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Opinion: Comparing the Jackson Families

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Opinion: Comparing the Jackson Families

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The midwest has played host to more than its share of celebrities, and celebrity politicians. 

We claim President Barack Obama and Kanye West, to name a couple. 

Perhaps none is more famous in this town than the Jacksons. 

Oh, wait: Which Jacksons do you mean? There were the Jackson Five Jacksons, and the Rainbow Push Jacksons, too. 

Interesting the similarities between the two families. 

HOMETOWN:

Political Jacksons: Chicago, Illinois

Musical Jacksons: Gary, Indiana

 
PATRIARCH:
 
Political Jacksons: Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
 
Musical Jacksons: Joe Jackson
 
DOWN HOME ORIGINS:
 
Political Jacksons: South Carolina
 
Musical Jacksons: Arkansas
 
GODFATHER:
 
Political Jacksons: Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Musical Jacksons: Berry Gordy Jr.
 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN:
 
Political Jacksons: 8
 
Musical Jacksons: 6
 
MOST UNUSUAL NAME:
 
Political Jacksons: Yusuf
 
Musical Jacksons: Tito
 
 
MATERIAL INDULGENCES:
 
Political Jacksons: $40,000 Rolex watch
 
Musical Jacksons: Neverland Ranch
 
BLACK SHEEP:
 
Political Jacksons: Ashley, Jesse Sr.’s 13-year-old daughter with a mistress.
 
Musical Jacksons: LaToya
 
GOLDEN BOY WHO RUINED CAREER WITH BIZARRE, NEUROTIC BEHAVIOR:
 
Political Jacksons: Jesse Jr.
 
Musical Jacksons: Michael 
 
BEST RHYME:
 
Political Jacksons: “We need hope in our brains/ Not dope in our veins”
 
Musical Jacksons: “ABC/Easy as 1-2-3/As simple as do-re-mi/ABC, 1-2-3, baby you and me.”
 
RIVAL FAMILY:
 
Political Jacksons: The Beavers
 
Musical Jacksons: The Osmonds
 
FUTURE WITHOUT MOST FAMOUS SON:
 
Political Jacksons: None
 
Musical Jacksons: None
 

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