Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Obama on racism
When the media haven't been in an absolute frenzy over the sexual proclivities of the former governors of New York and New Jersey this past week, they've been playing snippets of a sermon given by the Rev'd Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ for thirty-six years and for over half those years, pastor to Senator Barack Obama and his family.
If you've been scratching your head and trying to understand what's going on, you must listen to Mr. Obama's speech here.
It will take about 37 minutes of your time, but it will be one of the best 37 minutes you've ever invested.
Make no mistake, this is a major speech on racism. Remarkably, in pulling no punches, he brings people together.
This just might cinch the nomination for him. And, I must say, while many of my concerns remain, I would not be as unhappy as I said I was a few weeks ago.
Go on. Give it a listen. You won't be disappointed.