Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson's Comments Are "More Offensive" Than Rosa Parks Incident

December 26, 2013 5:20 PM

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Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson's Comments Are "More Offensive" Than Rosa Parks Incident

Robertson has gotten flack from LGBT groups over anti-gay remarks he made in the profile, but Jackson's issue is with Robertson's statement that blacks were perfectly happy before the Civil Rights movement. Jackson says the comment is "more offensive" than a bus driver ordering Parks to give up her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955.

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law," Jackson said in a statement released Dec. 23, as reported by ABC News. "Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seem...

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