Friday, March 14, 2008

More on the Obama-Ferraro kefluffle

"Folks are hatin' on Barack Obama. He doesn't fit the mold, he ain't white, he ain't privileged. Hillary fits the mold. Europeans fits the mold. Giuliani fits the mold. Rich, white men fit the mold. Hillary never had a cab whiz past her and not pick her up because her skin is the wrong color. Hillary never had to worry about being pulled over in her car as a black man. I am sick of Negros who just do not get it.

"Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single parent home, Barack was. Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people! Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain't never been called a nigger. Hillary has never had her people defined as non-persons. Hillary ain't had to work twice as hard just to get accepted by the rich, white folk who [indiscernible] everything just to get a passing grade when you know you are smarter than that C student sitting in the White House.

Oh, I am so glad that I have a God who knows what it's like to be a poor, black man in a country, in a culture that is controlled and run by rich, white people. He taught me, Jesus did, how to love my enemies. Jesus taught me how to love the hell out of my enemies and not be reduced to their level of hatred, bigotry and small-mindedness. Hillary ain't never had people say she wasn't white enough. Jesus had his own people siding with the enemy. That's why I love Jesus, y'all. He never let their hatred dampen his hope."

- Reverend Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ where Barack Obama has been attending services for some 20 years

Oh, for Goodness' sake! Again with the old canard about cabs not picking up black people? First of all, as black men commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, cab drivers have a perfectly rational reason for being reluctant to pick up black men. Second, if not being able to hail a cab is the biggest challenge facing black men in America, then I think we have the racism problem licked.

Also, I wasn't aware of any Europeans in the race for president. To my knowledge, all the candidates are American. It's kind of a prerequisite for the job.

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