Saturday, March 15, 2008

Why The United Nations Agrees with Pastor Jeremiah Wright

by Dr. Boyce Watkins
www.BoyceWatkins.com


Jeremiah Wright is the Pastor for Senator Barack Obama at The Trinity United Church of Christ. Pastor Wright was attacked for very strong comments he has made about race in America.

I am a huge fan of Pastor Jeremiah Wright and I consider Pastor Wright to be one of the great Americans of our country.

There, I said it. Now crucify me.

Just realize that by doing so, you will surely be on the wrong side of history. You will be on the same side as the founding fathers, who built a nation on the kind of racial bias that Pastor Jeremiah Wright and others are bold enough to honestly discuss in America. You will be on the same side as the generation before you, who swore that racism was a thing of the past and surely did not affect them. But when you look back at your grandparents’ generation, you can see their racism clearly. The problem is that your grand children will say the same thing about you.

I have been to Jeremiah Wright’s church, and I admire his spirit. He is truly a man who walks the walk of Jesus, who would also not stand idly by and allow this blatant discrimination to exist. But like Jesus, Jeremiah Wright finds himself being held up for bloody attacks by the American public. As Dr. Martin Luther King showed us, America is good at persecuting its heroes, especially when it comes to race.

The logical reaction to individuals such as myself and Pastor Jeremiah Wright, educated black men who speak honestly on race, is to say that we are extremists or perhaps even insane. I can’t help but agree. Both I and Jeremiah Wright must be insane for having the audacity to point out the obvious. We are no different from anyone crazy enough to point out the holocaust during the Nazi era, or to speak honestly on liberty during the height of McCarthyism. The point that Pastor Wright makes is both correct and clear: America is a racist country. It has been in the past and continues to be to this day.

You think Jeremiah Wright is a lunatic? Let’s look for objective analysis, shall we?

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recently issued a scathing report about racism in America. In the report, the committee cited the following:

- The mass incarceration of black men in our prison systems. America has the largest prison population in history and half of those men are black. The problem is that black people are only 13% of the general population.

- Inadequate legal defense for these individuals, leading to a higher likelihood of incarceration.

- Longer prison sentences for the same crimes for black men and a disproportionate willingness of our government to kill these men when they are on trial for murder.

- Segregated school systems leading to far worse education for black children.

- The disenfranchisement of individuals with criminal records, denying them the right to vote, and significantly reducing their opportunities for employment for the length of their entire lives.

You see, I am with Jeremiah Wright on this one. I applaud him for having the courage to speak the truth in support of people of color. Pastor Wright is a doctor, offering medicine to a country that is truly sick. We allow the Rush Limbaughs, Sean Hannitys and Bill O’Reillys to continuously attack people of color, while millions of blind Americans listen to these uneducated monsters continue the most horrific traditions of our nation.

Well Jeremiah Wright and others like him are not going to sit by and let that happen. We’ve been taught to be honest and to fight back. I do it because it is what I am led to do. Jeremiah Wright does it because that is what Jesus would do. Either way, what we see is real and America needs to learn to deal with it. Silly terms like “reverse racism” are nothing more than ploys to alleviate our country of the guilt of what it has done to black families for the past 400 years. If you feel that someone is being racist for fighting against inequality, then this may imply that, deep down, you do not feel such individuals are worthy of the equality they seek.

Many have critiqued Pastor Wright’s assertation that AIDS was created by the US government to rid the world of black people. I have not seen evidence to support such an assertion. The problem is that Pastor Wright’s theory is NOT out of the question. Were we not the same country that injected black men with syphilis just to see what would happen? Did the CIA not play a role in allowing drugs into the black community before and during the Reagan era? Did the government not engage in illegal covert activities to undermine black leadership via CointelPro, in which Hoover said that the objective was to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" movements within the black community?

It’s not as if Pastor Wright, nor any other person of color, has good reason to trust the country that has made a market of exterminating black people. Sorry to break this to you, but those are just the facts. As I mentioned before, the United Nations agrees with us. Perhaps they are insane as well. By attacking people like us for speaking the truth, it is only perpetuating the global perception that The US is a self-righteous nation, quick to point out of the flaws of others, but unwilling to honestly assess its own areas for improvement.

