Jesse Jackson Rejects Race Report, Calls Britain 'Mother of Racism'

Jesse Jackson Rejects Race Report, Calls Britain 'Mother of Racism'

Reverend Jesse Jackson dismissed the results of a British study on diversity, saying the country has a “pattern of racism.”

Influential writer and civil rights advocate Reverend Jesse Jackson contested the findings of a study by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, created by Boris Johnson in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. The commission, led by Chairman Dr. Tony Sewell, found that though there was a “reluctance to acknowledge that the UK had become open and fairer,” Britain was not “deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities.”

Reverend Jackson disagrees. In an interview with Times Radio, Jackson called Britain the “mother of racism” and said the country “has a certain responsibility to face up to racism and change it.” The British Empire’s role in the slave trade, Jackson said, means the U.K. “owns racism and people know it.”

Asked whether he considered the royal family racist,

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