"We will challenge and urge all artists and comics to stop using this word. What other group is subjected to such a degrading terminology?"
"I am against the use of the N-word by anyone and I think we must be consistent," he told The Associated Press. "We must not use the word."
-- Jesse Jackson, back in 2006, urging entertainers to ban the word "nigger."
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized to Sen. Obama's campaign last week over "hurtful" remarks.
The longtime civil rights leader already came under fire this month for crude off-air comments he made against Obama in what he thought was a private conversation during a taping of a "Fox & Friends" news show.
In additional comments from that same conversation, first reported by TVNewser, Jackson is reported to have said Obama was "talking down to black people," and referred to blacks with the N-word when he said Obama was telling them "how to behave."
Though a Fox spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Jackson used the slur, the network declined to release the full transcript of the July 6 show and did not air the comments.
Jackson's "gaffe," as CNN puts it so innocently, is anything but. The "Reverend" reportedly said that he is upset because Obama "is telling niggers how to behave." I don't know about you, but I am done with Jackson. So should the Black community.