On many other issues, Jeremiah Wright and I are in lockstep. America is a country that continues to allow racial inequality to fester and does nothing about it. We, for some ridiculous reason, have told our children that we can spend 400 years creating systemic inequality and then cure it overnight. Such a conclusion is not only nonsensical, but borders on the ridiculous.

Our government refuses to apologize for the atrocities of slavery, yet we are quick to condemn the Nazis for what they did to the Jews. What America did to black people was far worse, as the horror lasted over several centuries.

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Jeremiah Wright and others are 100% correct when it comes to racism in America: many Americans just don’t get it and none of them want to understand how it works. But then again, that’s exactly how they were trained to think, so I am honestly not surprised.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor at Syracuse University and author of "What if George Bush were a Black Man?" For More Information, please visit www.BoyceWatkins.com.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

All this controversy re Dr. Wright is ridiculous. I cannot believe the American public is so out of tune with reality. Guess people never watched the State of the Black Union on CSPAN. Certainly similar strong afrocentric statements have been made in that forum, yet no one is questioning why Hillary Clinton associated herself with it this year. What is this, she gets a pass hanging around a bunch of radicals and Obama doesn't?

Anonymous said...

I have no wish to crucify the writer of the above blog. Like millions of other White people in America, I wish to live in peace with my neighbors of every race and creed. I want to treat other people the way I would like to be treated, and I want to be evaluated on my own merits and to evaluate others on theirs.

If we start with the proposition that there is a conflict between Blacks and Whites in this country, with substantial inertia behind it, we must ask how that conflict is best confronted. In principle, it’s not a difficult question, and sooner or later it will be confronted and resolved as all conflicts are confronted and resolved, with more or less bloodshed and suffering, depending on how long it takes people to see that it’s costing them more to fight one another than to stop. Sooner or later, people on both sides of the conflict are just going to quit hating each other and get on with the business of living.

I think it is useless, at this point, for Black people to continue to think in terms of grievances – not because the grievances aren’t real, but because it isn’t going to work anymore. This new generation of White people doesn’t feel guilty for the sins of their fathers, and isn’t going to continue the apology that has been the theme of White liberalism for the past 40 years. The Black response to this new deafness can be either to reassess of their approach or to turn to violence – and in a contest of violence, they must eventually lose. It’s a simple question of numbers. Personally, I think violence will be tried – not because Blacks are Black, but because they are people, and people usually prefer the approach that’s less challenging and suggests a short-term victory.

I have lived most of my life in the South, but I was raised in the North. When I moved to the South to attend college, I had no prejudice against Black people. I had come from a small town and frankly hadn’t encountered but a few Black people, and had not really known them. I had no opinions about them. What I learned about Black people, I learned as an adult. And what I learned was that the standards to which I was held were not to apply to them; that I was to apologize for being White, for everything that White people had ever done to them; that I was not to look them in the eye, as I did other people; etc., etc. And I resented it – not because they were Black, but because it was unfair.

There is no way that White America can “make up for” the enslavement of Blacks. What could ever compensate Black Americans for so much lost potential, so much suffering? It can’t be done; and if Black Americans insist on compensation, monetary or spiritual, they will break the bank. I think they need to remember that, as much as they have suffered, they have not cornered the market on suffering, any more than White people have cornered the market on racial atrocity.

When my wife and I lived in Memphis, she was one of very few White paraprofessional women at her job. Nevertheless, she made friends with several of her Black co-workers, and they told her, outright, that Black people – meaning them and their friends – were raised to be hypersensitive to racial slights, to see everything White people did through the prism of racial prejudice. Can a people ever get beyond racial division when their own nurterers and mentors refuse to let them forget it?

I have experienced reverse prejudice. Why is it acceptable for Black people to segregate, but not White people? Why are Black people given a pass for racist slurs, but not White people? White people are beaten, maimed or killed for using the infamous “N-word,” but Black people call White people “crackers” with impugnity. Do you say it’s different, because White people don’t have the same history of oppression? Hate is hate, and there is no justification for it.

I was raised by a mother who victimized me throughout my early years. She crippled me. That is my legacy. Shall I spend the rest of my life sitting on my backside and blaming her for all of my problems? Or shall I put behind me what I can’t change, and look forward to what I can?

