Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

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CHAPTER 1. “THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE”: AMERICA AS A HOUSE DIVIDED

1. United Church of Christ, “What is the United Church of Christ?” http://www .ucc.org/about-us/what-is-the-united-church-of.html.

2. Ibid.; Barbara Brown Zikmund, “Beyond Historical Orthodoxy,” United Church of Christ, http://www.ucc.org/about-us/hidden-histories/beyond-historical-orthodoxy .html.

3. GreatSeal.com, “E Pluribus Unum—Origin and Meaning of the Motto Carried by the American Eagle,” http://www.greatseal.com/mottoes/unum.html.

4. John Fischer, “Germantown Neighborhood of Philadelphia,” About.com, http:// philadelphia.about.com/od/neighborhoods/p/germantown.html.

5. Ronald Kessler, “Obama’s Mythology about Pastor Wright,” Cutting Edge, April 21, 2008, http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=446.

6. Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1995, 2004), 282.

7. Biography.com, “Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Biography,” http://www.biography.com/ articles/Jeremiah-A.-Wright-Jr.-29958.

8. Ibid.

9. James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation, Twentieth Anniversary Edition (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990), 7, 21–22, 28.

10. “Transcript: Rev. Jeremiah Wright Speech to National Press Club,” Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2008, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-wrighttranscript04282008,0,3113697.story.

11. Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope (New York: Three Rivers Press), 202–4, 207–8.

12. Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri, “Obama’s Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11,” March 13, 2008, ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id= 4443788.

13. Barack Obama, “A More Perfect Union,” National Constitution Center, March 18, 2008, http://constitutioncenter.org/amoreperfectunion/docs/Race_Speech_Transcript.pdf.

14. Ibid.; “Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 WMU Speech Found,” Archives and Regional History Collections, http://www.wmich.edu/library/archives/mlk/q-a.html.

15. Obama, “A More Perfect Union.”

16. Ibid.

17. Ibid.

18. Wright went on to make speeches arguing that blacks and whites were “equal” but “different,” relying on different sides of their brains to learn, and worse, comments widely seen as anti-Semitic. But he did so while acknowledging that he was no longer

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