Jesse Jackson Calls for Mass Protest Against Detroit’s Emergency Financial Manager

Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, March 22, 2013

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a mass, nonviolent protest in Detroit against the new emergency financial manager at a rally this morning at city hall.

The activists alongside Jackson pledged to file a lawsuit next week challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new emergency manager law, which takes effect Thursday and grants broad powers to the incoming emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr.

Jackson, who was joined by Detroit Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, Congressman John Conyers and a union representative, also called on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene to protect Detroiters’ right to vote.

Gov. Rick Snyder last week chose Orr, a Washington, D.C., bankruptcy lawyer, to be Detroit’s emergency financial manager. Critics have said Orr’s appointment takes away residents’ right to elect their leaders.

“We marched too long and bled too much and died too young for the right to vote to have a governor, whether it’s Gov. Snyder or Wallace or whoever … to take away the impact of our vote,” he said.

Jackson warned an audience of about 100 people that the emergency financial manager’s arrival eventually could force Detroiters from their homes. He described a scenario in which rich people buy up acres of neighborhoods, turn them into vacant lots and sell off the property.


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  • Pelagian

    Didnt know the Wallace bogeyman was still useful. Now I don’t feel so old!

    • Glickstein44

      Wallace was no bogeyman,he was a player and a apologist. In order to win races he ran with whatever was more fashionable at the time. In the 1958 Democratic gubernatorial election he was endorsed by none other than the NAACP while his opponent Patterson ran with the support of the KKK. Wallace lost the election to Patterson. His aide Seymore is quoted as saying that Wallace commented,”Seymore,you know why i lost that governor’s race?…I was outniggered by John Patterson and i tell you here and now,i will never be outniggered again.”
      In 62 he adopted a hard-line segregationist stance and used the stance to court the White vote and won.
      However,in 72 while running as a democrat for president he announced he no longer supported segrgation and had always been a moderate on racial matters.
      He also gave his support for Jimmy Carter during his run for the presidency.

      He forgave his shooter Arthur Bremer .
      Why Southerners still hold this man in such high regard is a mystery to me.

  • Tom Iron

    This is interesting. Jackson gets to protest even when it’s a black guy who was chosen to be the manager.

  • I_Love_White_People

    Let ’em burn Detroit to the ground. That’ll teach YT.

  • Nathanwartooth

    So why not give them what they want?

    Just let the city go into bankruptcy and let all government services stop.

    But that isn’t what they want. They want the federal government to give them money for infinity to support the city. Just more welfare.

    • sbuffalonative

      Exactly. The best way to destroy the black man is to give him what he wants.
      Let them have the city and let them run it the way the want. Nature will take it’s course.

      • Melanie

        Except that they still want whites to be the cash cow, slave, whatever, while they “run it the way they want”. That just means they call the shots, whites foot the bill. Same as it ever was.

        • sbuffalonative

          Yes, I know that’s always the problem. That’s why we need to make it clear to them if they want to run the city, they are responsible for how they fund the city.
          Of course it’s a pipe dream. You can’t work with these people. Leave them alone, they complain they’re being ignored (because of racism). Try to help them and you’re medaling in their affairs (because of racism). It’s always lose-lose when it comes to black.
          But maybe this time we should stand tough. If they want to run their city their way, make it clear they are responsible. No handouts, no bailouts.

    • Hugo

      The important thing is not to give them any money.

    • Xerxes22

      The don’t want a financial manager because that means audits of all the departments. When they discover all of the corruption, they will be handing out indictments like Halloween candy. The whole city council may be going to prison.

      • Nathanwartooth

        I never thought of this but you are right.

    • evilsandmich

      Whoever was dumb enough to lend money to Detroit deserves to lose it; whatever government union thought that Detroit could make good on it’s promises deserves to have it’s contract nullified.

  • jay11

    But Jesse must be right, that black leadership is so valuable to us! We should only have black presidents and leaders from now on! They are smarter, braver and more capable than any white person ever has been! How do I know this? I just saw the trailer for Olympus has Fallen! A black man (Morgan Freeman) was made president when the hapless white president was taken hostage, and together with his black female assistant, they guide the white secret service agent to victory.

