Saturday, March 15, 2008

Barack's response


The Freewheeling Socrates said...

The Reverend looks like a white man talking with an Afro-American accent.

Aside from that, I don't see anything wrong with what he said.

I taught for two years at Grant High School in Sacramento where the percentage of Black students is about 80%. The district is run mostly by Black women and men. I've heard the message time and time again and though I felt discriminated against because I was a White male teacher, I believe White people should listen and learn when faced with the racial blowback which, afterall, we provoked.

The white governing power structure of America has treated the Black race as unwelcomed baggage since the abolishment of slavery. Jim Crow laws, Strange Fruit, the CIA dumping of quantity drugs in the ghettos, up to 50% unemployment in the ghettos, 1 out of 8 black men in prison, and the list goes on and on.

The Reverend tells a blinding truth. The problem is, human beings live by the lie and instinctively assassinate the truth wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.

I think Obama's response should be something like, "In America we honor freedom of speech and we encourage people to contribute ideas into the general field of discussion. As thinking people, it is encumbant upon each one of us to make the distinction between that which is real, and that which is merely an illusion."

Da Weaz said...

While I agree with many of the comments that you make, you know damn well that Americans are ready to think too much yet.

Baby steps, baby spoonfuls of truth. Right now this dose of Obama and blackness is causing mainstream to retch.

As my father once told me: It is not enough to be right.