Jesse Jackson has waded into the Michael Jackson trial.
He has stated that Michael Jackson will not a get a fair trial, because no member of the jury is black.
In my view, playing the race card in this trial is merely playing to the gallery. I suspect that Jesse Jackson made his comments for his own personal political ends, rather than because he genuinely believes them.
The question of the fairness of the trial will be down to people's perceptions of Michael Jackson the "eccentric" celebrity, not Michael Jackson the African American.