Thursday, March 27, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

Some commenting on Reverend Jeremiah Wright's style of speech say that his forceful language is designed to solicit discussion and to make people think. If that is the case, then I believe that Ann Coulter hit the proverbial nail on the head with Throw Grandma Under the Bus. She states correctly that discrimination against white people is not only legal, but that it is also mandatory in some instances such as employment and University enrollment. She also very plainly states that Barack Obama gives Rev Wright a pass while essentially calling his grandmother a racist.

Barack has attempted to position himself as the candidate that is beyond race and as a unifying force for all America. As he said in his 2004 DNC keynote address,
...there is not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America -- there’s the United States of America.

Well, be careful what you wish for as the door has now been opened to discuss racism by all races, not just "typical white people". I believe that we can move beyond race as a country. I also believe that people like Rev Wright are the main obstacle to doing so.

##That's my opinion##

1 comment:

Beth said...

People like Wright would rather rant than actually come up with solutions. Maybe that's where Obama gets it from, his lack of solutions that is.