Until the Lion tells its own story, it will be told by the hunter. I'm thankful the Lion, Rev. Jeremiah Wright has come to the forefront, telling his story and not allowing the bigoted corporate media to define and misalign who he is.
The attack dogs have been on the prowl for the past several months, mauling every snipped of this man of God sermons. Designed to stir up racial overtones and question the integrity of a man of unquestionable honor and integrity.
I know there will be many in America who will never accept this man on his merits, because of the negative seed that has been sown by the media. Nevertheless, he did a great job explaining the difference between the races which is a great thing and should be embraced.
In other words, he was explaining how we should appreciate others who are different, which does not mean deficient, instead of projecting our fears because we don't understand the deficiency within ourselves, as it pertains to those who are not like us.
I love the point he made on language, as I experienced first hand the facts he pointed out when I was stationed in England serving in the US Air Force. The minute I opened my mouth, they didn't identify me as a black man, but as a 'Bloody Yank' because of the way I talked.
Overall I would say probably less than 2% of white people have ever known or had occasion to participate in the black Church experience. Never mind knowing anything about the inner city recreational centers, crime, single black females to include grandmothers trying to raise a family on their own, drug addicts, alcohol abuse and many other plights of the black community. This is what Rev. Wright is all about; he's an open book, with a heart to do God's will in ministering to his people.
It amazes me how a black man with all the degrees of life, who has done everything they said he must do to achieve the status of Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief and it's never good enough.
No matter how many times this man explains himself, for many in the white community it will never be good enough. Never mind their bigotry, hatred, prejudices, and judgemental attitudes of those with the tar and feathers.
To them I say, take the plank out of your eye before you try to remove the speck out of Rev. Wright's eye.