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Jesse Jackson: 'We Know There Is Different Treatment' for Black People in America

Jesse Jackson: 'We Know There Is Different Treatment' for Black People in America

Reverend Jesse Jackson stated that “we know there is different treatment among blacks in the country,” when asked whether he thought the treatment of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was due to race on Tuesday. 

Previously, he said “it seems the way we treated the Americans in Georgia, and the American in Nebraska is different than the way we treated a victim here in Dallas.”

Later, when asked whether he thought racism was a factor by WFAA reporter David Schechter, he responded “I don’t want to say that, only because, I don’t want to say only because that’s a headline…whether you are white in Atlanta or whether you are white in Nebraska or black in Dallas, we know there is different treatment among blacks in the country.”

He also offered some praise of the hospital officials “I think they’ve done a marvelous recovery, and we want to embrace the hospital staff and work with them on his recovery,” but Schechter added that Jackson stated he “remains concerned that Duncan was sent home from the hospital the first time he came in for help.”

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