The Best Jesse Jackson quotes

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When you think of successful entrepreneurs, who comes to mind? Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson? While those names are undoubtedly at the top of the list, there are many other trailblazers who have made their mark in business. One such individual is Jesse Jackson Jr., the founder of Jackson Electronics. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Jesse’s life and accomplishments.

Discover the most inspiring White, Dreams, Life, Vote, Black, America quotes from Jesse Jackson, and much more.


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About Jesse Jackson

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October 8, 1941

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University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University


I want to make America better! — Jesse Jackson

In many ways Africa subsidised America and Europe’s development. — Jesse Jackson

His foreparents came to America in immigrant ships. My foreparents came to America in slave ships. But whatever the original ships, we are both in the same boat tonight. — Jesse Jackson


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America needs young people to be inspired to choose sacrifice over greed. — Jesse Jackson

i want to make america better Jesse Jackson quote

Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today. — Jesse Jackson

America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth. — Jesse Jackson

America is not like a blanket–one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt–many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread. — Jesse Jackson


Life has its dimensions in the mysterious. — Jesse Jackson

Something solid, Something big beautiful and life–affirming has left this world. — Jesse Jackson

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So many bright stars, bright in life, burn out quickly. — Jesse Jackson

It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life. — Jesse Jackson

Many have fought for and even lost their lives to end segregation, to win the right to vote. It disappoints me to now have to cajole people to register and to vote. — Jesse Jackson

I was blessed to go abroad and bring Americans home from jail in Syria, and Iraq, and Cuba, and Yugoslavia, and Liberia, those are high moments of my life. — Jesse Jackson

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps… then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. — Jesse Jackson

something solid something big beautiful and life affirming has left this world Jesse Jackson quote

Peace is the alternative to war, and nonviolence should be seen as the antidote to violence, not simply as its opposite. Nonviolence is more concerned with saving life than with saving face. — Jesse Jackson

The passing of muhammad ali has made us all feel a little more alone in The world, something solid, something big beautiful and life–affirming has left this world. — Jesse Jackson

Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don’t know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics. — Jesse Jackson

The solution [to a crisis pregnancy] is not to kill the innocent baby but to deal with the mother’s values and her attitudes toward life. — Jesse Jackson

My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers. — Jesse Jackson

People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people’s home lives, domestic stuff. — Jesse Jackson


Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. — Jesse Jackson

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories. — Jesse Jackson

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. — Jesse Jackson

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams. — Jesse Jackson

our dreams must be stronger than our memories Jesse Jackson quote

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. — Jesse Jackson


What’s good for Blacks is good for all of America. — Jesse Jackson

The liberation of Blacks is not for Blacks only. — Jesse Jackson

If you think black people have a motivation problem, open up a Wal–Mart and advertise a thousand jobs. Watch 5,000 people show up. — Jesse Jackson

Black and Jewish leaders have been a coalition of conscience. — Jesse Jackson

what s good for blacks is good for all of america Jesse Jackson quote

The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed. — Jesse Jackson

Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf. — Jesse Jackson

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You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man. — Jesse Jackson

When blacks are unemployed, they are considered lazy and apathetic. When whites are unemployed, it’s considered a depression. — Jesse Jackson

When Blacks got the right to vote, white women got the right to sit on juries. — Jesse Jackson

the liberation of blacks is not for blacks only Jesse Jackson quote

If a black doctor discovers a cure for cancer, ain’t no hospital going to lock him out. — Jesse Jackson

I have worked hard to build relationships between Jewish people and black people. — Jesse Jackson

There are clear patterns of discrimination against Blacks and Latinos. The big banks targeted Blacks and Latinos with toxic packages of subprime predatory lending. — Jesse Jackson

Black men of integrity cannot make a deal with a politician and leave out the poor of the nation, all God’s children. — Jesse Jackson

Our flag is read, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbown–red, yellow, brown, black and white–and we’re all precious in God’s sight. — Jesse Jackson

black and jewish leaders have been a coalition of conscience Jesse Jackson quote

See, Barack been, um, talking down to black people on this faith–based… I want to cut his nuts off. Barack, he’s talking down to black people. — Jesse Jackson

Abortion is black genocide…What happens to the mind of a person and the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? — Jesse Jackson

Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk. — Jesse Jackson

Workers, black and white, need some kind of international affirmative action to protect them from unfair competition with unorganized or slave labor abroad and unfair competition with robots at home. — Jesse Jackson

The wiping out of millions of homes took away Black and Brown wealth. It drove poverty, it drove unemployment, it drove people to food stamps. — Jesse Jackson

you can t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man Jesse Jackson quote


If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote. — Jesse Jackson

If you wear a hoodie but aren’t registered to vote, you got the symbolism but missed the substance. — Jesse Jackson

The crown jewel of Dr. King`s movement was to protect the right to vote for all citizens. — Jesse Jackson

It is crucial to have inspiring leaders who deliver on their promises. Cynicism has run deep, because many people think their vote does not matter or do vote and nothing happens. — Jesse Jackson

The only justification we have to look down on someone is because we are about to pick him up. — Jesse Jackson

if the states had to vote on slavery we would have lost the vote Jesse Jackson quote


If I were a white candidate, I’d have won the Democratic nomination. — Jesse Jackson

When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote. — Jesse Jackson

When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; When the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression. — Jesse Jackson

The white Christian church never raised to the heights of Christ. It stayed within the limit of culture. — Jesse Jackson

You know, people’d always ask ‘Why is Jesse Jackson running for the White House?’ They never seen the house I’m running from. — Jesse Jackson

if i were a white candidate i d have won the democratic nomination Jesse Jackson quote

If whites would vote their economic interests, not their racial fears, we the people who have the most need for change have the power to bring about that change nonviolently. — Jesse Jackson

JESSE JACKSON Quotes Take Away

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