From Trinity Church in Chicago: Obama, Rev Wright and the politics of 'love thy neighbor'
Dr. Hopkins says that most church members agree with Wright, but support the candidacy of Obama. There are substantive differences on what it means to be a patriot and racism in America, but the congregation will not allow itself to be divided.
Dr. Hopkins asks if Obama can live up to his rhetoric and if the 'movement' for change will be able to push an Obama presidency in a more progressive direction.
Prof. Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago talks to Paul Jay about Rev. Wright’s statements about Farrakhan and AIDS, and the effect his comments have had on Senator Obama’s presidential campaign.
Rev. Moss speaks to Trinity congregation about the Rev. Wright Obama controversy.
Prof. Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago talks to Paul Jay about Rev. Moss’ rejection of the divided and conquer mentality that threatens to polarize their community and separate Obama and Rev. Wright.