We already know Barack Obama has a castrating wife and the pain of public observation grew even more extreme as Jesse Jackson recently accused Barack Obama of “acting White.”
Or is there a behavior and an attitude that must be sustained in order to carry out the wishes, dreams and hopes of the “Black” experience that defines a man beyond the blood?
The repercussions of Jackson’s claim are enthralling as an example of political ambition and blind savvy in the making of the namesake:
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson
said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on
attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in
Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.
“If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an
hour-long speech at Columbia’s historically black Benedict College.
“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,”
said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King
Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his
Later, Jackson said he did not recall making the “acting like he’s
white” comment about Obama, stressing he only wanted to point out the
candidates had not seized on an opportunity to highlight the
disproportionate criminal punishments black youths too often face.
Does anyone smell a setup?
One wonders if Jackson’s breathless accusation of Obama “Acting White”
actually helps Obama win White Southern Male votes instead of losing
them in a general election because — one could argue, based on
Jackson’s claim — “while Obama’s skin is dark, he’s really White on
Is Jessee Jackson’s accusation a valid one expressed as a public
Or is Jackson cunningly helping promote Obama as a “safer” candidate by
separating him from the mainstream “Black” ghetto mentality and thus making him more palatable for White voters to swallow in the future?
Will White voters be more comfortable casting a vote for a Black Man who, according to Jesse Jackson, is really White Like Them?
it helpful or hurtful to Obama if Jesse Jackson publicly disowns him
and, in the process, frees Southern voters to, perhaps, see Obama as
“half Black, but not all that bad.”