If you really want to summon a future for all Americans, a post-racial America, it will take more than a Barack Obama. As he himself has said, he can’t do it alone; he needs the help of millions of Americans. He offers his leadership, but it is we who will have to do the work. It is our hearts that must change.

Let’s stop talking about race, thinking about race, complaining about race. Let’s accept the fact that we have a past, and not allow our past to limit us. If we as Americans can learn to grow beyond this pointless waste of our time and energy, we may yet inspire the same in others around the world, who struggle with the same problem in different forms. Isn’t that a future we can all look forward to, and live for?

Anonymous said...

This is not a race argument. This is a first Amendment (freedom of expression/religion) argument the Church and Rev. Wright is exercising. KKK and Neo Nazis are protected to exercise that right in this country.

More importantly, for Obama, this is a legitimate argument about his judgment, credibility, and patriotism.

For 20 years, he has been a member of the UCC and knows (as a lawyer) that Rev. Wright has a reputation of militant extremism in the pulpit. To denounce and reject him publicly for political gain is a problem.

Obama is a constitutional lawyer. He should not have run to be President of the U. S. when he knew this achilles heel would end him as being a uniter and not a divider for America.

It goes to the heart of whether Obama is loyal to America to be President, has judgment to lead, has credibility to be trusted, or can unite America.

In law, he would be cross-examined for lying as he had done to cover his behind these past two days of coverage. In February 2007, the media in Rolling Stone covered Rev. Wright's influence.

That is why the tag of being a transcendor of race is not how he has ran his campaign. Every time there has been a perceived racial slight from MLK to fairy tale remarks to Jesse Jackson Reference to Ferraro to 3 a.m. ad, he and his camp has yelled or claimed RACISM.

Now, when his own pastor has said racist things on VIDEO he now wants to state he had no knowledge and denounce him publicly. What a bunch of crap. He knew about his achilles heel. The attack is valid and credible. It begs the question to me whether Obama is ready to be President of the U.S.

In war as a Commander in Chief, you can't just tuck your behind and just state you don't know when you should have known after 20 years. Unbelievable.

Why would he put his family through that? What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

in response to the above comment, obama did not denounce pastor wright or his church home. he denounced the comments. there is a difference. there are lots of things i disagree with my pastor on but i am still a member and love my pastor as i am spiritualy fed. we should not be so quick to judge. obama is exactly what this country needs. god bless.

Tina said...

More on the larger context here: http://acropolisreview.com/2008/03/barack-obama-condemns-reverend-jeremiah.html

Anonymous said...

Being the first to respond, I again raise the question of why Hillary Clinton gets a pass for her participation in the State of the Black Union and Barack Obama gets slammed for his minister's comments? Has no one watched the State of the Black Union on C-Span every February? People act like they have never heard oratory like this before. Someone with computer skills (which leaves me out) could do a great montage of memorable moments from the SBU and end it with footage of Hillary Clinton's participation at this year's forum. This whole thing could be turned around and exposed for the complete hogwash it is! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not evaluated in such a way, slammed and diminished because he associated with people who I am sure said similar radical things. Get real already.

Anonymous said...

The ministry of Pastor Wright is a legitimate and esential ministry, there is a need to address the veiled racism in society.

Senator Obama Has as much a right to attend any place of worship he chooses, I`m sure if you looked into it you will find prominate Aglo Churches with extreme views.

But most of all when Martin Luther started his reformation he made a clean break from the Catholic church. So in my opinion Brackis in his own rights to seperate himself from a ministry when his ideas are different from the church he belongs.

Not only that but anyone who now has an issue with Mr. Obama and are making they`re voices heard are and were against him from the start; they just now have something else to belly ache about.

I would say that Vice Presedent Chaney could give them a proper sugestion on what they can go do to themselves!

Anonymous said...

As an adult Black male I am sick and tired of Whites telling Blacks to "get over it". When in fact injustices are still being perpetuated against Black people and when someone like Dr. Wright points out these injustices, they're villified. Whites are in denial, PERIOD! Black people don't hate Whites! We're only responding to centuries of injustices. Until Whites take an HONEST look in the mirror and acknowledge their BIGOTRY, this problem will only continue. As a matter of fact it will only get worse!

Anonymous said...

