Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Simple Observation on Wright

So white, vaguely conservative-ish America is shocked and surprised that a firebrand black minister in Chicago has bad things to say about the country?

I'm not going to defend people saying that (among other things) AIDS was invented by the government. But I get the sneaking suspicion that this isn't about race, and it isn't about class, and it sure as hell isn't about 9/11 or Wright's (obviously passing) beliefs about the AIDS virus.

It's about radical anti-authoritarianism in the black community, and how it scares the holy hell out of them.

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