Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist, minister and politician. Though he is often outspoken on issues plaguing the Black community, most recently his support and presence has not been felt in Ferguson.
On Aug. 21 a video of Jackson and a Ferguson protester surfaced on YouTube. In the video you can hear a man question whether or not Jackson has been marching for Mike Brown. The resident, who is without a doubt irate, continues to antagonize Jackson by then asking if the activist will help fund the bail of Ramsey Orta, the young man arrested for taping the fatal chokehold between the NYPD and Eric Garner.
As the video continues, you can hear an additional male voice saying, “Are you marching today with us, or you just going to sit in the car?”
The first protester chimes in and say, “When you going to stop selling us out, Jesse?”
Despite what the protesters may feel, Jackson alongside Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, the families of Trayvon Martin and Sean bell as well as countless others attended Mike Brown’s funeral on Monday.
For approximately one-minute, Ferguson protesters attempt to arouse a reaction out of Jackson. Check out the video below.