Futhermore, White America stop being so damn condescending and stop pontificating to Black people about what is best for us! We are no longer slaves and we have the right to self determination! We Black people will determine what's best for us, as every other group in this country does,ie...Jews, Asians, and so-called Hispanics. White America get your house in order and stop impeding Black progress!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. Rev. Wright has been doing this for 20 years.

Obama's achilles heel is coming to the forefront. Like the Clintons stated, if we all knew about this before Iowa especially when he would not put his hand to his heart before the star spangled banner, this negro would not even win his states.

I like Obama. But, you can't have this huge skeleton in your closet that goes to the heart of your JUDGMENT TO LEAD, CREDIBILITY, PATRIOTISM, AND TRANSCENDOR OF RACE, you don't ever play the game or run to expose your family to this.

I know Tavis Smiley is thanking God right now and Saying Karma is a BEEOTCH!

What goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

For Obama Supporters,

Where is Oprah, where is Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator John Kerry?

They fooled Obama into thinking he was the next version of Black Camelot and now they are no where to be found.

Oprah even attended the church from 1984 to 1986.

serena1313 said...

Iam a white woman who grew up in the 1950's. While bias and prejudice are not exclusive to African-Americans the injustices perpetrated on the black community went beyond degrading. They could be described as reprehensible and criminal. Crimes committed against all humanity must end.

Rev. Wright has the right to speak against injustices and express how he feels. I defend his right to free speech. No one has to like what Rev. Wright said, but he along with everyone has the right to speak his or her mind. Moreover this "debate" such as it is overshadows a long history of accomplishments credited to Rev. Wright. Notwithstanding his words contain a truth that many would rather not hear.

If that makes people uncomfortable perhaps the nation needs to address this.

Ignoring it will not make it go away. Look how quickly Katrina was swept back under the rug.

Everyone has the right to disagree or espouse their own views but using it as an excuse to condemn Obama for associating with someone whose words are uncomfortable to hear has little basis in reality. Too busy donning the cloak of indignant self-righteousness claiming the mantle of judgment some are overlooking the issue of religion.

Putting religion front and forefront, let's argue the merits of all religious leaders: pastors, priests, rabbis, imams et al, whose sermons contain ideas contrary to some, a majority or 1-2 individuals of the congregation. A majority of Catholics, for instance, disagree with many doctrines dictated by the Church. Yet despite that their faith remains true to other catholic teachings. Likewise this applies to followers of other religions.

So we can assume that individuals are able to distinguish between what religious leaders say and still retain the ability to think independently.

Some may argue otherwise, but therein reflects the person who does not question their pastor or church. Presumably that being the case for the latter indicates the prism from which they observe and interpret their world. Therein based on that premise may explain why Obama is unelectable in their eyes?

By the same token I'll surmise most candidates would be considered unelectable if that is the threshold that determines whether a person is or not suited to be president of the US.

Perhaps this raises another reasonable argument why religion and politics need to remain separate!

Last but not least it is not uncommon to hear "fire" from the pulpit be it in a church, synagogue, mosque or other places of worship. Think Falwell, Hagee, and others who have equally if not more disturbing views.

The Rev. is no longer part of Obama's campaign. Obama denounced and rejected Wright's words, yet that is not "good enough" according to some. What is "good-enough" pray tell ?!

Until we recognize our own hypocrisy we will remain mired in our own ignorance, partisan politics and bias. As a result there can be no end to crimes committed against humanity.

Anonymous said...

To the White lady and other Obama Supporters:

What is going on is classic hypocrisy not by the media, but Obama's campaign to 20 years of mentoring from his spiritual advisor.

Words do matter (quoting Obama and Deval Patrick).

If we knew Obama longer like McCain and Clinton, this would not be a huge problem.

I don't think this is racist either. Romney had to answer questions regarding his Mormon Faith and had to do a speech but still did not quelch fears and he did not win the Republican nomination.

Guys and gals, being president is the hardest job in the world. To whom much is given, much is required.

I know your golden boy, Obama, is under a lot of heat and people want it to go away. But, like I said before, you don't run for the highest office when you know you have an achilles heel (20 years spiritual relationship with a perceived militant extremist with ties to Farrakhan) and then want people to just know you.

Give me a break!

Like I say, Obama is a Republican operative set to destroy the Democrat party.

He and his campaign have stated others are racist with comments and know his pastor's comments are truly racist.

