Benediction at Obama 's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: '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 in back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'...
I'm glad that Rev. Lowery didn't ask the Lord to let "the yellow be mellow," because as I've already proven, most Asians are doing really well in America.
Asians have higher median incomes, higher education levels, the second highest home ownership, and second lowest poverty rate when compared to whites in America.
Since many Asians arrived in the United States with just the clothes on their backs, little education, and not speaking English, they have done remarkably well.
Was their advantage that their skin is white? As Rev. Lowery might rhyme, "No, that ain't right."
Was it because of their political pluck? "Lots of luck!"
Congressional Blacks, 43; Hispanics, 26; Asians and Pacific Islanders, 5.
So what special privileges do Asians in America have that makes them as successful or more successful than whites?
First, (take note of this, Rev. Lowery, 'cause it rhymes) dedication to education.
Second, hard work.
In America, Rev. Lowery, that's all it takes.
So tell the Black to get out of the back, the Brown to stop being down, and the Red that "yes we can."
A slave is someone waiting for someone else to set them free.
Slave, Obama set you free!
You're free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last!
Now go to class and get to work.