    Before that I saw a trailer for the upcoming movie The Colony about a future frozen earth, and the main colony is led by a – get this – black guy! (? Fishburn, I think is his name). Of course most white guys are presented as shifty and weak in the film from what I could see. Previously in Deep Impact another black president saved the world and Denzel Washington is always saving some white person or another. Even Thor needed the actions of a black gatekeeper god to allow him to defeat loki! In the Day after Tomorrow the black scientist saves the day and on we go. If Detroit is in ruins, it must be whitey’s fault!

    Even Asians are getting in on the bash white male bandwagon. The other day I saw a Toyota commercial in which a nerdy white dude was dressed down by a suave asian man who could hardly believe how pathetic the white dude was. It seems we need non-whites to save us, and our cities too!

    • Bull Connor

      I just witnessed the rotund Ms. Watson ranting about the situation on nbc. Yep, she said it. It’s racism. Cleared everything right up.

    • The__Bobster

      Oh damn, I was going to see this movie instead of the Bantu President action movie coming out later this summer. Now I find out that the usual supect becomes President too??!!

      Hey, media elites, there WAS a time when Whites were President, or didn’t you hear that?

      • FourFooted_Messiah

        Do NOT see “2012” (the one by the same dude who did “Day After Tomorrow” without a barf bag, then.

        Not only is it very bad right from the get-go, guess where the survivors go? Africa. And of course the blacks who are told that Africa somehow raised itself a thousand feet (and so avoided flooding) and magically didn’t have its volcanoes go off, or its ground go to soup, are beaming, and nodding like dogs presented with bacon.

        If decent monitors weren’t so expensive, I’d have chucked mine off the balcony after seeing that.

        Movies like this are why piracy exists.

        It’s also why I don’t own a TV, won’t pay for cable, and prefer to play video games for entertainment instead.

    • sbuffalonative

      What would helpless, cowering white men in movies do without strong, competent, all-knowing black men? If only real life was like a Hollywood movie.

  • MekongDelta69

    The ultimate irony. The premiere race hustler (along with Sharpton), railing against some leftist whites and their delusional plan to try to save DIE-Troit and the low IQ blacks who live in a city resembling Zimbabwe NOT wanting any help. They’d rather live in 4th world conditions, just so they can moan and whine and bitch and complain that they’re being ‘oppressed’ by ‘The Man.’ What pathetic lives these people live.

    Meanwhile Hi-Jackson returns, as always, to his upscale mansion at night, reveling in the fact that he is idolized by people with even less intelligence than he has, looks in the mirror and laughs at how easy it’s been for him to ‘get over’ all these decades.

    • MBlanc46

      Leftist whites? Rick Snyder a leftist?

      • Granted, he’s not an MSNBC host. But he’s not exactly one of us, either. He’s basically a clueless big business establishment RINO type who loves open borders.

        And also…I preferred Mike Cox in that primary. (Former state AG who endorsed the anti-affirmative action ballot measure in 2006). And now that a Senate seat is opening up in Michigan, I prefer Mike Cox for that — Reason I say that and hope he runs is because people are going buzz buzz over Justin Amash. Except I’m not so hot about him now, because of what we just went through with Rand Paul, and Amash is an open Ron/Rand Paul-ite. Which means he’s probably open borders and amnesty all the way, or if he’s not now, he’ll be compromised (either externally compromised or internally compromised) into taking that position.

        Meanwhile, if Mike Cox has enough implicit racial courage to stand up to blacks and say no to affirmative action, he’ll probably maintain most of the right positions on immigration.

  • Triarius

    Let Detroit rot. As somone in the suburbs (for now) I can at least be proud of the fact that the “suburbanites” (white people) don’t care and feel pretty much the same way that I do. Let them go Bankrupt.

    I wish I was relocating for work this month.

  • Rational Being

    More hot air, I see, from a veritable furnace of searing rhetoric. Perhaps the heat generated from his mouth has finally curled whatever brain cells are left in the head of the old fool. Whatever relevance he had in his days as “civil rights leader” evaporated long ago, and yet he intercedes in financial matters far beyond his ken, probably to prop up equally vacuous compadres metaphorically trained in the Third World dictatorship school of governance.

    One supposes that he and the the Mayor of Detroit could stand together speechifying about the unfairness of White America and generate enough lift to support a balloon almost the size of the ego of either.

