April 28, 2008

Obama's spiritual mentor is a racial phrenologist

This guy -- the Rev. Jeremiah Wright -- sure ain't helping Obama's cause. He just won't shut the hell up. Here's yet another outrageous tidbit that Barack is going to have to say "I in no way agree with that" (my emphasis):

"Africans have a different meter, and Africans have a different tonality," [Wright] said. "Europeans have seven tones, Africans have five. White people clap differently than black people. Africans and African-Americans are right-brained, subject-oriented in their learning style," he said. "They have a different way of learning. And so on." (Link.)

This quasi-phrenological nonsense is more than prevalent in education today, as I've written about numerous times. (The Seattle School District, notably, featured this garbage prominently and had a rather unique definition of "racism" on their website. They espoused educational "theories" which hold, for example, that "African American students are frequently more out-front with their emotions," and "Blacks, as a people, are loud.")

Perhaps someone can explain to me how this is any different from "Blacks have better rhythm," or "Blacks are better athletes"? Anyone remember the classic M*A*S*H* episode featuring Harry Morgan as the nutty racist General Steele -- and his classic stereotypical line to [black] chopper pilot Marty Williams?

An astute comment made by a commenter at Michelle Malkin's (again, my emphasis):

A whole world of uncomfortable theories have been unleashed by Dr. Jeremiah Wright. Not only uncomfortable, but unsupportable as well. What are we to make of African-Americans who excel at left-brained thinking? What about the descendants of Europeans who are right-brained, at least based on their creativity? Did I just hear this man give support to racial stereotyping, with the argument that races (at least black and white) are "different," not "deficient"? And what happens when a white man says African-Americans are physically more likely to have certain athletic abilities because of their genetics. Oh, I remember, they're racists. Man, this is more than my left-brained head can keep up with early in the morning. I guess I'll go clap in 2-4 time. Have I got that right, or whould I say, Wright?

Video of the Rev.'s "performance" are here, here and here.

Michelle Malkin remembers nutty Professor Leonard Jeffries' theories on "ice people" and "sun people."


Maybe Rev. Wright can point out in the pic
above the region which controls clapping and
the "subject-oriented" learning style.

Posted by Hube at April 28, 2008 05:00 PM | TrackBack

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Dr. James Watson, who along with Francis Crick in 1962, is credited with discovering the double helix and unraveling DNA. Watson, who won the Noble Prize in 1962, recently told a British newspaper that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours -- whereas all the testing says not really."

He was chastised, speaking engagements and lectures canceled and some even called for the revocation of his Noble Prize. Most importantly, he was quickly labeled a racist and a crackpot!

Let's see what the left has to say about Wright's most recent comments.

Posted by: A. Bundy at April 28, 2008 06:13 PM