Date: 2 August, 2008
They know this is cannon-fodder for the Neo-Con element of the White Supremacy Dynamic, who are already linking Obama’s statement to Rev. Wright's 2007 speech before N'COBRA, “A Call for Justice and Repair;” to Trinity Chuch member Dr. Iva Carruthers’ “The Church and Reparations―An African American Perspective,” which was distributed by her denomination at the 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and to a 2001 resolution presented by Trinity UCC and University Church to the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ:
This resolution calls upon the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ, its Associations, its local churches, and other related agencies, to be educated about the historical evils of the slave trade and its legacy which is a pernicious and self perpetuating distrust and fear that continues to feed the sin of racism and its fruits of inequality and injustice. It further calls upon the Conference to take actions in support of reparations.