In this week’s “Politicians Say The Darnedest Things”, Bishop E.W. Jackson Jr., the Republican nominee for Virginia Lt. Governor, suggested that African Americans’ sexuality is to blame for urban violence. Jackson appeared on the Washington-area conservation station WMAL, and assailed the fixation on race as a factor in the death of Trayvon Martin after a 2012 altercation with Zimmerman in Florida. Jackson also blasted President Obama for releasing his Zimmerman statement, which he said racialized the trial.

When asked his prescription for ending black violence if elected lieutenant governor, Jackson offered this response:

“I think we have got to stop balkanizing ourselves and racializing ourselves and first of all start thinking of ourselves as Americans. See these problems as American problems, not as black problems or white problems, but American problems and come together and work on them,” he said.

“I certainly intend to go into these communities where at risk youth are — I’ve been doing it all my life in ministry — and talk to them about the need for being married before you bear children, “he added. “Stop treating your bodies as sexual objects. For men, to stay in the home and raise the children that they father. But this is not a short-term, wave your wand solution. We can’t solve this overnight. But we’ve got to begin to rebuild the family because in my view, that’s where the problem really lies.”

Hey, African-Americans, just be American and everything will be alright. While you’re at it, stop being so damn sexy and maybe you won’t get killed (sarcasm).

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  • Pepper

    There has been some crazy shigady (rhetoric) coming out in the news lately….and this mess is definitely one of them. Has the world gone Mad?? His comment about sexuality sounds like something Ted Nugent, or Pat Robertson would say

  • Lyssa

    if I roll my eyes like I want to, I might harm myself medically. So here is a dry LOL and business as usual, disregarding racngroes all around.

  • Pepper

    Bottom line is that those who really need to hear his message don’t frequent this blog, or any other blog, don’t watch the news, read newspapers, or think about anything of cultural value. So he’s pretty much preaching to the choir. People make choices, and Intelligent Black people already know that it’s really not a good idea to have kids out of wedlock, that families with a husband, and wife, mother, and father in the home are more conducive to someone doing well in life. And NO I’m not saying women can’t raise kids on their own. Anyone can make one (1) mistake but some people have 2, 3, and 4 kids; and that’s ridiculous when birth control, vasectomies, and tubal-ligations are available. As for his comment that that black people should tone down their sexuality…..well that’s just flat out insulting.