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He did not really mention any race in any meaningful way except for the white race, and the black race. Back and forth, black and white stereotypes with the connotations of his words showing hatred for whites.Are you kidding me? I disagreed with a few of his sentiments, but his overall message was as far-reaching and embracing as you can get. He took particular care not to offend people of faith traditions apart from his own (and he included atheists) and people of other races and nationalities. He kept repeating that point. You might disagree with his argument regarding differences, but he tried to reference appropriate academic work for his support, at least in the beginning. He wasn't pulling stuff out of the air. Besides, the general theme of that speech would work above some of the things he said regarding linguistic and cultural differences.
My cousin, who went on to become a university English teacher, was for some reason a support of Ebonics. Being as educated as she is, I have no clue what led her to believe it as being a valid form of teaching language, or as a base to build learning proper English. The entire family first learned of this during a Christmas get together when she mentioned it... I think my uncle mentioned something about rap music and slang being a BIG hindrance to the way youth learn language. She was VERY militant about it too. Feeling as though it was truly valid. Needless to say, everyone looked at her a bit strange for the rest of the day.I'm still listening to the replay right now. He spends an awful lot of time talking about cultural differences and implying, among other things, that 'correct english' is a matter of perspective and that 'ebonics' (he doesn't use the word) is just as valid as 'correct english'. He compares a Boston accent with what you might hear on a rap CD, which is a rediculous comparison - there is a difference between accented speech and slang.
Couldn't have said it better myself.He never fails to mention evil acts committed by whites, but what about countries like Angola, where black rebels go around mutilating little girls, raping and killing whole villages. Not to mention genocide in Sudan. Why must whites who have had nothing to do with the oppression of African Americans be slandered and hated. Any person could just as easily hate all blacks for using specific world events as reasoning. He is encouraging hate into the hearts of his audience just like Hitler did blaming the Jews using hate speech and accusations to paint a race as inherently evil. People let it slide because of the history of oppression of blacks, but that time is generally gone. Not to mention that many whites fought and died to free slaves, and there were enough of them to win. Should we pick and choose events to our liking in order to inspire hate into the masses? That is what he does.