Today I listened to the Reverend Joseph Lowery give the Benediction at the Presidential Inauguration.
I was a bit stunned to hear him close the solemn event with these words:
". . .we ask you (God) to work for that day when black will not be asked to get back
When brown can stick around
When yellow will be mellow
When the red man can get ahead, man
And when white will embrace the right."
There are so many thoughts which come to mind listening to these words that I scarcely know what to say.
Is he still living in the Sixties? Perhaps we can excuse his lapse of dignity because of his age?
What are your thoughts on this attempt at humor? Help me get this into some kind of perspective.