In the wake of Jackson’s AMA, Reddit fires AMA admin Victoria Taylor. Other moderators of the subreddit feel the impact of her removal and close the subreddit off to the public Reddit population. Other large subreddits, such as /r/books, /r/science, /r/music, also close their subreddits in apparent protest to her removal. AMA moderator /u/Karmanaut:
Today, we learned that Victoria was unexpectedly let go from her position with Reddt. We all had the rug ripped out from under us and feel betrayed.
Jackson applauds efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from South Carolina Statehouse grounds, but says healthcare, education, voting laws and the prison system are areas that should be reviewed.
There is a mood shift in the country, and we must seize upon the positiveness of that mood shift. I think some people who had one position two weeks ago have seen a great light. Let’s seize that great light.
In a discussion on Fox News Sunday, Carson Jackson and Wallace talk about the role of race as it applies to the death of Brown. Carson notes that the situation goes beyond the shooting, and that community will have to take on responsibilities for these types of issues. Carson:
I think the issues are really much bigger than what has been portrayed and it can’t be resolved in a short segment like this. But, I’ve seen police excesses living in inner-city Detroit and inner-city Boston. But I’ve seen a lot more situations where the police saved the situation. And I’m not sure that this is a ‘police versus black community’ issue. Anger issues get in the way. And if you take race out of the issue all together and you take a group of young men and you raise them with no respect for authority, not learning to take on personal responsibility, having easy access to drugs and alcohol, they’re very likely to end up as victims of violence and incarceration. Has nothing to do with race.
Hall interviews Jackson on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about having John F. Kennedy as an immortal leader, student loan debts and how it affects future university students from enrolling.
If you have not paid your debt from last semester you cannot enter this semester. It’s putting a squeeze on these schools. Grambling’s budget’s been cut sixty percent and so they’re closing schools then building jails.
Jesse Jackson visits Alexander in prison. Jackson compares Alexander’s case with that of Trayvon Martin:
In one case Mr. Zimmerman kills a young man and walks away, free to kill again. And Marissa shot no one, hurt no one, and she’s in jail for 20 years. We see radical racial polarization in the judicial system. “That’s a cause of great concern.
Jackson is audio interviewed by Jesse Jackson. He talks about his roots in the industry during his time starting with Motown and who discovered him.
In complete truth it was Gladys Knight and a guy named Bobby Taylor…Berry Gordy wasn’t interested at first but eventually he loved us and wanted to sign us.