Benediction at Obama's inaugural: all white people are racists, all non-white are oppressed (Rev. Joseph Lowery)

At the inauguration, the speech from Barack Obama was preceded by Pastor Rick Warren, and followed by a benediction from civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery. The latter welcomed us to Barack Obama's "post-racial" America, saying among other things:

"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen"

There's no way of reading that other than that all white people are racists, and all non-whites are being oppressed by white people. Although, of course, you'll hear it "explained" differently by others.

Note also that "brown" sticking around might be a reference to an amnesty for illegal aliens.

UPDATE: The mainstreaming of far-left, anti-white racism continues with Randall Mikkelsen of Reuters offering "Rhyming reverend gets last word at Obama inaugural" (link)

Rev. Joseph Lowery was back on stage with a president, but on Tuesday the civil-rights pioneer used his wry rhymes to welcome the U.S. leader, not skewer him as he did three years ago... Lowery prayed for healing from a era of “greed and corruption,” and asked, in verse, for divine help toward a new beginning of racial harmony: ...“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right,” Lowery said to laughter from the vast audience.

And, an unnamed Associated Press writer offers "Lowery gives sole inaugural note of racial caution" (link). That's the AP's own title, and after looking at over a dozen reprints I was unable to find out who wrote it; if someone can find a byline somewhere please leave it in comments:

Amid the outpouring of inaugural joy over the racial progress represented by President Barack Obama, there was a single, humorous mention of work still to be done... After the first black president had been sworn in, Rev. Joseph Lowery' ended his benediction with a rhyme familiar to black churchgoers... [black, brown part of quote]... There was laughter from the enormous crowd... [remainder of quote]... The crowd thundered, "Amen!"

And, Cathy Lynn Grossman, religion writer for USA Today, offers "Rev. Joseph Lowery's impassioned benediction" (link), preceding Lowery's quite with "[Lowery] also brought a smile to the president with a recitation he's used before..."

I don't know whether the video above syncs up with what Lowery was saying, but Obama does seem to be smiling, but a slight frown forms when Lowry accuses all whites of being racist.

12/23/11 UPDATE: The Youtube account associated with the video that was here was terminated; the previous video ID was xutPh51NI-A. I've attached another video of the benediction.

Michael Savage - Rev. Joseph Lowery delivers Racist Benediction for Barack Obama


"Brown stick around" is from a famous song, not in reference to amnesty. Tone down the alarmism.

Alarmism? STFU you idiot

Lowery (and Wright) are excreable, unapologetic racists, and Obama is a mendacious hypocrite to claim the mantle of "post racialism" - his will be an executive by and for the racialists, and the divide between us will be made larger than ever with assitance from perorations from Lowery (spit) like this.

I can't see Obama pushing through an amnesty for the foreseeable future. Now that he's at the peak of his popularity, now would be the time to do it - but since the economy is in deep **** and sinking deeper, amnesty will become less and less tolerable to Americans, while at the same time his influence will wane. Who knows, maybe he doesn't even really want an amnesty. Hard to tell.

mass amnesty is part of the plan and obama will do this evil act soon! in fact he must do mass amnesty in order to stay in power for life! or until some mexican monkey with lots of drug money removes him

the obama youth are the same as the hitler youth! you can read the above to see that fact.

Waah Waaaaah!! Quit your bitching. You whites have had your day in the sun, now it's ours! The Future is brown biaaach!

"There's no way of reading that other than that all white people are racists" Except that you can read it as asking g*d to make ALL white people, or white people generally, "right", in other words, completely end bigotry. That doesn't mean every white person is not "right" at the moment.

The day had to come when a black man would become President of the USA. And I think Rev Lowery's comments reflected what everybody of all races was in part thinking, and were said with humour not malice. What Roosevelt said many years ago still rings true "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" Good luck America. Mike UK.

I disagree with calling the speech "humorous". I found that line to be an insulting slap in the face, and I'm not sure how else it can be taken. It's the "minorities are good, whites are bad, m'kay?" rhetoric that I'm sick of hearing. How is that NOT a racist statement?

Honestly, I just feel bad for Asian people. Not only were they the only minority not characterized as oppressed, they were also pegged as high strung and marijuana was recommended as the solution to their problem.

"You whites have had your day in the sun, now it's ours!" Your day in the sun? Sounds like you live under a rock devoid of sunlight. Did you know Obama is half white? Don't let the facts get in the way of your racism!

Well yes, the future is brown and really evil, thank you brown! the speech was part of the evil to come! and i love that the pigs in power will help to make us free after the third world war! what fun is in the future to come!

Its really quit simple for me.... Either your white or wrong.

Wow, you people are as touchy as a politically correct multi-ethnic lesbian tree hugger. You're just looking to be wronged so you can go crying about racism against whites on your blog. You'd think you guys would be bigger and tougher than all the lefties who've been whining about Rick Warren. It's not like Rev. Joseph Lowery is in his prime -- he's an old man. He's not setting the agenda for anybody. Sheesh!

people what you are doing is part of freedom but obama wants you under his evil rule and obama wants freedom dead,dead,dead, our government hates words of freedom and needs people to be placed into camps for political/race reeducation.

Hey Rusty, you think its wrong for whites to defend their own interests? If so, then go join your self-hating white DemoRats and sing some Kumbaya for us.

It's always appropriate to defend our rights. But let's not turn into a bunch of whiny bitches.

Whiny bitches? I see things differently. It called having some balls to stand up for yourself. Apparently you have no testicles.