Monday, March 17, 2008

Another WTF Moment!

Found over at WND:
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

Maybe I'm just one of those stupid whitey's he's so pissed about, but surely the 'Reverend' Wright is aware that near 100% of the women in the Sudan are black?

Am I missing something here? Some conspiracy?

Maybe there are a lot of white women in Darfur who aren't being raped daily?

I would have thought that as a preacher, and a man of God, he would have a bit more compassion for other members of the wider American community.

Then again, maybe he does. It's just the members of the whiter American community he has no feeling for.

I've mentioned in passing on other blogs that I don't consider him a spiritual person. More an ideologue who uses the trappings of christianity to market his prejudices.

God bless the USA - in his home country, he can get away with racist, divisive rhetoric without being strung up like he would be in, say, Darfur.


At 1:04 AM, Blogger fromwembley said...

I liked this post. This black preacher mentor of Obama - why are we only now learning about his prejudice against America?

About Ms. Holloway - I would be just as upset about any other young, rich, high school grad being killed while on a vacation getaway. She had a life full of potential. I don't begrudge her comfortable upper class status. It is the background of the story that makes it tragic - not that she's White. The truth is she may have been done in by at least one young Dutch White man.

Anyway, the post summed it up nicely. It is White victims that generally have less value in US in the media. As for Darfur - those rapists are black, it is a sick situation in the middle of a civil war, and there is plenty of public support for what those people are going through.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger MK said...

There are lots of things the media doesn't report on. We get a lot more news about stupid celebrities in hollywood but little about what our troops are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. Perhaps that's the kind of bias that's acceptable to Rev. Wright, like racism against whites.


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