeing these other folks made to look even worse than him.

  • Bruce

    As far as I am concerned, this is a “family spat.” Ms. Deen is a confirmed, liberal supporter of Barack Obama. She obviously has no problems with this administration and how it is destroying our nation. Now, she has admitted to saying something 30 years ago that has her own liberal peers in an uproar. In response to their venom, she cries (ad nauseum) on television and calls Jesse Jackson for absolution. My sympathy for Ms. Deen is truly spent. We have an IRS that is totally out of control, a State Department (and, perhaps, President) that allowed four Americans to die in Benghazi, and a Justice Department that has no problem with deeming reporters as “possible co-conspirators.” Ms. Deen, in regards to your “situation,” I will let you and your fellow liberals work it out amongst yourselves.

  • 2013ANewYear

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not speak for the black race! We have our own voice. There may have been a time when blacks, due to slavery needed someone to be a voice for them but that time has passed and African-Americans as individuals now have their own voice, and values. If you are educated you would know that blacks are individuals and no one can speak for us as a group. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not dictate our thoughts or values and they are mostly out for themselves.

  • Jasmine

    Wow! I need to go take a shower after reading all of those vulgar tweets.