Some prominent African Americans continue to paint a dismal picture of race relations in the United States because its a cash cow for them, according to Kevin Jackson, author of "The BIG Black Lie: How I Learned The Truth About The Democrat Party."
"We have the most iconic blacks, we have the largest black middle class, the largest number of black millionaires per capita, the largest number of black billionaires, the largest number of blacks first in the world," Jackson told Ron Christie, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show," on Newsmax TV.
"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."
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He pointed to the Rev. Jesse Jackson as one such culprit and said President Barack Obama also has culpability.
"[Jesse Jackson] thought Barack Obama was going to end the idea of racism, that his presidency was going to be a bad thing,” Jackson said.
"He was mad that he didn't get to do it so he could continue being a racist and he figured Barack Obama's going to embrace this whole black-white cultural thing.
"And when he found out that he didn't, Jesse went, holy cow, Operation Core, we're still in business. In fact, we're in better business than we were before because this guy is not going to say one single thing to thwart the idea that America is not a racist country because there's too much money in it."
Jackson said African Americans across the nation should embrace the strides made towards civil rights in the past 50 years since Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.
"Blacks should be taking a victory lap and shutting down the thuggery that goes on in the black community," he said.
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