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Pastor Jeremiah Wright

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Who cares about what I’m going through? Who cares about what poor people have to put up with? Who cares about what a poor black man has to face every day in a country and a culture controlled by rich white people?

Somebody missed that — you got nervous, because we got some white members here. I’m still in Bible country. I am still in in the text.

Jesus was a poor, black man who lived in a country and who lived in a culture that was controlled by rich white people. The Romans were rich, the Romans were Italians — which means they were European, which means they were white — and the Romans ran everything in Jesus’ country.

It just came to me within the past few weeks, y’all, why so many folks are hatin’ on Barack Obama. He doesn’t fit the model: He ain’t white, he ain’t rich, and he ain’t privileged.

Hillary fits the mold. Europeans fit the mold. Giuliani fits the mold. Rich white men fit the mold.

Hillary never had a cab whizz past her and not pick her up because her skin was the wrong color. Hillary never had to worry about being pulled over in her car as a black man driving in the wrong [neighborhood] ...

I am sick of Negroes who just do not get it!

Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single-parent home. Barack was! Barack knows what it means to be a black man livin’ in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people! Hillary can never know that!

Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger! Hillary has never had her people defined as non-persons! Hillary ain’t had to work twice as hard just to get accepted by the rich white folks who run everything, or to get a passing grade when you know you are smarter than that C student sittin’ in the White House!

Ohhh, I am so glad that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor black man, and in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich white people!

He taught me, Jesus did, how to love my enemies. Jesus taught me how to love the hell outta my enemies! And not be reduced to their level of hatred, bigotry, and smallmindedness.

Hillary ain’t never had her own people say she wasn’t white enough!

Jesus had his own people sidin’ with the enemy!

That’s why I love Jesus, y’all. He never let their hatred dampen his hope ...

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