Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jesse Jackson says Obama 'acting like he's white'

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Jena_map The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for "acting like he's white" when it comes to the case of six young blacks who were charged with crimes in Jena, La., according to The (Charleston, S.C.) State.

Obama, a Democratic presidential candidate, issued what the civil rights leader describes as a tepid response to the case, The State reports. “If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson tells  the paper after giving a speech in Columbia.

“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” Jackson adds.

He told the paper he didn't recall making the "acting like he's white" comment about his fellow Illinoisan.

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