Wright tells NAACP audience: 'A change is going to come'wzzm13.com
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wzzm13.com — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the outspoken former pastor of Barack Obama, told an audience of nearly 10,000 on Sunday that despite what his critics say, he is "descriptive," not "divisive" when he speaks about racial injustices.

"I describe the conditions in this country," Wright said during the Detroit NAACP's 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

"I'm not here for political reasons. I'm not a politician. I know that fact will surprise many of you because many in the corporaate-owned media made it seemed like I am running for the Oval Office. I am not running for the Oval Office. I've been running for Jesus a long, long time and I'm not tired yet."

Receiving a lengthy and loud standing ovation, Wright was following in the footsteps of Obama, President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton with his address to the event, a $150-a-plate fundraiser billed as the largest sit-down dinner in America.

Obama distanced himself from Wright after publicity over the minister's sharp criticism of America's racial history and government policies.

The Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said at a press conference before the dinner that he was excited to invite the "hottest brother in America right now."

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Posted 2339 days ago
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The man is unbelievable. He is still trying to put out the fire he started by pouring gasoline into it. He is not the victim, he is the violator.

From a man of the church, I would expect some more reasonable statements and a meeker approach. The way he acts will only help Obama's rivals.

Maybe this is his way of paying back for being left out of Obama's campaign.
Posted 2339 days ago
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I watched the whole speech on CNN and I have to hand it to him, it was a very good speech and very truthful. Everyone now should see the good side of his ex-church.
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Good speech? Maybe, but this is not a public speaking contest. The question is: how will mainstream America interpret it? And, will it help or hurt Obama?

As a representative of Middle America, I don't appreciate this guy, and find his views offensive. And, from my standpoint, this doesn't bode well for the candidate he puts his weight behind.
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doberwoman, you need to look beyond a choice of a word that you and I might not have picked, and focus instead on the message the man is trying to deliver. is the message really that offensive?
Posted 2339 days ago
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Everything he said last night was about trying to contrast white and black, that's putting wedge between the races. He should have spoken about the issues that bring them together. The biggest loser is Obama.
Posted 2339 days ago
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As usual the "European" press makes everything a black man says as something different than what he really means. Is this becasue they are trying to create a story or maybe they really don't understand the black mind. CNN,MSNBC, & others are just as insane as Faux News with their talking heads who present their side of stories they don't a minute clue about. Stop trying to analyze people plus do a story on them when you have not a clue about who or what they are.
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@ THOMPSON12
"As usual the "European" press makes everything a black man says as something different than what he really means."

Maybe that's because 'bad' means 'good' and other peculiarities of the 'black' lingo. Or who is allowed to use the 'N'-word and who is not.

You claim that the 'black mind' (is that already racist?) is different.
Wright is an intelligent man and must be aware of possible misunderstandings. Why does he not chose his words with more care? If he wants to be understood in America, why not use the language of the land?

He blames White America for everything that is bad in this world and is amazed that people take offence. He pretends to work for unity, but preaches us vs. them, black vs. white, rich vs. poor. That's no way to unite the country, that's playing with matches next to gasoline cans.
Posted 2339 days ago
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I listen to Rev. Wright whole speech, and I agree with what he said. We as a Black race is still being discriminated against, still victims of police brutality,still victims of discrimination in the workplace, and basically treated like second class citizens. I will give you an example, a black man gets three years in jail for killing a dog, and three police officers shot a unarmed black man over fifty times and they get to walk free. When a Black person speaks out about how this country treats us we're wrong, but I guess this country can't handle the truth. One thing I don't agree with that Rev. Wright said is, a change is going to come, I just don't see it. Also, I don't expect you to post this, because like I said you can't handle the truth!
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Question to Bish66: Did you do any diligence on Rev. Wright? Have you listened to his whole speech at the NAACP? Have you listened to his entire "God damn America" sermon before deciding that you're offended? Or, are you taking a position based on the snippets packaged and offered ready-to-react for you by the media?
Posted 2338 days ago
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This man is unstable - the question that really needs to be asked "Is what stake in the pie does he have." If you remember sometime ago their was a photograph of the this man with then President Clinton. I'm not suggesting that there is still some relationship between Wright anf President Clinton, but do the Clinton's as a whole still have an association with him. One must remember the Clinton's can be below board in trying to gain the democrat parties nomination?????
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