Karma is a B-I-T-C-H. What goes around comes back around.

Anonymous said...

It's comments like those above that are symptomatic of a much larger problem in this country,IGNORANCE! You get idiots that make idiotic comments like those above that serve to offer no solutions but only exacerbate the problem. Either you're part of the problem or part of the solution and if you're not interested in solutions, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Anonymous said...

Some anonymous person who identified himself as a Black male said:

"Until Whites take an HONEST look in the mirror and acknowledge their BIGOTRY, this problem will only continue. As a matter of fact it will only get worse!"

Ain't gonna happen.

I guess that means it's gonna get worse.

By the way ... was that a threat? As in, "You better start feeling guilty, or else!" ?

Anonymous said...

To the idiot that posted the above comment, TAKE IT ANY WAY YOU WANT! I wouldn't give a rat's ass whether you feel guilty or not but if you want to point the finger of blame, look no further than yourself!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Boyce,
Don't attempt to line Rev. Wright up with Jesus Christ. He is not The Christ, nor will he ever be like him. You asked, "what would Jesus do"? He would walk in love and not hate, love those who persecute Him. Although, Rev. Wright may have had his "reasons", valid or otherwise to make the comments he made, it in NO WAY is a demonstration of Jesus and the Word of God. Don't get it twisted...Wright and Christ are 2 VASTLY DIFFERENT people and Wright's actions are in no way comparable to the thoughts and actions of Christ. Call it what it was...an angry black man venting his frustrations, concerns, unforgiveness, and hate on a group of emotional charged, naive people...just like the KKK or any other racist/separatist group. Christ wasn't a part of that speech, and if the people of Trinity were not worshiping Him in Spirit and Truth, then His Presence was NOT and IS NOT a part of that congregation either.
Go read the Word brother!!! Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

To the above comment, miss me with your bullshit! Don't you dare use scripture to justify your BIGOTRY! Don't talk to me about love or anything else until you correct your own WICKED behavior! You Whites are hypocrites and as I said, before you fix your hypocritical mouth to say anything about Black people, take a good long look in the mirror you BIGOT!

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact I hope you crackers and spics run up, so that we Black people give you the ass kicking that you have been campaigning for! BITCH WE'RE NOT AFRAID OF YOU! BRING IT!

Anonymous said...

i strongly urge anyone who has any doubts on what we need in our next president to please check out obamas race speech given today and really digest every word this man is truely what our country needs. we all our one lets stop tearing each other down please. we are all gods children and we are all w/o sin.

Anonymous said...

Now I want to say a thing or two about the poster who says that the Holy Spirit is not apart of the ministry of Pastor Wright.

Now the scripture says that; woe unto you if man speak well of you for so did they of the false prophets. And you must find it a very spiritual thing to be in the richest country where you have people sleeping under over passes, not to mention the home forclosure crises.

You think that God is sitting in the lily white churches who condone enslaving people and will fight like hell to keep others from being a success.
Man enough of you!

Anonymous said...

Boyce,

You are right on the money. Pastor Wright is a nationally-recognized and respected pastor who speaks the truth. The sound bite spliced old clips of Wright are meant only to discredit Obama. The commitment to social justice, just as Jesus turned over the tables of the tax collectors, is part of ministry-not divorced from it. Until "Justice rolls down like a mighty stream", we must be doers of the Word, not just hearers...God Bless Wright and you and your work

Anonymous said...

Whine, whine and more whining. It never ends......get a life! Quit asking for handouts and stay in school, get an eductation and quit having 10 kids.

Anonymous said...

Stop the whining! Just spend an hour researching the black liberation theology and you see why so many blacks fail. Imagine being indoctrinated with that hatred philosophy on a weekly/daily basis and you will see why so many blacks fail. Until this 'woe is me' mentality is eliminated, there will never be an elimination of poverty, and children will continue to fail.

Anonymous said...

Imagine that a country has is beset by an enemy that invades it after the harvest every year. So, this country builds a great wall to keep the invader out. This works. After many years, the climate changes, and the people find themselves in great need of building materials to build better shelters. Their need is very great, and they look at the wall, and they think, "Here are the building materials we need!" So they tear down the wall, build their buildings ... and the next year, the invaders come back, take their harvest; and to teach them a lesson they kill half the population.

