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November 17th, 2017
Master race baiter Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Jackson, 76, said in a letter to his minions he was diagnosed two years ago, reported USA Today. His father was also afflicted with the disease.
“After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father,” Jackson wrote.
“Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it. For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression,” Jackson added.
Jackson was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and has been undergoing outpatient care, according to a statement from Northwestern Medicine provided by a Jackson aide. Jackson said he and family members noticed something amiss with his health about three years ago. The disease has no cure and causes tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing and walking.
“Now in the latter years of my life, at 76 years old, I find it increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks, and getting around is more of a challenge. ” Jackson writes. “For a while, I resisted interrupting my work to visit a doctor. But as my daily physical struggles intensified I could no longer ignore the symptoms, so I acquiesced.”
A spokesman for Jackson declined to comment on the timing of the announcement.
Jackson emerged as a prominent voice in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave Jackson a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and charged him with establishing a presence for the organization in Chicago.
The ordained minister would go on to make two unsuccessful runs for the Democratic presidential nomination (1984 and 1988) and also organized the civil rights organizations Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition.
Jackson’s life has been in one way or another, spent creating a racial divide in America, only to be outdone by Barack Obama.
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