“I’m not here for political reasons…. I’m NOT running for the oval office, I’ve been running for Jesus a long long time” and the tone in the room was AMEN.
The keynote speaker for the NAACP 2008 dinner was the passionate Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor who ruffled feathers with past sermons (which were NOT played in their entirety).
Rev. Wright explained “divisive” and “different” during his speech. He explained the many differences between blacks and whites using music and song as examples. His tongue was sharp, his tone was clear and passionate with many humorous moments. The speech was aimed at many people of different faiths.
People need to get over the drama and focus on the now… the recked economy and recked moral fiber of the nation. Rev. Wright has many points all which are spiritual, political and social. With the help of a leader such as Barack Obama now may be the time to risk social growth and advancement. Perhaps now is the time to care about something or someone further than an arms length.
Video provided by CNN.com