According to sermon excerpts republished by The Blaze Reverend Jeremiah Wright implored parents to teach “African-American history and not the one taught by our enemies who distort our history, diss our history.” The list of black Americans who contributed greatly to the fabric of our nation as cited by Reverend Wright include Rosa Parks, Nat Turner, Zora Neale, Emmett Till and Paul Robeson, among others – but he did not name Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to his list, The Daily Caller reports.
“They are the foundation. These stones of memory shall serve as a sign among you so that in the future when you children, who only know Oprah and Obama, when our children who speak the language of Nas, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Ludacris. When your children ask you who are these people and what do these stones mean, these stones mean, you can tell them what it is that God did to get us from where we were to where we are. We need to tell our children how we got from a black congressman named Adam Clayton Powell to a black president named Barack Hussein Obama. But we also need to tell them how we have black politicians who steal money,” Reverend Wright stated during the sermon according to republished excerpts.
The American colleges which Reverend Wright feels are turning black people into “sheep dogs” and “biscuits – his term for African-Americans raised in white America include UCLA, University of Chicago, Yale, Harvard and “trinity schools.”
“There’s white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They will kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life,” Reverend Wright stated during the Baptist Church anniversary service.
Encouraging parents to educate their children about their specific heritage at home is a worthy idea. But claiming the need for such enrichment is based upon the need to combat institutional racism is ridiculous. The fact that the President of the United States sat in a pew for many years listening to a man spew such hatred and racial discord is more than a bit unsettling. One should take pride in their heritage and cultural traditions and pass them onto their children; but doing so does not require fostering a racist mindset, creating a divide in the next generation of Americans.