Racial injustice was a fact in the 1960's, when the civil rights laws were passed. There were two ways the country could have gone. First, it could simply have prosecuted discrimination in the distribution of public jobs and public services. Second, it could have practiced social engineering. The first approach is simply avoidance of wrongdoing; the second approach invades private action and attempts to force people to adopt a new standard in their private behavior.

We all know which road our government took.

A law that, at least in principle, treats everyone equally is the wall. Discriminatory application of that law is the climate change. Changing the law to discriminate in the other direction, and to force Whites to treat Black differently in their private dealings, is the destruction of that wall. And the social debacle that is now approaching is the return of the invaders, who will be more angry than if there had never been a wall at all.

Black anger at American's history of racial injustice is understandable. But under normal circumstances, people who have a positive attitude toward life want to get past their anger, be productive and live in peace with their neighbors. They do not institutionalize their anger and look for ways to perpetuate it. Our government's social engineering for the last 40 or 50 years has not solved the race problem in America; it has exacerbated it. It has turned what would have been merely a violent storm into an approaching hurricane.

White America is losing its guilt. When Black America realizes the guilt card is gone, I fear there will be violence.

Anonymous said...

Please,

What guilt? White American has never had any true guilt. They have had to be forced at every turn for any measure of justice. Its not just anger, its quite rational not to want your goverment you pay taxes to not to experiement on you as in the 40 year Tuskegee experiment, for example. Minimizing it to simply anger is only self-deceptive on your part.

Any social engineering has been half-hearted at best. Affirmative-action became a program primarily for white women almost as soon as its inception, so nothing substantially has been done. Most of us are very productive, but that doesn't mean we are going to go sit down and shut up like you want us to. On the contrary, when I realized that GMAC gives me a higher interest rate for my 800 credit score compared to a white male (well publicized), it made me even more determined. You actually think we are going to be quiet about that?

"Living in peace" as you say is based on justice. There will be none until this society is just. Lets face it, the fact is that whites are starting to slip in general. Jobs are going to India, China, and yes, Nambia, Ghana, and South Africa, as quiet as its kept. Yet, whites still want to waste time using Blacks as a scapegoat for their own incompetence and inability to keep the economic upper hand in the world out of frustration.

Could it be that the second point of frustration is that whites had thought they "domesticated" us? Attempt to marginalize Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, and the rest will fall in line? Sorry buddy. The American Enterprise Institute pseudoscholars actually believe race will "become more nuanced"...Not going to happen until there is substantive reform. Its not an option. -Kel

Anonymous said...

Those hipocrites won`t cease, I think that pictures of white atrocities from the 50`s and 60`s should be on T.V. instead of or along side Dr. Wrights remarks, you know the ones where fire hoses are being used on peaceful protester.

And like any pulpit where the word is preached, there is a alter call why don`t they show the alter call bunch of hipocrites.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a closet racist and his in-actions prove it. He sat in that church for 20 years and listened to these hateful and racist diatribes by this pastor. His choice.....fine! However, it is my choice (and others) who make it their choice not to vote and not to support this closet racist for any office. He wouldn't even get elected to the Senate now. Obama's reaction for his defense was to throw his white grandmother under the bus. Nice guy!

Anonymous said...

Beware Everyone!

They--institutions of education, the media etc.---are trying to flip the true defintions of "racist" and "racism." They are trying to make it seem like anyone can be racist, remarks from anyone can be racist. Dust off those old, pre 9/11, college text books and reference books to recall the true definitions.

For Rev. Wright to say that america is a racist entity, is true. See, you have to know that america is not a country. It is a racist entity that is comprised of european members of secret societies.

But interestingly, a few Blacks are members of certain of those secret societies,like C. Powell and C. Rice--and yes B. Obama. Because, all presidential candidates--who had/have strong potential to be candidates are selected from those secret societies. This is now common knowledge, but it gets swept under the rug. A recent African periodical did an indepth article on this topic. And it shows how all of the "american" presidents that were in office--were members of one or more of those societies that seeks to maintain a status quo.

Anonymous said...

These people are a sad display of humanity, it`s like they have to find something wrong with Barack. He`s a muslim or he`s a this or that. Now I guess they`re saying if he not a muslim then he`s a bad christian.

