Berkleycenter — November 18, 2009 — "I think there's a real sense that, yes, there's tremendous hope and possibility but there's also the reality and specter or race."
In this episode of Faith Complex, University Professor Michael Eric Dyson discusses how race plays a part in understanding the challenges facing the Obama administration. Dr. Dyson also discusses Obama's theology and the importance of Reverend Jeremiah Wright in influencing many of Obama's beliefs.
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As I write, a fierce debate is raging among my colleagues, and indeed among Americans, about the relationship between Barack Obama and his minister/mentor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Americans of all creeds are disturbed by Rev. Wright’s comments- played on what seems like a continuous loop on YouTube- that essentially blame 9/11 on America, and reveal a huge reservoir of toxic anger against insults both real and imagined perpetrated by White America against Black people.
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Ali Abunimah, editor of Electronic Intifada, is quite upset that Obama is pallin’ around with Rahm Israel Emanuel, the son of a so-called “terrorist” with Menachem Begin’s Irgun, back in the 1940s. Emanuel, of course, was Obama’s first appointment, as chief of staff.
From “Hussein” being the middle name we wondered about, Rahm’s middle name — Israel — now has every Haman in the Arab world wondering how the son of an Irgun guy is Obama’s new Mordechai.
Friday, October 24th, 2008
1: Joe The Plumber
Almost all references by leftists (and the ADL) to illegal immigrants simply refer to them as immigrants, their illegal status conveniently ignored. To be against illegal immigration is to branded as anti-immigrant, not anti-illegal immigrant.
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
James Besser in Washington
Over the weekend the blogosphere was filled with speculation about this question: would Sen. John McCain now be leading Sen Barack Obama if he had more actively raised the issue of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Democratic nominee’s former pastor?
Opinion is divided, with many analysts saying that the issue of the sinking economy would still trump all others, but one question has not been actively raised: what about the Jewish community?