AP Describes Black Minister’s Mockery of Whites As Not Right As ‘Note of Racial Caution’

Tim Graham, Newsbusters, January 20, 2009

The Associated Press noticed liberal Rev. Joseph Lowery’s prayer raised eyebrows {snip}. That divisive note drew this headline: “Lowery gives sole inaugural note of racial caution.” The entire dispatch was brief:


After the first black president had been sworn in, Rev. Joseph Lowery ended his benediction with a rhyme familiar to black churchgoers:

“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around . . .”

There was laughter from the enormous crowd. {snip}

“When yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.”


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