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Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke during Southern University's Black History program

Reverend Jeremiah Wright (Source: WAFB) Reverend Jeremiah Wright (Source: WAFB)
Rev. Wright speaking at SU Black History program (Source: WAFB) Rev. Wright speaking at SU Black History program (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Reverend Jeremiah Wright appeared in Thursday's Southern University Black History program to a standing-room only crowd in the Student Union.

"They talked about being a kinder gentler twenty-some, 25 years ago while instituting a war on blacks, y'all call it a War on Drugs. That's why we have mass incarceration This government started cute little slogans about putting prayer back in schools, while, simultaneously, putting blacks back in slavery and putting black and brown men outside of the citizenry by creating, legally, a new caste system," said Rev. Wright.

Wright's message was a racial one. Wright said people should not rely on government, but rely on God.

He is a Chicago-area retired pastor, whose speech was straightforward and aimed at empowering Blacks.

His sometimes controversial statements in the past caused President Barack Obama to eventually resign from wright's church.

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