    • Djangotamer

      The key word being “almost”. These hustler opportunists have egos the size of Sol.

  • jackson the jackoff

    Wallace as in George? What an idiot Jackson is. When will they be cuting off his nuts?

  • bigone4u

    Follow the money. Jesse shows up anytime there is an opportunity to raise money for “the poor and downtrodden.” I’ll bet that in the churches this Sunday, they’ll be passing the plate around for Jesse and that the ignorant black churchgoers will dig deep. Maybe Jesse will also while he is there figure out how to wrangle some cash out of some of the companies left doing business in the hellhole that is Detroit.

    • You’re absolutely correct—Jackson is there to find a way to extort money or profit from the demise of Detroit….he doesn’t give a damned about the city…..or the people…

      Hmmm, come to think about it…..I don’t either…..

      • Felix_M

        “Jackson is there to find a way to extort money or profit from the demise of Detroit…”

        Don’t we normally call a person like this a “pimp”?

  • Oil Can Harry

    Jackson “described a scenario in which rich people buy up acres of neighborhoods, turn them into vacant lots and sell the property.”

    Sell to WHOM? Who would buy vacant lots in Detroit?

    Worst conspiracy theory ever.

    • NYB

      Financial speculators are our unelected rulers. They’re playing ‘Monopoly’ with our urban spaces.

      When they buy up “worthless property”, they then remove the undesirable blacks by Section 8 or by other incentives.

      As soon as the undesirable blacks are moved out, they redevelop the spaces and slap a high price tag on the whole thing. Build, demolish, rejuvenate.

      • Melanie

        Yeah, they give them vouchers to go live amongst the law-abiding, productive whites who fled the black undertow in the first place.

      • Oil Can Harry

        I just can’t see how anyone can “slap a high price tag” on a vacant lot in the wilds of deepest, darkest Detroit.

        I mean this is a place where in recent years some of the houses have sold for $1,000.

        • Young Werther

          When it was run by white people it was one of the greatest cities in America…in the world at the time…odd how that turned out, huh?

      • Young Werther

        That was the idea behind the tearing down of the Robert Taylor Projects in Chicago…the problem still exists, but the wealthy got what they wanted where they wanted it. But, Detroit? Too far gone unless the blacks wake up one day and create a nice cozy little place out of total chaos…have they ever done that before? Sad isn’t it. Many peope past and present think it is siimply beyond their group ability. After so very long it appears this is sadly the case. The white man and woman might ought to accept what is obvious and do it as gracefully as possible…many have reminded us that they have always had to take care of the negro…many more believe they always will. Perhaps the whites should begin to think of seriously …just totally taking over again. I wonder sometimes, what else could possibly make sense…

        • Tom Iron

          I’m doing some reading on the “Reconstruction” period down South after the Civil War. Supreme court justice Salmon Chase and Gn. Carl Shurz took trips down south very shortly after the war and they found that the one thing everybody they talked to agreed upon was that the negro/freedmen should never be allowed to vote. That’s confederate southerner, unionist southerner and in New Orleans, the mullato Creoles.

          • Young Werther

            ha ha Southern folk didn’t want Yankees to vote

  • purestocles

    What’s with the “The” before Reverend Jesse Jackson? As though there may be other impostors to confuse him with. I mean, how many guys are out there running around pretending to be Jesse Jackson anyway?

    Oh well, at least we don’t have to call him The VERY Reverend….. For now anyway.

    • Alexandra

      Forget “reverend,” I refer to him as Jesse Jackass.

  • libertarian 1234

    “The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a mass, nonviolent protest in Detroit against the new emergency financial manager at a rally this morning at city hall.”

    Too bad they don’t have the guts to riot, because mass protests will get them nothing.

    White, self-appointed elites don’t even look twice at peaceful protests. It takes violent action to get their attention, the kind that threatens their assets, positions and power.

    That’s why they push YT around so much. They know he isn’t going to do anything violent, so they ignore his outrages and demands.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Birmingham wasn’t broke when Wallace was “standing in the doorway”.

    “Jackson warned an audience of about 100 people that the emergency financial manager’s arrival eventually could force Detroiters from their homes. He described a scenario in which rich people buy up acres of neighborhoods, turn them into vacant lots and sell off the property. “Detroit cannot be reduced to a rummage sale,” Jackson said.”

