Race In America 50 Years After King Assassination- Progress or Disappointment?


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April 4, 2018

E.W. Jackson, Virginia US Senate Candidate, Calls For A Month of Brotherhood in April to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the
Death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. E.W. Jackson, long an advocate of racial reconciliation, is calling April a “Month of Brotherhood” with a moratorium on accusations of racism. Says Jackson, “Racists will pay no attention to this, but the rest of us who want to see our country come together can celebrate the life of Dr. King by taking a step of faith toward his vision.”

King famously said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Jackson believes that King would be deeply disappointed that fifty years after his death, accusations of racism would be a political weapon of the left against the right, Democrats against Republicans.

Says Mr. Jackson. “No sane American wants to be a racist, or be called a racist. Most Americans want to treat every person fairly based on character and competence. However concepts like systemic racism, white privilege and micro-aggressions, imply that America and Americans are hopelessly and inherently racist. This is not Rev. King’s Dream, but a perverse nightmare.”

Dr. King said, “I have a dream that…the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.“
“Dr. King’s Dream was Brotherhood” says Jackson. “I cannot think of a better way to commemorate his life during the 50th Anniversary of his death than to declare a Month of Brotherhood. Who knows what progress we might make if we begin to give each other the benefit of the doubt instead of defaulting to accusations of racism and stoking racial division.”

E.W. Jackson plans a major speech on race later this month in Charlottesville, where the violent confrontation took place over Confederate Statues last year.


Bishop E.W. Jackson, the 2013 Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia, announced the launch of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

“The people of Virginia deserve a campaign of hope, opportunity, and freedom,” said Jackson. “I am not the proverbial next-in-line nor am I the establishment favorite. The truth is quite the opposite. I am, however, a fierce believer in limited government, limitless opportunity, and unapologetic conservatism, and I look forward to waging a campaign that will inspire Virginians to Believe Again in America.”

Jackson’s inspiring story of going from foster care to being a Harvard educated attorney and minister, serving in the Marines, and launching numerous faith-based efforts has prompted strong support among grassroots conservatives. The Chesapeake area minister said he expected his atypical campaign to attract continued support.

“This is not going to be your typical campaign, and I am not going to be your typical candidate,” said Jackson. “We are going to do things differently, and I believe the people of Virginia are going to respond to what we are offering.”

A devout Christian and fearless conservative, Jackson unveiled a theme of “Believe Again,”promised to fight for all Virginians, and pledged to reach out to new voters. He also took aim at the “swamp” and offered a stark contrast to the current political environment.

“I am running for U.S. Senate to make certain that you can look your child in the eyes and tell them that they will see an America greater than the one you ever knew,” said Jackson. “This campaign is not about me. It’s about us. It’s about a movement, and it will be unlike any other. We will be different. We will be hopeful. And, we will be victorious.”

Jackson and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 47 years, have 3 children, and reside in Chesapeake, VA. For more information, visit www.ewjackson.com, or contact media@ewjackson.com.