Racism in Obama's Inauguration Benediction

The Reverend Joseph Lowery ended his benediction prayer at today's presidential inauguration with an obvious racial slur against whites as follows:

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 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.
This ill-considered slight flies in the face of the obvious fact that the white majority had just elected a black man, Barack Hussein Obama to be the 44th President of the United States.

One black blogger, Lalita Amos, at American Values Alliance, believes that whites who see a racial slur are confused.
Reverend Lowery deftly reworded a very old and very terrible rhyme that is widely-known in the Black community, [that] ..., essentially, harkened to a color-based system of privilege that existed in the United States until well into the 70's and 80's and was immortalized in song!
This obscure rhyme is generally recognized only in the black community because it essentially describes a black caste system imposed on blacks by blacks! Seeking the wisdom of the orient, I found the rhyme and its explanation here.
I know that in the past, blacks in America categorized, labeled and otherwise discriminated against one another based on the shade of their skin color and texture of their hair.

If you're white, you're alright.
If you're black, get back.
If you're brown, stick around.
If you're yellow, you're mellow.
If you're red, you're already dead
If you're Black - get back!
If you're white - you alright

If you're Black - get back!
If you're white - you alright

If you're Brown - stick around
If you're Yellow - you must one mellow fellow!

I don't want nuthin' black - but a Cadillac.

This is the one that I most often heard while growing up. African-American popular expressions of color: "If you're Black - get back!" Stratification circa 1940!
It is somewhat enlightening that the basis of social stratification among blacks is skin color. Visual acuity seems to have a negative effect on social equality.

UPDATE: Rattler Gator predicts more black to white racism.

  • Just another example of the general acceptance of anti-white propaganda/racism.

    Why doesn't anyone mention that at the time of the Civil War, the population of the Union States was ~20 million, which means ~10 million males. Of these, maybe half were of age to serve in the military, and there were ~1.6 million white volunteers for the Union Army. They volunteered in any era without anesthesia, reconstructive surgery, antibiotics, and they died in droves to free slaves. Where is the acknowledgment?