Hate speech comes to Hattie

“There are people in power who have opinions about you based on their privilege of skin color,” he told the mostly black crowd. “I’m in the text – Pilate was European, Jesus was not European.”

He then launched into a hateful tirade against whites, attacking everything European.

“They are ignorant and arrogant,” he said. “And these graduates of Harvard and Yale are setting policies for you based on the stupidity of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Voltaire, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Jefferson – a pedophile, Theodore Roosevelt, and the racist Supreme Court and the Encyclopedia Britannica.”

But that wasn’t all.

“The ignorance and arrogance of white supremacy have the shapers and movers of world policy living in a different world from the world you live in altogether, and the sooner you realize that, the better off you’re gonna be.”

What upset me most was not Wright’s hate speech – it was the fact that everyone else in the church was shouting, clapping and pumping their fists in the air. Wright noticed that Tyrone, Robby and I were still and silent, and quickly informed us that we looked like the three stooges. “Curious,” he sneered.

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