Don’t Know Much About History…

So how surprised is anyone that Michelle Malkin had never heard “If you’re white, you’re right; if you’re brown, stick around; if you’re black, get back” before, did not have any context for it, did not know what it meant historically, and had to be told by a reader that the Rev. Joseph Lowery did not get it from Jeremiah Wright?

Listen:

No question, Rev. Lowery has led a remarkable life.

But the benediction’s eloquence was marred by glib racialism.

Lowery got big cheers when he weaved in a weird prayer rap expressing his hope for a future in which the “brown would stick around,” the “yellow would be mellow,” the “red man would get ahead, man,” and the “white would embrace the right.”

The “white would embrace the right?”

Who wrote that line? Jeremiah Wright? And what would Obama’s grandparents and mother have to say?

Amazing.

One Response to “Don’t Know Much About History…”

  1. Dynamic says:

    To be fair, I’d never heard that before either.

    On the other hand, I didn’t then automatically assume it was some racist diatribe just because I lacked familiarity with it. Good old Malkin, still hard at “work.”

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