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A clash of generations in black community

Jackson incident may reveal emerging divide

Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. criticized the remarks his father made about presidential candidate Barack Obama. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. criticized the remarks his father made about presidential candidate Barack Obama. (Ed Reinke/Associated Press/File 2004)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / July 13, 2008

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WASHINGTON - The Rev. Jesse Jackson's offhand insult of Barack Obama last week has exposed a heated debate over whether Obama's groundbreaking presidential campaign - and his repeated challenge to the black community to straighten out its own affairs - is displacing and alienating some in Jackson's generation of black leadership, which held the government accountable for the plight of ... (Full article: 1020 words)

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