A California Black activist and Muslim, Najee Ali [photo,left], calls Jesse Jackson [photo, right] almost every name in the book, and we should note that he does it without any of the crude language Jackson used in expressing displeasure with Barack Obama.
You'll recall that Jackson was caught on audio saying he'd like to cut Obama's nuts off for "talking down" to black people.
The main issue here, really, is fatherhood. Obama had addressed that theme a little while back as he spoke with an audience about the need for black men to step up and accept their responsibilities as providers for the little ones they have fathered.
Jackson claimed that that was talking down to black people.
But Ali says that of all people in the world to take the high ground on the question of fatherhood, Jackson is the lowest on the list.
Ali mentions knowing the child that Jackson fathered out of wedlock -- Ashley Laverne Jackson, now 10 - -- and Ali says further that Jackson has had nothing to do with the child and that he never invites
his daughter to family events that Jackson throws.
Ali also notes that Rev. Jackson's own son, Jesse Jackson, Jr., a Congressman, seems especially distant from Jackson and may have been the one to leak that the Reverend had fathered Ashley Laverne Jackson.
(Congressman Jackson has expressed an almost hostile displeasure at Jackson's comments regarding Obama.)
We can really only do justice to this literate diatribe by Ali against Jackson by allowing you to read it here.