Obama To Confront Racial Issues

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Philadelphia (AP) The race issue in the democratic presidential campaign is priority one today for Barack Obama.

He'll try to calm the uproar over racially tinged sermons by his former pastor during a speech in Philadelphia today.

Obama's campaign says the Illinois senator's remarks this morning will be a comprehensive take on “race, politics, and unifying our country.”

Obama has been working to distance himself recently from statements from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright has claimed that blacks continue to be mistreated by whites and suggested that U.S. “terrorism” helped bring on the nine-eleven attacks.

Obama is calling on Democrats to look past racial remarks made on both sides, including Wright's comments and a recent statement by former Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

The Hillary Clinton supporter suggested Obama's success is mostly due to the fact that he's black.


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