Jesse Jackson: 'Plantation' comments insult black voters

I agree that the the reference to the 'plantation' was a little over the top. It seems to be open season on talking down to people of color. Has anyone ever said to the Jewish community that they are 'brainwashed' for voting their interest? Has any one ever referred to their beliefs as being related to 'concentration camps'? Of course not, and they never will. These pundits and politicians need to be held to a higher standard. Enough is enough!!!

Black voters have not been “brainwashed,” and suggesting as much — as Herman Cain and Pat Buchanan have recently — is demeaning and derogatory, Jesse Jackson said Friday.

“Those are very strong words,” the veteran civil rights activist told POLITICO. “It’s both demeaning and insulting.”

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and a Republican presidential candidate, on Wednesday told CNN that black voters have been “brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.”

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