Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama Speaks Truth To Power About Race

Watching this speech on CNN, I am becoming more impressed with his candidacy. After a quick reference to the founding fathers and slavery, Obama starts off by addressing Reverend Wright's comments and denouncing them, but then goes on to talk about race in our society. This speech is not a stump for votes, it is a real expression of race in America. He talks about how it existed fifty years ago and how it has, and hasn't changed since. It is the racism in our society that hides under the surface, yet seems to bubble up all over the place.

He mentioned Ferraro's comments and the media's obsession to focus on a few lines from Reverend Wright's sermon. He said we can remain cynical about these soundbites and keep politics going as it has been for a long time now. But. But, we can do it differently and Barack Obama is calling for a change. He knows that the economic hardships Americans are facing aren't just about race, it is about the corporate culture that has been allowed to fester on our country, destroying our collective soul.

Of course, you don't have to take my opinion on it for anything, just read it yourself, and ask what direction you want the country to be in once this election is over.