Jesse Jackson Responds To Obama: 'We Need A Response To The Dream, Not More Dreams' (VIDEO)

08/29/2013 03:46 pm ET
  • Huffington Post

Now that the 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington has come and gone, many are left questioning President Obama's next steps after his momentous speech. Reverend Jesse Jackson joined HuffPost Live to weigh in on what needs to be done to continue the fight for civil rights.

"We do not have equal protection under the law. That's why we have more in jail than in school." Jackson told host Marc Lamont Hill.

Emphasizing that the implementation of policy and legislation like President Johnson achieved in the 1960s is crucial to advancing the goals of the black community, Jackson said, "We need a war on poverty revived .... This requires the government responding to us with policy."

"I'm all for motivation, but the dream will have to challenge The White House and Congress to respond to the dream," he continued. "We need a response to the dream, not more dreams."

To hear more from Reverend Jesse Jackson, watch the full segment HERE.

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