Jesse Jackson is acting like he's relevant

I don't know all the facts about the Jena 6 case, and it doesn't look like I'm going to get it sorted out reading news story after news story either.  It looks like they got the shaft, for sure, and I know full well that justice is rarely what the justice system produces.  I wish them well.

What I do know is that if Jesse Jackson had a shred of dignity he would have retired before saying this:

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.

What the fuck does that mean?  Does that mean that whites don't care about race issues?  Other presidential candidates have already given statements about the Jena 6--Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, both white.  Maybe Jackson dismissed their statements for that reason.

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