Friday, April 03, 2009


I'm attending the much-anticipated conference at the University of Memphis this weekend, "The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today." The keynote address is this evening and is being delivered by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Our local news broadcasts have done all they could in the past week to stir up controversy about Rev. Wright's visit to Memphis, so we'll see how successful they've been. The title of his address, "Some Through the Fire! Some Through the Flood!", is provocative enough...

My guess is that Rev. Wright will pretty much have to say something akin to Kanye West's "Bush doesn't care about black people" in order to raise the ire of Memphians as much as Calipari's departure to Kentucky has.

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