Thanks - I missed your second post, but am glad to see your candor on this.
Hard to tell what might be motivating Wright - your "extend his moment in the sun" point may well be it. I have also wondered if he is not just resentful about the new spirit Obama is presenting with rspect to Black - White relations. There is perhaps a generational thing at work here - Wright, and Jesse Jackson and other like leaders grew up and were formed in a different age 1950-1970. A great deal has changed since then, and new generations of Blacks and Whites are arising that have largely had a very different formative experience than their parents. Wright is retiring from a powerful ministry right now, and that has its own, sometimes profound, psychological effects on one facing such an experience. I have wondered if he is not merely angry, thinking of himself, not Obama, and the power that is slipping away from him.
Northwestern withdraws Rev. Jeremiah Wright's graduation invite, honorary degree offer
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