Wright's statement about AIDS (I don't have the actual text handy -W.) being created to exterminate black people is apparently based on a theory popular in some black communities, which may in turn have derived from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
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- 2008-05-05 [Talk|Index] The Candidate, the Preacher and the Unconscious Mind § “On the eve of crucial presidential primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has found himself dogged by questions about his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.”: guilt by association
- 2008-03-29 [Talk|Index] The Chickens of Identity Politics Come Home to Roost § “This is what the triangulation of Obama has helped to unleash: most Americans will now doubt the moral authority of the African-American intellectual and religious community not just to question the questionable racial remarks of a Bill Clinton, Ed Rendell, or Geraldine Ferraro, but also the Wright-like crudity of a Don Imus or a Michael Richards. Context is now king.”
- 2008-03-28 [Talk|Index] Deeper and Deeper § by James Taranto: “Does this mean he would have left? Or does it mean he would have stayed but felt uncomfortable? And when did Wright apologize? Blogger Tom Maguire undertakes an extensive investigation, and the answer appears to be: Never. In fact, Obama came close to apologizing to Wright.”
- 2008-03-21 [Talk|Index] The full story behind Rev. Jeremiah Wright's 9/11 sermon § “One of the most controversial statements in this sermon was when he mentioned "chickens coming home to roost." He was actually quoting Edward Peck, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and deputy director of President Reagan's terrorism task force, who was speaking on FOX News.”
- 2008-03-18 [Talk|Index] A More Perfect Union § speech by Barack Obama, with video
- 2008-03-14 [Talk|Index] John McCain Supports Barack Obama on Reverend Wright Issue § (video) “During an interview, John McCain expressed his understanding of and appreciation for Barack Obama as some seek to attack him over controversial comments his pastor has made.”
- 2008-05-02 BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Essay on Reverend Wright | PBS: Bill Moyers weighs in, after having interviewed Wright; brings up the double-standard and context issues
- 2008-04-16 fox news owned: a (white) preacher who personally knows Wright and Louis Farrakahn, and knew Martin Luther King Jr., defends Wright very eloquently in the face of questioning by a Fox News reporter. He emphasizes the importance of understanding remarks "in context".