The only reason attitude linger for generations, is because it is passed on. It doesn't need to be. Rev. Wright just encourages this type of attitude and promotes more self segregation, prolonging the problem.Originally posted by: Jhhnn
Heh. So-called "Conservatives" seem to think they can wave the magic wand of denial, erase hundreds of years of racism and the results of it...
Blacks didn't segregate themselves from White America, create the "black community" on a voluntary basis, at all- it was forced on them, along with all it entails. Just because change is taking place doesn't mean that the whole thing is over, done, finished, all better now. The effects and attitudes will linger for generations to come.
People are against affirmative action, because we want people/government to quit looking at people's skin color! The whole judged by the "content of their character, not the color of their skin."So if a man like the Rev Wright has an occasional fit of frustration, tries to point out that things aren't as hunky-dory as rightwing pollyannas might claim, he's earned the right, whether that's well received or not. Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes people can't handle the truth, particularly when it's the simple fact that White racism still has potency, and continues to adversely effect anybody deemed "black". The current wave of sentiment against affirmative action is a symptom of a strong desire to just forget about the whole idea of racial justice, sweep it under the rug, leave the grand goals of equality and integration in the dustbin of history.
Honestly i don't care what Rev Wright says/preaches/believes. They can run their "black" church how ever they want.And attempts to paint Wright as racist on the basis of a few angry remarks are blatantly and self-servingly racist themselves, while attempting to transfer the puffed up mock outrage onto somebody who never uttered them even worse. The smug self-righteousness involved in the attempt to do so is symptomatic of a mind diseased by simplistic sloganeering and pandering to the worst of our irrational natures.
What i do have a problem with is a politician who is attempting to become the President who :
a. Was involved with a church for 20 years, that was extremely focused on race.
b. Who's "mentor" makes racially charged statements, wild claims and who curses America.
Rev. Wright looks at the world through such race tinted vision that aids is government conspiracy to keep people of color down or three strike laws were devised to keep black people in prison. A person with that type a vision should not be mentoring our potential future leaders.