Julie The left side of his body has burn scars from when he was three. He always wears long sleeves to cover them, although they extend on to his face. I think he is of African descent. Kanga tells Sarah that Jackson and she (Sarah) are distant cousins way back. Sarah takes this to mean that one of her slave owning ancestors abused one of his slave women. Kanga says it is true, but that the slave got her revenge many times over.