Wednesday, July 16, 2008

'We need not degrade women'

The Reverend Jackson (who's never actually been the pastor of any church) lectures without any evident hint of irony on the importance of "dignity":

(Via Hot Air.) Criticizing the use of the "n-word" by gangsta rappers and black comedians, he says:
"We need not degrade women and degrade our people in order to make a joke or make a hit."
Degrading women? Flashback, June 2001:
Mr Jackson, who is 59 and married with five children, conceived a daughter with 39-year-old Karin Stanford in mid-1998 while she held a senior post in the Baptist preacher's Rainbow PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) Coalition. . . .
Miss Stanford met Mr Jackson in the mid-Nineties when she was teaching at the University of Georgia and researching a thesis, later published as a book - Beyond the Boundaries: Reverend Jesse Jackson in International Affairs. . . .
Mr Jackson appointed Miss Stanford as head of the coalition's Washington office. When she fell pregnant, Mr Jackson gave her $40,000 (£27,000) from coalition funds to help her relocate to Los Angeles during maternity leave.
She still works there as a part-time researcher for the coalition.
Adultery? Siring bastards with your mistress? Putting the aforesaid mistress on the payroll of your extortion racket ministry? No, no, reverend -- these things are not in the least "degrading."

What next? "Dignity" lectures from Snoop and Ice-T?

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