Jackson met his father only twice during his life. While he eventually learned to "pretend to be other people who didn't stutter" and use the curse word motherfucker as an affirmation word, he still has days where he stutters. She barely has a recognition that she's black. Jackson, reflecting on his actions during the civil rights movement  After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. In a Parade interview Jackson revealed: I knew that change was going to take something different — not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence.