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The real Rev. Wright
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 4/20/2008 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 04/20/2008 8:44:33 AM PDT by markomalley

In his speech on race, Sen. Barack Obama tried to explain away his longtime minister's denunciations of America by saying that for blacks of his generation, memories of "humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away."

But an examination by Newsmax.com of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.'s background reveals that Obama's characterization of his former pastor's upbringing is mythology.

Described by Obama as his sounding board and mentor for more than two decades, Wright was born in Philadelphia in 1941. He lived in a racially mixed section called Germantown, which consisted of homes on broad tree-lined streets in northwest Philadelphia. The owners then were middle-class families.

For 62 years, Wright's father, the Rev. Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, was pastor at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown. He was one of the first blacks to receive a degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Wright's mother, Mary Elizabeth Henderson Wright, was a schoolteacher. She was the first black to teach an academic subject at Roosevelt Junior High, the first to teach at Germantown High, and the first to teach at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She became vice principal of Girls High in 1968.

Rather than attend the more racially mixed Germantown High School at 40 East High St., Wright traveled a few miles to the elite Central High School at 1700 West Olney Ave., graduating in 1959. Opened in 1838, Central High has a distinguished past and admits only highly qualified applicants who are privileged to attend from all over the city. It is comparable to the Bronx High School of Science and Boston Latin School, both public schools known for academic excellence.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; jeremiahwright; kessler; obama; obamawright; wright
Good article for bookmarking. Shows that there is a LOT more than meets the eye here.
1 posted on 04/20/2008 8:44:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
posted last week
2 posted on 04/20/2008 8:48:30 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: markomalley
Manufactured anger...prey tell, why would any $elf re$pecting $oul want to do $omething like that?
3 posted on 04/20/2008 8:48:47 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: martin_fierro
posted last week

Ya know, when these MSM outlets republish articles, I sure wish they'd keep the same title as the original!

4 posted on 04/20/2008 8:50:09 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

Bookmark for later


5 posted on 04/20/2008 8:50:16 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: markomalley

good article - another poser defended by a poser


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Only 5 Days After 3,000 Americans Killed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhl-endvco

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9HUdF9OZa8

Obama: Bitter Americans Cling to Guns and Religion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJAl8a3d9Q

Obama’s Racially-Divisive Pastor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUbUBTlmAiA

Obama Disrespecting U.S. Flag and Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8QCkgg5Kjo

The Audacity of Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwjnT4eJJvs

The Audacity of Barack Obama 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeC8BE-2T_k

Is Obama Wright? - Pastor Wright & Senator Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72B3tUAqpo4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnI431s1r6s

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP7lUGn7HWk

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

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6 posted on 04/20/2008 8:51:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: markomalley

He apparently had more economic security than I did growing up. Why so bitter? Oops, there’s that word again.


7 posted on 04/20/2008 8:54:14 AM PDT by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: tennteacher

This is the era of the great black whiners.


8 posted on 04/20/2008 9:01:30 AM PDT by 386wt (Be free and don't die!)
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To: tennteacher

Yeah, he really had it tough, didn’t he?
/s


9 posted on 04/20/2008 9:04:25 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: markomalley


THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY AND OBAMA'S CHURCH

10 posted on 04/20/2008 9:21:54 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: martin_fierro

I missed it last week.


11 posted on 04/20/2008 9:29:55 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: markomalley

Poor guy. Soooooo oppressed. No wonder he hates this country and white people so much.

Pray tell how he’s going to enjoy ‘retirement’ in his million-dollar-mansion in a gated neighborhood - surrounded by (GASP!) the very people he hates.

I feel so sorry for him.

[/s - but you knew that already]


12 posted on 04/20/2008 9:36:52 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: markomalley
Rev Wright is a 'HATE' monger:-)

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13 posted on 04/20/2008 9:38:10 AM PDT by geo40xyz (McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?)
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To: markomalley

I went to Roosevelt JHS.


14 posted on 04/20/2008 12:43:43 PM PDT by larryjohnson (FReepersonaltrainer,USAF(Ret))
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To: markomalley

Turns out Obama and his preacher are liars and race hustlers. In Obama’s case a new and improved race hustler. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can only can they were this slick and edu-macated

Obama— The race hustler with a Harvard degree


15 posted on 04/20/2008 12:51:47 PM PDT by dennisw (Superior attitude. Superior state of mind ---)
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To: markomalley

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

Do it right...or face those "quiet" riots.


16 posted on 04/20/2008 1:50:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

17 posted on 04/20/2008 2:35:12 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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