True Then, Still True Now
In 1974, REV. JESSE JACKSON was critical of those who tried to solve the black problems through birth control and other social methods.
“Killing babies isn’t right. That’s sick,” he said. Solve the economic problems and the others will follow.
“People who buy houses tend to have less children, in the natural order of things.”
“When we go to Europe with things like the Marshall Plan, we didn’t take birth control pills, programs to kill the babies, indigenous programs. You go with an economic base, how much will it cost, how long will it take, what is the educable manpower?”
The answer to many social problems is work, he said. “Our backbone is that we are workers, and excellent workers. We not only did a good job, we were proud of it. Work will replace problems, hope will replace hopelessness.”