Mar 19, 2008
Rev. Wright not Wrong
I'm not bothered by Rev. Wright's sermons. As Obama explained, he's from a previous generation who experienced much more overt racism. He is a black preacher, preaching to a black congregation in a black church. I feel they are entitled to console and bond in any manner which provides comfort. To my knowledge his preaching has not incited racial violence. I think in respecting various ethnicities we must realize our perspectives are not homogenized and pasteurized like a quart of milk. Jews speak of "never again," that is not exactly the concept of forgiveness taught by Jesus, but their collective memory is understandable. Obama need not explain his church affiliation to me. (just most of his other policies)
I first expressed the above opinion on a comment section of LVPoliblog
The photograph is of Jewish heavyweight Abe Simon knocking out Al Hart in 1938. Simon would wear the Star of David on his boxing trunks when fighting in NYC, it wasn't racist, it was target select promotion and ethnic pride.