Civil rights icon Joseph Lowery is making waves after he said all “white people are going to hell” because of the “level of hatred and bitterness” inthe presidential campaign. That’s very harsh considering that he wouldn’t want a white person to say all blacks are going to hell. Lowery made the comments at a weekend rally in Forsyth, Ga. He also said “I don’t know what kind of a nigger wouldn’t vote with a black man running.” Um, really Mr. Lowery? Senility setting in?
Lowery praised Obama’s commitment to the poor and said politicians should quit saying ‘middle class’ and go ahead and say ‘poor.’ Then he urged individuals to look at their own character and conduct. ”We’ve turned our backs on the faith,” said Lowery. “America is going to hell in a hand basket. We need to straighten up so God can use us.”
Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was. ”I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election,” said Lowery. Source
I am disappointed that Mr. Lowery felt the only way he could empower blacks to go out and vote is by calling them niggers and also telling them to vote for the black guy because he’s black. That’s not what this is all about. Of course, the right wing is trying to pull a Jeremiah Wright, portraying Lowery as a close friend of President Obama. How many ugly words did we hear from Romney pals such as Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio? Two wrongs don’t make it right, but just saying…..