Even civil rights leaders profile. “There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life,” Jesse Jackson said several years ago, “than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery—and then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” Jackson now says his quotation was “taken out of context.” The context, he said, is that violence is the inevitable byproduct of poor education and health care. But no amount of “context” matters when you fear that you are about to be mugged. – From this New York Times article and confirmed by the wiki: Jesse Jackson

The below has now been corrected.

Uh. The attribution is in error (it is merely confirmatory). The above is from a NYTs link which appears to be dead. I’ll see if I can track it down.