The Preacher and the Politician: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America
University of Virginia Press, Sep 14, 2009 - History - 159 pages
Barack Obama's inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama's nomination was nearly derailed by his relationship with Jeremiah Wright, the outspoken former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago. The media storm surrounding Wright's sermons, the historians Clarence E. Walker and Gregory D. Smithers suggest, reveals that America's fraught racial past is very much with us, only slightly less obvious.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KelMunger - LibraryThing
This is a slim book that covers a lot of ground. Subtitled *Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America,* UC Davis prof Walker and Smithers conduct the discussion that should have occurred ... Read full review