Found this video today:
I think this was reported the right way.
I don't pretend to know what it is like to be black. I view the civil rights movement and the "rising above" among blacks as sort of an inheritance, not the good kind. It is the only way I know how to explain my point of view. Every civilization, once surpassing a civil rights movement, has to build from a foundation. And the cost isn't cheap if you want to keep building on that foundation, so the next generation has to build with what they have, then the next and the next. Martin Luther King days, weren't so long ago, if you look at it in terms of generations.
I am one of the few in my family that believe in Black History Month. History books are filled with 'White' history. I like to learn about historical black figures that were able to strive to 'rise above', who learned to read and write so that their stories would be told accurately. Black Literature was a minor of mine, and at first thought when I heard the reverends name, I thought of Richard Wright, one of my favorite authors.
I also believe though, that each month should be dedicated to learning a different culture. America is an immigrant nation. And we should celebrate our diversity, NOT separate our diversity.
I feel like so much of my life has been dedicated to learning and appreciating different cultures, that people like Rev. Wright offend me. I think of him as a racist. I applaud the Black community for embracing their heritage and culture. I agree with building a community, communities are foundations.
But something in me says that Rev. Wright wouldn't welcome me there. Why? Because of the color of my skin. "how could I possibly know anything" right?...well then I say, teach me. But don't judge me.
Yesterday's PostIf you know anything about the headlines making way right now..you will know about Reverand Jeramiah Wright and his statements about America, Racism, Jesus, Barack Obama, Hillary, Rich White people...blah blah blah...ect
In a ton of his statements, He comes across as anti American, and definitely Anti White. IN one of his sermons at the pulpit, he implied that the United States had a hand in Bombing the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Wright said the United States brought the 9/11 attacks on itself through its own "terrorism." And "the government gives [blacks] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America."
Barack states that he doesn't agree with every aspect of Rev. Wright's political beliefs, however, the great Reverand's sermons are revolving around the support of Obama's political campaign. Obama has stated before that Rev. Wright is like an Uncle to him and his wife, he has been a member of the Reverand's congregation, and was married by Rev. Wright.
This is the most detrimental piece of whatever you call it, to hit the Obama campaign. It has had to cross the mind of whites before, "Is the race issue going to play a major part of Obama's presidency." While I think that it is time to have a black president, I can honestly say it has come across my mind that I would hope the President would not share the same views as the likes of Al Sharpton. This Rev. Wright, is just like Al Sharpton. (in my opinion)
Now the Obama campaign has to convince White America, that he doesn't share all these outlandish statements/views of Rev. Wright. I don't like it when I am judged for being white. I have thought of Obama as a great inspiration to all people, not just black. I don't ignore the fact that there are a ton of successful Black men and women in Politics...go here for a list
Here is one of the videos I am talking about:
For his defence, here is the Reverend Wright:
Good Luck Barack Obama, I truly don't think that it is fair that you have to now defend yourself about this, but I hope that you do it tactfully, respectfully, and honestly. I have always seen you as an honest man.