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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.

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Travel Bans Are Not the Answer to the Omicron Variant

Africa does not need a travel ban. It needs to be traveled to, with medicine and public health infrastructure. We need to vaccinate Africans, not ban them.

Jesse Jackson ·


Jogging in Broad Daylight Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Whatever the verdict, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery has once more laid bare the entrenched racial barriers to equal justice that still exist in Georgia and in America.

Jesse Jackson ·


We Must Force Politicians to Recognize the Stakes of This Moment

This is the real deal. The argument isn't about whether we can afford President Biden's Build Back plan. It is whether we are so foolish not to do it.

Jesse Jackson ·


The GOP Is Rooting for Failure, But the American People Support Biden's Sweeping Agenda

What Republicans label as "socialist" would simply provide American families with the kind of basic shared security that is enjoyed by families in industrial nations across the world.

Jesse Jackson ·


The US Needs a Deep Reassessment of Its Immigration Policies

The U.S. needs to make its asylum policy clear. It needs to define who it will allow to seek asylum and apply that standard without discrimination.

Jesse Jackson ·


Treatment of Haiti Refugees Must Reflect Our Deepest Sense of Humanity

Once more the plight of Haitian refugees tests the measure of this administration’s and this country’s humanity. Will the U.S. simply dump thousands of the displaced in a country that has no way to protect them?

Jesse Jackson ·


There Is Little Doubt the Climate Crisis Is Here—Now What Do We Do About It?

We can't undo what we have done, but we can alter how bad the future becomes.

Jesse Jackson ·


The Texas Taliban Wing of the Republican Party

In total control of the state, Republicans have a free hand that they’ve used to enforce extremism.

Jesse Jackson ·

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