Thursday, May 1, 2008
For a man who wants to see the black community be treated more equally, he sure isn't doing much to make that happen. I think it's time for the Reverend Jeremiah Wright to shut up. How can he say he wants equality when he is bringing down the one man who can help make that happen? A man he has been personally involved with for numerous years - he performed the marriage of the Obama's and baptized their children. Now he seems to be doing everything in his power to make sure Senator Obama doesn't succeed. I have a variety of opinions of why he is doing this - he enjoys the spotlight too much, he gets more attention by being negative than he does by being supportive, he's just plain stupid, and/or he really believes he "speaks for the black community and church." I have seen enough other black Americans, including pastors of all black churches, clearly state "HE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME OR ANY OTHER BLACK PERSON I KNOW." So sad that he brings down an entire race by automatically assuming and announcing he speaks for and represents black Americans. I am sure there are many people who agree with him, but I also believe there are many more who don't.