Prominent Democrat Hurls "Plantation Line" at Hillary Supporters
It ain’t over– No more niceties from the Democrats…
Here’s the latest on the Democratic Race Wars…
A Barak Obama supporter, Rev. Joseph Lowery, hurled the “plantation mentality” line at Hillary supporters on Wednesday.
Rev. Joseph Lowery (C) speaks as U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush listen during funeral services for Coretta Scott King at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia February 7, 2006 where he led the Bush-bash during services. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)
Respected and beloved Democrat and Obama supporter, Rev. Joseph Lowery, threw out the “plantation” line against Hillary supporters during a talk yesterday in Atlanta.
Just when you thought supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had gotten past this race thing.
In an address to the Hungry Club at Butler Street YMCA in downtown Atlanta, the Rev. Joseph Lowery re-stoked the fires on Wednesday when he told the largely African-American audience that “a slave mentality” was fueling black doubts about Obama’s chances of capturing the White House.
The report comes from our AJC colleague, John Hollis, who was at the event.
“No matter how much education they have, they never graduated from the slave mentality,” Lowery said of those who have advised Obama to wait, or have doubted his ability to compete in a general election.
“The slavery mentality compels us to say, ‘We can’t win, we can’t do,’” said Lowery, an avid Obama supporter and a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
—Stay tuned for more developments and racial slurs.