Rev. Jesse Jackson Booed Off Stage After Asking For Donations During Ferguson Protest

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

An attempt to solicit revenue for his church, Rev. Jesse Jackson received a strong rebuke. Though this happened last year, it is worth revisiting again.

While attending a protest rally organized by those voicing grievances against police misconduct and racial discrimination, the Rev. Jackson seized upon the moment to ask the crowd for $100.00 donations. Social media and even attendees of the event were vocal in the notion that the Reverend was abusing the moment for his personal, or rather it seems his organization’s, financial gain.

The immediate fallout was the crowd’s booing, followed by his removal from the stage, and then being ran out of the area by demonstrators angered by his request.

In one of the many tweets that followed included an expression of contempt from one of the attendees.


Others soon followed.  Here is a sample of a two more:


tackson-tweet-3One must really look at the gall of such an action regardless of the side of any particular issue one takes.  It only serves to strengthen the conviction of Rev. Jackson’s detractors of what his true goals really are, and that he is more of an opportunist than an example of promoting the greater good for all individuals.

Now a year later, we might need to reassess again what those goals truly are.

By Darren Smith


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24 thoughts on “Rev. Jesse Jackson Booed Off Stage After Asking For Donations During Ferguson Protest”

  1. Eric Draven/The Crow,

    Are Jessie Jackson and Bill Cosby racists? Jackson used the n-word regarding Obama and Cosby accused “whites” of creating AIDS and raping Tawana Brawley, for example. Seriously? Did Cosby show race as a factor in his choice of alleged victims? What was THAT all about?

    Is discrimination the first step of freedom? Is racism discrimination? Is racism, ergo, freedom?

    Is affirmative action NOT racism? I mean you are compelled to disclose your race on forms. Sounds a lot like racism to me.

    When does the government choose our wives, our neighborhoods and our workplaces for us to preclude racism, discrimination and freedom?

    Oh yeah. Since Karl Marx. That’s when.

    You’ve got a good grasp on that concept of freedom, huh?

    Carry on, comrade.

    P.S. Could it be that you are racist?

  2. Reply to mark who questioned the author’s motivation: some of us are similarly curious about MSM motives, which daily mention the alleged “holocaust,” seventy years later.

    Bolsheviks, largely Jewish, tortured and killed about 30M+ in Russia and other nations. It’s also curious that the alleged 6M dead Jews always get more press.

  3. Oh Max Max. . . Wouldn’t you just be so giggly if we had the same attitude about the Hillary email scandal! She might be the democratic nominee for president and the one answering that 3 am call. lol Thank goodness for determination and revisits. lol

  4. “Though this happened last year, it is worth revisiting again.”
    = = =
    Because vultures enjoy a good meaty snack, even if it’s a year old rotten corpse of a story…

  5. Jesse Jackson is a tool…and a dull one at that…a has been, an anachronism…if stupidity were a virtue, Rev. Jackson would be a saint…

  6. Mark, every writer has some opinion or motivation as you call. Some will accept and others reject the whole story. Jackson and Sharpton are perhaps following the principle of mosquitoes. They breed well in stagnant dirty water and these guys thrive on donations from do nothing entitled fellow Americans. Surprisingly not a single so called black leader came out to condemn the shooting death of a nine year old girl doing her home work in her bed room.

  7. Just wondering…what prompted you to write this article about something that happened a year ago? Slow news weekend? Lazy journalism? Time constraints due to Labor Day picnic you must not only attend, but make the potato salad? Race baiting…anti-race baiting? Is there some great legal argument to be made?
    Or just pure disdain and hatred? I’m not a big fan of above mentioned folks, but I am curious as to the author’s motivation.

    1. mark – I did not see this in the MSM so I can never get enough bad stories about Jesse Jackson, Jr.

  8. Well, at least the protesters showed some taste. I wouldn’t have let him speak to begin with.

  9. Time for some repentance. Of course, that can be spun into dog and pony shows to raise money. Just passing the hat around boss, passing the hat around.

  10. It’s about time the skin merchants of DC got booed off the stage! Next should be Obama, the head skin merchant of DC.

    “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs….There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”
    — Booker T. Washington

  11. Jackson is a racial pimp. He thought the crowd were his “ho’s.” They let him know they are not. The BLM movement, an anti-cop, not pro black group, was founded in Ferguson on a “hands up, don’t shoot” lie. Their “hero” was a thug. Jackson was just trying to get some cash out of the lie. A pimp gotta eat!

  12. BitchinDog

    I do believe that UMSL–the University of Missouri-St. Louis–is has a campus that is located in the St. Louis municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy, not Ferguson.

  13. I can’t believe he’s already run out of donation money to pay for his love child.

  14. Thank you for publishing this article. I wish BarkinDog was here. He has insights into Ferguson. He is out in the ocean somewhere headed to Bermuda. The other real slug in the story is Al Sharpton. BarkinDog calls him Al Sharptongue.
    In the future the name “Ferguson” will have another dimension from the defamation thrown upon it by Jesse, Al and the media. What will come about is a revulsion against the con men like Jessie and Al and all this “woe me for being a minority”. The media never mentions that there is one large university, one community college, and a huge industrial factory and world headquarters all within Ferguson. ie. University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Florissant Valley Community College and Emerson Electric. BarkinDog visited there last year with his half blind guy for whom BarkinDog is the legal guide dog. In a prior life, BarkinDog lived in Ferguson as a human. He can recall a lot.

    When President Obama sang the song Amazing Grace at that funeral in Charleston he evoked some things about justice and injustice when the people take a good hard look. Jessie and Al will go to hell in a handbasket and probably collect donations on the way down. I think that Obama would agree with me.

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