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More Race Issues Plaguing Obama

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Videotapes from Senator Obama’s minister, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, have made the news and in response Obama has condemned the racially charged sermons.

In a speech from Christmas 2007, Rev. Wright says, “Barack knows what it means, 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 [N-word]!”

And in a speech similar to Malcolm X’s chicken’s come to roost comment, Rev Wright said in response to 9/11, “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York, and we never batted an eye.   We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is brought right back in our own front yards.”

Obama has released a statement condemning the Reverends words and stated that Wright was his minister, not his political advisor.

“I strongly condemn” Wright’s statements, but “I would not repudiate the man,” Obama said. “He’s been preaching for 30 years. He’s a man who was a former Marine, a biblical scholar, someone who’s spoken at theological schools all over the country.

The Reverend has left Obama’s campaign.

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Written by rentec

15 March, 2008 at 3:37 am

Posted in news, politics

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