In Class - Watch President Obama's speech on the topic of race from March 18, 2008. Take notes on the event.
Homework - Using your notes, write a one page reaction to his speech. Is he correct in his interpretation of this touchy subject in this country? Why or why not?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why do you think that the issue of race is, in a sense, a very taboo subject in the United States? Why isn't there more dialogue about this issue?
Articles to check out:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/03/18/us/politics/20080318_OBAMA_GRAPHIC.html - full video of Obama's speech on race from March 18, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/blotter/story?id=4443788 - article concerning Rev. Jeremiah Wright
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/03/21/the-full-story-behind-wright%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cgod-damn-america%E2%80%9D-sermon/ - interesting view point of Rev. Wright's sermon