    Hiroshima & Dresden had to start somewhere after 1945 and I bet both are far more liveable than Detroit.

  • Jackson, who was joined by Detroit Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, Congressman John Conyers and a union representative, also called on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene to protect Detroiters’ right to vote.

    How can the U.S. Department of Justice step in to protect Detroiters’ right to vote when nothing has been done to take their right to vote away?

    Let them burn incite riots and watch Detroit burn

    • The__Bobster

      Banjo Eyes is there to protect their right to vote numerous times.

  • Luca

    C’mon, Jesse what a lame effort. It is amazing he didn’t refer to this as being identical to modern day slavery, no mention of Emmett Till, the KKK or Jim Crow. Not even a chorus of “We Shall Overcome” or “Swing Low Sweet Chariot?”

    Apparently even he is getting tired of the broken record or they simply haven’t paid him top dollar for his cheap race-hustler theatrics.

  • gregCall

    I say fine let them have complete control of Detroit, just stop all emergency funding from the state and let them show us how well they do without the financial support of the evil white man.

    There are plenty of examples all over the world of how that would work, can we all say Haiti.

    • tjs3023

      Or Liberia.

    • Alexandra

      Maybe they should take down that bridge at Eight Mile and Woodward after all…so Detroit can be walled off.
      (My mother told me there was a fight about that…some wanted the bridge down when without that bridge on Woodward that crosses Eight Mile, there were more accidents.)

  • mike

    Blacks won’t tolerate it? Oh yes they will. You see Jesse Jackson even as stupid as you are the facts are that when the money runs out the jig is up. You will lump it and love it because there is no other option avaialble. Whites are not going to just hand out the money to you fools any longer without a say. Don’t like it, well riot and burn your own houses down, who cares. I am SICK of you whining losers.

  • Felix_M

    C’mon, Detroiters. Burn it down. Burn it all down. You know you want to.

    • Young Werther

      Dang…then taxpayers will have to pay re-location and new housing costs again. Some believe if former slaves had been given that *forty acres and a mule* program then the Reparations Action could have been avoided. It is apparent Reparations can never end.

      • Triarius

        Can we relocate them to Liberia?

      • Sue

        Don’t kid yourself, reparations really kicked in after WWII. All Europeans lost from then on,

      • Fed Up

        Wrong! The Blacks would have raped that poor mule half to death!

    • Tom Iron

      It may be at the point of the Bronx years ago when there wasn’t anything left to burn.

  • IKantunderstand

    I’ve got news for you Mr. Jackson, you don’t need to be rich to buy property in Detroit, five hundred bucks is all it takes. But, I guess if you have been nothing but a lazy welfare Negro all your life, having five hundred bucks, makes you “rich”. Oh, and the reason rich people are rich, is because they know when to buy. Nobody is buying property in Detroit right now. There’s no one dumb enough to buy, and make the whole endeavor worthwhile. If you truly cared about your fellow Blacks, you would support an EM for Detroit, then, perhaps some people would invest in Detroit, and the current Black landowners, would see an appreciation in value. But, being a typical liberal, despite all that you say, you are only concerned about you. Change your name to Reverend Butt Naked, seriously, it fits.

    • purestocles

      Strange isn’t it. If you count all the vouchers that are available to a poor person who will live in Detroit, then they are essentially BEING PAID to live there. And yet white’s still won’t, because some factor not captured by simple market theory acts to “make the endeavor [not] worthwhile”. What could that be?

  • guest

    Wow, I agree with Jesse Jackson! I would love to see mass protests and resistance in Detroit.

  • brengunn

    Italy and Greece have both had non elected officials or ‘technocrats’ come in to run their countries in recent years, for similar reasons to Detroit. The only other option is to withdraw central spending and let them fail. Simply spending more money is not an option as it fixes no problems. I have no idea which is the better course of action but both are painful. Probably best to try an emergency manager as it’s the least severe choice.

    What would a Detroit devoid of government spending look like? It’s pretty bad as is, I can’t imagine Washington letting it turn into a Haiti style disaster.

  • Dave4088

    Perhaps if the black race were capable of governing and managing budgets they wouldn’t be in this position. As it is they can’t even manage a watermelon stand let alone a city of any size .

