Moving Beyond Racism Memories, Transformations, and the Start of New Conversations
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During the spring of 2008, one of the media s feeding frenzies involved a United Church of Christ congregation in Chicago, pastored by the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright. For days and weeks, all one could see on every news channel were a few very short clips, absent of context, of Reverend Wright s sermons preached some time ago. What followed outraged many on both sides of the political fence. The sound bites lent themselves to commentators easy, negative analysis of the sermons. In the traditional media, commentators offered an interpretation, couched in the language of patriotism, that Wright was too angry, that he overstated the problem of racism in America today. While some were…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: White River Press
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall