Angry Black Man? Some Commentary on Obama and Wright

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Above is the video of Wright and the commentary creating all of this uproar. This is the first part of it to view more click HERE
Also click HERE to view the clip of him on the first show that sparked this media frenzy: Wright on the Bill Moyer show on PBS


This video is Obama’s response to all the uproar.

I am very upset about how the media is handling this entire situation. As much as people say that race does not matter the fact remains the cultures of both races, especially religion, are extremely different. Wright’s comments recently are bringing those differences out into the open and white people do not know how to react.

Here are some commentaries from the NYTIMES on the situation:

Editorial

Mr. Obama and Rev. Wright

It was a distinction we were not sure would sit well with many voters. But what mattered more was the speech’s powerful commentary on the state of race relations in this country. We hoped it would open the door to a serious, healthy and much-needed discussion on race.

Mr. Wright has not let that happen. In the last few days, in a series of shocking appearances, he embraced the Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. He said the government manufactured the AIDS virus to kill blacks. He suggested that America was guilty of “terrorism” and so had brought the 9/11 attacks on itself.

It is an injustice, a legacy of the racist threads of this nation’s history, but prominent African-Americans are regularly called upon to explain or repudiate what other black Americans have to say, while white public figures are rarely, if ever, handed that burden.

Senator John McCain has continued to embrace a prominent white supporter, Pastor John Hagee, whose bigotry matches that of Mr. Wright. Mr. McCain has not tried hard enough to stop a race-baiting commercial — complete with video of Mr. Wright — that is being run against Mr. Obama in North Carolina.

continue reading this piece: NYTIMES.COM

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Op-Ed Columnist

Praying and Preying

Barack Obama has spent his life, and campaign, trying not to be the Angry Black Man.

Early on, he wrote in “Dreams From My Father,” he discerned the benefits of playing against the ’60s stereotype of black militancy.

“I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds,” he said. “One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved — such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”

Obama and his aides often brag about his Zenlike serenity. “I’ve learned that I have what I believe is the right temperament for the presidency, which is I don’t get too high when I’m high and I don’t get too low when I’m low,” he told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

The next morning, he was hurtled into the worst political crisis of his life. On Tuesday, the Sort Of Angry Black Man appeared, reluctantly spurred into action by The Really Angry Black Man.

continue reading: NYTIMES.com

I don’t know which man she saw, but the Jeremiah Wright I saw on the news looked happy.

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