Pastor Wright,he has a very blessed ministry, the world does not get it; when they persecute the man of God they are really doing him a favor, I mean Jezabel may come after him, but once he gets to his hiding place, he`ll see a display of the awsomeness of God`s power, then a still small voicetelling him why are you hiding.

After all the lies told on him and after all of the slander, I would say to the world be very carefull not to touch his anointing, oh my God I believe many may have already commited the unpardonable sin!

Miranda said...

Some of these folks are gonna be so mad when Obama gets the nomination. I can't wait for the first debate against McCain - to be fair, Obama needs to spot McCain 20 points because he's gonna wipe the floor with Mcinsane and "dem foke" gonna have to come to grips with their denial of "there is no more racism!!" and their own prejudices and justify why they just can't vote for Obama...it will be interesting.

Brother OMi said...

Rev. Wright didn't say anything racist, if anything he was critical of the U.S. government and American people in general.

Anonymous said...

This is right on time. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I applaud Jeremiah Wright for having the courage to speak the truth in support of people of color, but I'd wish to see him to speak the truth for all the people in this country.
I'm a white emigrant and i see the racism in my way, too.
This racism comes not only from the white people, but many ways I've experienced it from African-Americans too.

Anonymous said...

I am very dissappointed in Rev Wright recent speeches and seemingly attack on Obama and black churches. As an African American and a Christian, who has been in church all my life, I can definitely say that he does not speak for All black churches, nor does he speak for all blacks. For him to say that when Louis Farrakan speaks ALL blacks listen, he must be crazy. Just because he listens and perhaps has persuaded his congregation to listen, does not mean that ALL blacks listen. He speaks in absolutes without any facts. For him to say that Farrakan is not his enemy, that he didn't "make me this color", what does that mean?

He is an insult and the most arrogant, self-serving preacher I have seen in a long time. To think that at his age, this is the wisdom that he has. It is very dissappointing. He may have some truth but to have the wisdom to know what to do with that truth and how to communicate it without parading himself as the Saviour for blacks, he does not. I have known of his good works in the past but for him to put himself up above the greater good right now is arrogance personofied. For him to keep saying that he is a pastor and will be one when the election is over, I wish he act like a pastor and think of the sheep more than he is thinking of himself.
There were thousands who had risen to his defense and set the record straight. He could have just shut up after his first interview. Now he is on a campaign for himself and that is not a pastor's heart but a manifestation of full-blown pride.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Watkins, did I hear it wrong ?? Rev.Wright says get does not blame the American people, but rather the Government !! I thought the American people elected the Government !! RC

Anonymous said...

trust me their a different spin with Rev. wright & Barack Obama
there are playing politics, saying one thing..

Anonymous said...

Dr. Boyce,

I can't believe your saying this. While I agree everyone has their opinion,its appalling to me that people are really on "Rev" Wrights side. As an educator also and a Christian, I have a few concerns. Rev. Wright is suppose to be a Reverend, yet while he had millions of viewers watching him, he decided to have a show, rather than save lives. We could have our first African-American President, yet there are always people there to ruin a good thing, and when it comes to African-Americans, it is always African-Americans that ruins African-Americans. Please know that Reverend Wright should be preaching the gospel and not the hate, he should be preaching love and hope, and not despair.

Anonymous said...

I'm white. I live in a small southern town and have two children. One is white and one is not. I also consider myself a kind of lesser Christian. I happen to think that it is hard to love strangers, but that empathy and compassion are just about as good, and while forgiveness is always hard, mercy is much easier. Yet, even if I had the strength to forgive a harm seventy times I would still only turn the other cheek once. That is why I am a lesser Christian. I am sorry about that, but I fear for the future of my children and cannot afford uncompromising principles. I have enemies. My enemies have created a world in which my children, and by extension others like them, do not count or are made to suffer because powers of darkness in high places and low have neither empathy nor compassion, are incapable of mercy, mock forgiveness and even suborn justice. I would entertain mercy and possibly forgiveness for them if they were already defeated, but they are not. I really don't much give a damn what color these enemies are or what they preach. I have come to know them by their works. I do not count Jeremiah Wright among them..

