Jesse Jackson on DAPL: “Ripest Case of Environmental Racism”

Rev. Jesse Jackson at Standing Rock

Rev. Jesse Jackson at Standing Rock


Published October 27, 2016

STANDING ROCK — Citing the change of the Dakota Access pipeline route from north of Bismarck, North Dakota to its current route through ancestral American Indian land, the Reverend Jesse Jackson called situation “the ripest case of environmental racism I’ve seen in a long time” on Wednesday.

Jackson showing solidarity

Jackson showing solidarity

Jackson, the founder and president of Operation PUSH, visited Standing Rock to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, American Indians and their supporters at the encampment.

“Bismarck residents don’t want their water threatened, so why is it OK for North Dakota to react with guns and tanks when Native Americans ask for the same right?”

“When will the taking stop? When we start treating the first peoples of this lands with the respect and honor they deserve?” Jackson asked.

Native News Online photos by Arthur Jacobs

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