So this is what Jackson means by "talking down to black people":
My appeal was for the moral content of his message to not only deal with the personal and moral responsibility of black males, but to deal with the collective moral responsibility of government and the public policy which would be a corrective action for the lack of good choices that often led to their irresponsibility.
And it doesn't? Jackson still bristles with the politics of resentment; Obama, like many others, has moved on. Anyway, enjoy:
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