  • MBlanc46

    Blacks love to have marches. They’ll pray and sing “We Shall Overcome”. Then it will be back to business (if that’s the right word) as usual in the ghetto.

  • Detroilet Pundit

    Detroit refuses White technology and clever never will sever.

  • dj2

    I don’t sympathize with race hustlers, but it’s not as if an emergency manager or anybody else can “save” Detroit if that means turning it into a solvent, functional city.

    This means that the whole charade is a farce…not just Jackson’s meaningless protests, but also the bureaucratic machinations of the Michigan government which set him off in the first place.

    It’s all debt swaps, shuffling chairs on the Titanic.

    Prescient people have known this for decades. I’m in my early 30s and am only now starting to get it, thanks to experience and the sharing of information the net.

  • SargeInCharge

    I encourage this mass protest. I want more whites to see that blacks envision themselves as a separate sovereign nation within America. Except blacks still want federal, state, county, and whatever funds they can get their hands on.

  • a multiracial individual

    Where does Jesse Jackson live? Does he live around all those evil white people he hates?

    • StillModerated

      He used to live in LeDroit Park, a neighborhood of well-built old houses at 6th and Florida NW Washington DC. However, I think he sold it.

  • johnnydents

    I hope they riot and burn Detroit to the ground! The media will have to cover it, spinning it of course. All the while waking up even more of our people! Win Win

  • flying tiger

    Instead of going on these mindless crusades of his, if Jesse had just stayed home with his son, Junior would not be in prison today. Let others take care of Detroit, you should take care of his family.

  • shmo123

    I think Jessie is brain damaged, but I have a solution. There use to be an Indian guy in south Florida who offered brain repair services (I’m not making this up). I think Jessie should look him up and see if he’s still in business. Might benefit them both.

  • anonymous

    Blacks have a history of playing the race card whenever they’re caught thieving. I’m guessing that the real reason these black leaders in Detroit don’t want an outside emergency financial manager is because an external audit is likely to turn up all sorts of embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, criminal incompetence and corruption on a grand scale. As for Jackson, he’s a publicity hound, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he’s getting a kickback of some kind or has financial interests in Detroit. With characters like Jackson and the Detroit city council, it’s all about the money.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Chinese and (of course) Jews are eager to buy up land in Detroit because they love deep snow every winter and Florida-style humidity with ravenous biting insects in the summers.

    I would love to move my family there so we could experience the wonderous glories of industrial polychlorinated biphenyls in the water table. That’s where PCBs wind up, after all. I could fish Chinese carp and sea lampreys out of the lake so we could receive toxic heavy metals in our diet as well as agricultural runoff, while drinking and cooking with “treated” water that everyone upstream has already urinated in and showered with.

    Fight for your land, Detroiters! Whitey be comin to takes it fom ya, gnome sayin?

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Well, you pretty much hit the water quality on the head.

      It took zebra mussels to deal with the chemicals.

      Being from Windsor, people wonder why I still won’t touch plain water for something to drink.

  • Frank

    What does any of this have to do with voting?

  • This Jackson is a true jackass. Remember his poeple built america.

  • flypay

    Unfortunately, If they physically destroy Detroit, they will move on to other communities and eventually destroy them. Kind of like crabgrass. If you dont do something about it when it starts, it will eventually take over your lawn and destroy it.

  • Look Dear WN’s: The problems in Detroit started in the late 1950’s under WHITE leadership. That was through policies of corruption with chasing away businesses. By the time black leadership took “control” in the mid 1970’s, Detroit was already on the decline. True, Detroit did have bad Black Leaders such as the late Coleman Young, then that crook, who had the hormones of an overactive teenager, Kwame Kilpatrick. But between those two buffoons, there was an excellent mayor in Dennis Archer. He solved the deficit in Detroit when he was Mayor from 1994-2002. He created 10,000 jobs and built up the river/lakefronts. He,also, improved garbage pickup plus public transportation. Next, today’s Mayor, former basketball hall of famer, David Bing, is too doing a good job. Thus, you “superior and civic minded” individuals need to look at the complete story before being judgemental. Farewell for now!!

  • Fed Up

    Jesse Jackson might reflect on WHY every city with a large black population has degenerated into a cesspool. The speed of the degeneration being commensurate with the increase of that city’s Black population growth.