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He denounced the harshness of Wright's words — not because they were false, he said, but because they did not acknowledge the strides that the U.S.
has made in the fight against racism. Obama said his own candidacy shows how far the country has come.
Since joining this discussion, I've read through countless websites about Black Liberation Theology. I think I am beginning to understand what is
The way it is starting to come together for me is this: In the 1960s and 1970s, when this movement was officially started, racism against
African-Americans was still widely practice. It effected every aspect of an African-Americans life.
I can actually remember this from the white perspective, as white child of the time. I imagine the rhetoric adopted by the originators was simply in
response to the their treatment by the white community. I am not saying every white person treated black people in a negative manner. What I know
true is this: As the son of a Marine, I lived in 5 distinct geographic locations during the 1970s. Everywhere I went, I observed that black people
were treated as inferior. People become hostile when they are treated that way.
I posted the above quote to show what Obama has to say about Black Liberation Theology. I believe Obama seriously stands by his statement that the
U.S. has made strides in the fight against racism.
However, while I believe that Black Liberation Theology no longer advocates for the destruction of the white people, I have found it incongruent with
my beliefs, It has nothing to do with my lack of Christian faith, but more rooted in my dislike for Marxism.
I will likely read more about this at another time. I need to determine for myself if the movement is still pushing a Marxist agenda, and if so, I
will need to determine the presidents view of this before the election.
edit on 9-9-2012 by tamusan because: (no reason given)