Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I'm pretty blown away by this speech. It's by far the most intelligent, honest, and realistic speech on race in America that anyone's bothered to give Americans in, well, maybe ever. This is what I want the president to sound like and think like.

And by the way, Barack wrote it himself.


Zee said...

I agree, for the most part, with your assessment. The nuance in his speaking about race and the racist culture in this country was brilliant.

However, I take issue with his statement that it is ignorance to believe that the problems in the MIddle East, specifically in Israel-Palestine, are due to Israel's unsustainable and illegal actions, and its unconditional support by our own country, rather than "Islamic extremism." I know he "has" to say it in order to be elected, but it still disappoints me greatly that this is the case.

TioChuy said...

You may not get it at first and then it will hit you and you will soil your drawers. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/black_guy_asks_nation_for_change