Monday, May 5, 2008

Oprah and Wright

Oprah left Wright's church early on, for the very reason most people expected. Newsweek reports it was Wright's sermons. But while she was free to leave ... Obama apparently was not:

"Early on, he was in search of his identity as an African-American and, more importantly, as an African-American man. Reverend Wright and other male members of the church were instrumental in helping him understand the black experience in America. Winfrey wasn't going for that. She's secure in her blackness, so that didn't have a hold on her.''