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Visible Man

As I reported in my article this morning for NRO, “It’s a Black Thing,” Jeremiah Wright laid out a theme of tolerating “differences” between whites and blacks at his Detroit NAACP speech — not to teach toleration (as many pundits wrongly concluded), but to declare any criticism of his sermons as a racist attack on black “religious traditions”. Other black leaders had been planting this seed even before Sunday’s speech.

Wright made the point explicit at his appearance this morning in Washington, saying that “the most recent attack on the black church — it is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright — it’s an attack on the black church, just might mean that the reality of the African-American church will no longer be invisible.”

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