On Wednesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. will host a town hall for the NAACP in Atlanta.
Jackson will address the NAACP’s annual convention, which is taking place Thursday at the Georgia State Fairgrounds.
A few weeks ago, he was booed at a campaign rally by a black woman.
The incident came amid an escalation of tensions in the race for the presidency, which has seen a rise in white nationalism and racial tensions.
“White people in the United States have been living in a state of constant fear for over 150 years,” the Rev, Jesse Jackson, Jr. said in his statement announcing his plans for Thursday’s event.
“The racial divide that exists today is a direct consequence of centuries of white supremacy and oppression, and it is time for white people to take responsibility for their role in creating that division.
Jackson’s remarks come at a time when the United Sates is facing unprecedented levels of white nationalism, fueled by fears of immigration and the influx of millions of undocumented immigrants.
The Rev. Jackson’s statements came after the Rev Jesse Jackson hosted a townhall event at the NAACP convention in Atlanta on Tuesday.
In response to the event, the NAACP issued a statement on Wednesday: “While our nation’s diversity is a fundamental part of our democracy, it has been undermined by racism, bigotry, and xenophobia.
We cannot afford to allow racism and xenophobic attacks to be unchecked.
“The NAACP’s statement on the town hall comes after Jackson, the first black president, held an event at a historically black college, the University of Memphis, earlier this month.
He has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was sparked by the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
According to a CNN poll conducted in early February, more than half of African-Americans believe the Black lives matter movement.
That’s up from 47% in August 2015, and from 43% in October 2016.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. George McGovern, both Democrats, have both spoken at NAACP events.
Both of them have spoken about the need for racial reconciliation.
But the NAACP has seen its standing with the black community in the past.
“If the NAACP wants to be a voice for justice, it’s time for it to change.””
We’re not asking for forgiveness, but we’re asking for justice,” Jackson said on Wednesday.
“If the NAACP wants to be a voice for justice, it’s time for it to change.”