Rev. Jesse Jackson on Mind Soul & Spirit
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. In commemoration of this historic event, Christopher Heron, host of Mind Soul & Spirit, conducted an interview with Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Rev Jackson speaks of his love for gospel music (he grew up with Aretha Franklin). Christopher asks him to contrast today’s “State of America” with that of the past. Rev Jackson speaks of the humiliation of racism, the current “tug of war for the soul of America”, the dangers of “spending more money on militarism than on human rights leading to morally and spiritually bankrupting the nation”.
They discuss importance of globalism – labor, capital, technology and human rights and states in the end it is “character and caring – caring is the key” – not limited to race, gender or religious persuasion.
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