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"The revelations about his affair with an employee also bear a resemblance to what was being written about him 25 years ago. Barbara Reynolds in her 1975 book, Jesse Jackson, America's David, reported that Jackson had relationships with singers Nancy Wilson and Roberta Flack. She said that in 1974, when asked about his relationship with Roberta Flack he replied, 'Until such time as I'm ready to concede some formal relationship I refuse to deny it. I'm not going to plead the Fifth.' An article in the January 20, 1988 issue of the Christian Science Monitor said that when asked about Nancy Wilson, Jackson's response was to hold up his hand in the halt position and say, 'That's an inappropriate question.'"

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Jesse Jackson: America's David (Title of Previous Ed.: Jesse Jackson, the Man, the Movement,)

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Booker T. Washington said:

"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

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