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah Wright has set back the dialogue between white and black like 20 years. By the way Jeremiah, how is that multi-million home going, the several high cost autombiles, etc. If he is so anti- american I would suggest he give these items up and move back to Africa to help those people of his original roots. He talks from both sides of his mouth. We do not need this kind of an Afican-American in our country. You are creating more problems than you are solving. What are you doing for the American folks now that you are a rich man.

Anonymous said...

I just have one point of many to make here today. Whites today were not the ones who had slaves. Stop crying about slavery. It was a monstrous part of America's history. But today, Freedom is great. You are free to go back the the "motherland". If you don't want to be here...go home! You yourself are not forced to live here and have never been.

Anonymous said...

The United Nations is a subversive and essentially useless entity. Unless that is, you subscribe to the notion that the United States of America's national interests should be subordinate to supranational institutions including the "U.N.", the "International Criminal Court", the "World Court" and other anti-democratic entities. The United States of America is governed by its Constitution. Obama, Clinton, and McCain are all to some degree willing to place America under the thrall of these dangerous institutions. W/respect to racism and all the other isms the grievance groups constantly whine about, be advised that the American people have moved on. You should follow suit.

Anonymous said...

I THINK EVERYONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO REALLY READ GOD'S LETTER TO US AND NOT CHERRY PICK WHAT SUITS THEM. WE ARE ALL HIS CHILDREN HE MAY NOT LIKE WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HE WILL THUMP OUR GORD TO GET US BACK ON TRACK SO KNOCK IF OFF WITH THE RACISM IT IS GETTING SO OLD. YES THERE IS STILL IGNORANT PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD BUT GOD CREATED ALL THE RACES AND SAID IT IS GOOD. I PUT MY FAITH IN GOD NOT MAN,CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A RELIGION IT IS A LIFE STYLE,WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND BY THE MERCY OF GOD WE CAN REPENT AND MOVE ON.I HAVE NO GUILT OF FEELING THAT I'M A RACIST BECAUSE I DON'T AGREE WITH ALL THE GARBAGE THAT IS OUT THERE.SLAVERY,HOLOCOST, AND OTHER WRONGS THAT HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY WERE HORRIBLE BUT WE LEARN FROM IT AND TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER.IF WE ARE SUCH A ROTTEN COUNTRY AS SOME CLAIM NO ONE IS KEEPING YOU HERE YOU ARE FREE,FREE,FREE TO LEAVE ANYTIME YOU WANT TO.THERE NOT TO MANY OTHER FORIEGN PLACES THAT ALLOW YOU TO RUN THIER COUNTRY DOWN WITHOUT BEING JAILED,OR KILLED SO GO LIVE THERE. IF YOUR FREEDOMS THERE ARE MORE THEN IN THE USA PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL I'LL JOIN YOU UNTIL THEN TRY TO FIND SOMETHIN GOOD ABOUT THIS COUNTRY I HAVE SAYING WHAT I AM SAYING RIGHT NOW. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

Anonymous said...

Go Bill Cosby... Sharpton and Jackson are has-been race-baiters.. Clean up your own back yard, there isn't anyone who will do it for you except yourself.. Cut the poor me attitude, make your own way on this earth with-out hand outs.

Take responsibility for your own actions, I will take responsibility for mine.

Anonymous said...

WIPE THE FLOOR.. Obama can't run two thoughts in his head without having the text to read in front of him. It's all ers, ahs, ehs... McCain will be the one wiping the floor.

Anonymous said...

WIPE THE FLOOR.. Obama can't run two thoughts in his head without having the text to read in front of him. It's all ers, ahs, ehs... McCain will be the one wiping the floor.

paul s. said...

I'm white and I don't feel guilty. My irish grandparents came to america long after slavery was exterminated. We didn't own slaves. We didn't buy or sell anyone. I OWE blacks the same they owe me-NOTHING. Happiness is never attainable to those who wallow in the injuries of the past. Look to the future- oh sorry, that would mean you'de actually have to shut your anti-american pie hole and contribute to the greater good of society. I don't see that ever happening.

DOUGLAS FIELD said...

SENATOR OBAMA,PLEASE LET AMERICA KNOW YOUR FEELINGS ON THIS US JUDICIAL INJUSTICE ???


***LETS ALL HOPE OUR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA FRIENDS ALSO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS POSSIBLE FUTURE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA'S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

**WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL HORROR CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

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