Friday, March 28, 2008
A LITTLE CONTEXT (SPIRITUAL/POLITICAL) RELIEF?
Picked this link up from E. Ethelbert Miller's blog. Worth checking out to put things into context. Though I doubt Obama detractors and right-wingers will view this the way those familiar with history and the African-American church and oral tradition will. But it seems obvious to me Wright's comments in this case were totally taken out of context and interpreted almost the opposite way he intended. But the comments on the youtube site make it clear there are a lot of un or under educated folks out there that can't read context, only style, but then that's what a lot of us have been educated to do in a consumer-based society where kids know brands before their own roots and history, hip hop lyrics before the founding documents and/or ideas and ideals, and manufactured teen idols and celebrity gossip before their own sense of self and standards, etc.