Aw, is that an echo? I could swear I read that very same expression somewhere...<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>And this helps explain, perhaps, my relationship with Reverend Wright. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. He contains within him the contradictions the good and the bad of the community that he has served diligently for so many years.<br><br>I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.<br><br>These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I don't know if it is particularly ironic or just sad that a speech that talks of accepting people in their whole is so taken out of context.<br><br>These responses are predicated on two things though: people don't read, people are stupid.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
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