Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Have a Dream

I heard yet another black citizen claim on national television yesterday that Obama's presidency is going to build unity in this country. I could be somewhat hopeful of such a result if there had not been such resounding applause to Rev. Lowery's Inauguration "benediction":

Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- (laughter) -- when yellow will be mellow -- (laughter) -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- (laughter) -- and when white will embrace what is right.

My children reacted with shocked indignation at that remark. They're both white, by the way.

Interestingly, Lowery described the Obama children as "angelic."

1 comment:

Fotofule said...

I had the same reaction to the last line. I heard an interview with Rev. Lowery on NPR the day before. Did you know he's from Troy?