Conservative author: Oprah and Tiger Woods are rich so all other blacks should ‘shut up’

By David Edwards
Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:50 EDT
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Kevin Jackson speaks to the National Press Club (YouTube)
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A conservative author this week called on African-Americans to “shut up” and stop complaining about racism because the U.S. had more rich black people per capita than any country in the world.

“When you look at the Trayvon Martins and these kids that just killed this Australian guy for no reason, these knockout gangs and people that have been raised to hate white people,” African-American author Kevin Jackson told Newsmax’s Ron Christie on Wednesday. “Essentially slapping other blacks in the face who have paved the way and have built a country that has created iconic black figures, people who are known worldwide.”

“Go to anywhere in the world and say Muhammad Ali, say Tiger Woods, say Oprah Winfrey, say Michael Jordan,” he continued. “We have the most iconic blacks. We have the largest black middle class, the largest black number of black millionaires per capita, the largest number of black billionaires, the largest number of black firsts in the world!”

“And yet, you can’t get black people to shut up and just enjoy being a part of the greatest country that has allowed that to happen!”

Christie reflected on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington and wondered why African-Americans “wouldn’t want to take a victory lap” instead of “race mongering.”

“Blacks should be taking a victory lap and shutting down the thuggery that goes on in the black community, and essentially changing the tide of that,” Jackson agreed. “Because had we been left to our own devices and not had the experimentation of the Raw Deal and the Ingrate Society thrust upon us, we would be, per capita, leading the number of CEOs that are in the Fortune 500.”

Watch the video below from Newsmax, broadcast Sept. 4, 2013.

[Photo credit: YouTube/National Press Club]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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