I have been keeping track of black public discourse on Rev. Jesse Jackson ever since
this "black American dirty linen" got aired and it became public that the
reverend fathered a child outside his marriage. Truth be told, this isn't a new or
shocking story line inside the black community. It's only scandalous when it involves
an "upstanding" community member. Remember, Malcolm X fell out of favor with
Elijah Muhammad when he learned that Muhammad fathered children with several of his
secretaries. More recently, we learned that basketball legend Julius Irving has a daughter
outside his marriage. A couple years ago it was Bill Cosby's turn.
Maybe this explains why so many black elected officials, civil righ...