Unbelievable. Then again, maybe it IS believable.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night injected race into the national debate on health care, saying any black lawmaker who votes against President Obama’s sweeping overhaul isn’t really black, the Hill newspaper reported.
“We even have blacks voting against the health care bill,” Jackson reportedly said at a Congressional Black Caucus reception Wednesday night honoring the 25th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s run for president.
“You can’t vote against health care and call yourself a black man,” the Hill reported him saying.
What an ass.
And on a second note:
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.