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Posted on 11/03/2008 7:06:46 AM PST by HarvardHater
This is an update of my 8:37 a.m. post -- at the bottom I've included a complete transcript of Prof. Charles Ogletree's attack on white Americans as racist. A reader suggested it would be good to post a transcript, and I'm putting both the old and new material in one new post to keep things simple.
Also, don't miss the clip from Ogletree's speech in which he admits that the Obama campaign has hidden Rev. Wright until after the election (he even jokes about it, to much laughter from the Harvard crowd):
Now we have TWO prominent Obama supporters recently injecting race into the campaign. Each calls Obama biracial (not black or African-American).
1. A senior advisor to Obama (Harvard law prof. Charles Ogletree) said in an Oct. 25 speech at Harvard that white Americans are racist, and they can't disprove that by electing Obama, because he's biracial:
2. A Democratic congressman (Jerrold Nadler) recently said that Obama likely felt to have a political career he HAD to join Jeremiah Wright's radical black church, because he's biracial (i.e., to prove he was "black enough"), and once Obama realized "the guy's a lunatic," Obama didn't have the courage to leave:
And we have John McCain completely avoiding Wright, at the risk of losing the election as a result, so there can't be even a hint of him playing the race card. Apparently Obama and his allies are the only ones who can discuss the connection between the election and race, at least while the campaign is still going on.
On that point, please note that it's not just that Harvard Law had a whole program for its reunion weekend on race and the election (at which Ogletree made his remarks):
Right now, Harvard Law has a WHOLE COURSE (looks like a "gut" course) devoted to race and the 2008 election! It can't even wait until the election's over to give its students academic credit for discussing what no one else (at least not Republicans) is supposed to discuss (at least publicly).
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TRANSCRIPT OF OGLETREE'S OCT. 25 REMARKS AT HARVARD:
Let me offer my sort of sobering comment on that as well.
I have three granddaughters: six years old, four years old, and nine months old. And I wish I could optimistically say that race wont matter 50 years from now, but I cant say that, cause Ill say it for them, to give them the sense that they can be what they wanna be but I dont think were there yet, or near there yet, because of the ingrained white perceptions of race, whether its Latino, or African-American, Native American, or Asian American.
And I say that even if you look at the growth of the congressional black caucus, 43 members now, I think, almost every one is elected by a majority-minority population. Theres not a single African-American Republican whos in Congress today.
Greg Campbell was there for a minute, J.C. Watts was there for a minute, but theres something still in America that keeps that from happening. And thus we havent had that difficult conversation on seeing people as different.
And I fear that Barack Obama becomes the exception, that is, its not like youre gonna judge everybody without race. Hes that way because he happens to be biracial.
Its very interesting to think about how people see race in the twenty-first century.
END OF TRANSCRIPT
These race baiters are obsessed with “race”.
There is no “race” except human. There are ethnicities.
I’ve been saying that this was going to happen for a long time.
There are a number of people who earn their living off of the animosity that they create by claiming that whites are racist and that whites are source of black’s problems.
If Obama gets elected that throws a wrench in that argument, so these people have to find the easiest way to distinguish Obama in order to maintain their hateful ideology.
yep, the race pimps have made their existence on baiting.