09/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jesse Jackson Jr: "No One Wants An Angry African-American Man In The White House"

Barack Obama is in a situation similar to Jackie Robinson, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Monday at a Politico panel on race and the presidential election. Just as Robinson had to perform well on the field while ignoring racial taunts and refusing to hit back, Obama must do the same, he said.

"No one wants an angry African-American man in the White House," he said.

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