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Mike Huckabee on Pastor Wright
And one other thing I think we've got to remember: As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, "That's a terrible statement," I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I'm going to be probably the only conservative in America who's going to say something like this, but I'm just telling you: We've got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, "You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.
Seriously, the gist of Wright's sermons is based in truth. It's the way he says it that upsets people. Some of the things are obvious: Hillary Clinton doesn't know what it's like to be Black; rich white men own and run America; the CIA was complicit in crack getting into the inner city, where it got sold by organized crime, and people got sentenced harshly because they're Black; we helped train and fund the leaders of Al Qaeda, and allied with Saddam Hussein in his war against Iraq.
Maybe it wouldn't be so controversial if it weren't true.