Monday, March 17, 2008

Barack Obama Responds

Obama responds to the issues of his pastor's inflammatory remarks in this video.

It's a shame that its impossible for him to speak frankly on the issues of race in our nation, the relationships between race, poverty and opportunities in a country in which 1 in 9 black men are behind bars. Hurricane Katrina pulled back the curtain on poverty and race in America. Does anyone really believe that its only like that in New Orleans? What a disgrace. Its no wonder black people are angry.

It will be impossible to move beyond these problems unless we can join together to build our common future. "United we stand, divided we fall," was first used in 1768 to bind the nation together in pursuit of independence. The divisiveness of today's society have been a luxury of the success that sprang from that bold experiment. But it will be our return to unity that will carry us through the challenges of the future.

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