Did you catch that? Did I hear right?
The Reverend Joseph E. Lowery just delivered the benediction following President Obama’s speech, and finished with a slap in the face to white folk with his plea that “white will embrace what is right.”
Wow, that’s the way to bring about the racial healing that the civil rights leaders keep lecturing us about, to speak nobly of people of each race as Reverend Lowery did, then finish with the snickering “white will learn what is right.”
Where has it been established that in 2009 we Caucasians haven’t learned what is right? What if a white pastor finished off a prayer with the plea that “black will learn what is right?”
The actual quote was “We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.”
His plea for the white people of America to “embrace what is right” really stole the show. And I thought Barack Obama was the post-racial candidate. The Reverend Lowery obviously does not see it that way.
Yep, that was a bit tough to swallow. Disappointed? Yes.
Offended? I have to say yes.
My prayer is still that God will guide President Obama. I also pray that Obama is not listening to Rev. Lowery.