James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 6th congressional district. He is a Democrat and currently serves as the House Majority Whip.
- Today President Bush has failed the American people and especially people of color. Despite the lip service he and his party have given in recent weeks to building racial unity, his latest action seeks to perpetuate the current effects of past discrimination. … President Bush's decision to join this misguided attempt to resegregate our public institutions is regrettable.
- Reacting to Bush's decision to join the lawsuit opposing affirmative action in admitting students to the University of Michigan's law school
- "Clyburn: Bush Administration Showing Its True Colors on Issues of Race". Representative Jim Clyburn. United States House of Representatives (16 January 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
- I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother.
- "Governor's Plan Seems Unconstitutional and Unconscionable". Representative Jim Clyburn. United States House of Representatives (27 February 2005). Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
- I don't think there's a quick fix to this. I don't think there's any simple way to deal with this. And I will not support amnesty for anybody, I mean, that would be rewarding bad behavior.
- "Clyburn Won't Support Amnesty in Immigration Legislation". Associated Press (31 May 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
- Has he paid his dues? Is he black enough? … John Lewis and I were out there marching and organizing sit-ins back in the '60s so that his children and my children would not have to do it. … We would have been failures if [Obama] had to do the same things we did.
- Education is the great equalizer, and shouldn’t be limited to the wealthiest few.
- "House Approves Largest Investment in Higher Education Since GI Bill". Representative Jim Clyburn. United States House of Representatives (11 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
About Jim Clyburn
- Rep. James Clyburn, the state's only black congressman -- controls 20 percent to 25 percent of the primary vote.