The Reverend Jesse Jackson is notorious for jumping on the call to help Black Americans. Now, the civil rights activist is turning to the NAACP and urging leaders to assist the troubled U.S. economy and crumbling auto industry in Detroit, according to the Associated Press. In fact, Chrysler, General Motors Corp., and Ford Motor Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday, after months of living on government money. All three companies have laid off thousands of workers and shut down many factories in the Detroit area, which is 80 percent Black. Jackson told a crowd on Sunday night at the Detroit NAACP’s 54th Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, “We must fight back to save GM, Ford and Chrysler. That’s our lifeline.”—JW
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