Speaking at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, Rev. Wright once again aimed harsh words toward the White political establishment and was critical of African Americans who studied at predominately White universities and colleges. A one-time friend and ally of Obama’s, could Wright’s outburst reignite a feud between the men during a critical moment in the election cycle?
“As we celebrate the foundations of our future, this is not a time to romanticize because we have the first African-descended president in the White House,” Wright said during his Sunday sermon at the church that celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. “You see what the tea party is trying to do.”
Wright would add, “We need to tell our children how we got from a Black congressman named Adam Clayton Powell to a black president named Barack Hussein Obama. But we also need to tell them how we have Black politicians who steal money.”
Perhaps the sharpest digs that may have been aimed toward the president were also the most tongue-in-cheek references made. Referring to Blacks who were raised in White society as “biscuits” and “sheep dogs,” Rev. Wright’s words were not minced.
“Take that baby, him or her away from the African mother, away from the African community, away from the African experience and put them Africans over at the breasts of Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago, UCLA, or UC Berkeley,” Wright said.
“Turn them into biscuits. Let them get that alien DNA all up inside their brain and they will turn on their own people in defense of the ones who are keeping their own people under oppression. Sheep dogs.”