According to the Reverend, black kids have some kind of genetic thing that renders them unable to learn effectively using techniques that work with white folks. And Asian Folks, I guess including Asian Indians. And, for that matter, American Indians. And, presumably, Hispanics. Surprise, There is a Difference Between Black Brains and White Brains: Obama's Pastor Explains It All to You @ AMERICAN DIGEST (That's a summary with a sociopolitical POV; you can find Wright's speech online if you're interested.) Let's assume he's right and not a racist nutjob. There's the other possibility that he is a shrewd, if unethical businessman who built a profitable faith-based business/career (see Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart for other examples) based on amassing a large number of relatively unsophisticated supporters. His retirement home suggests that he's done pretty well financially: Obama’s Former Pastor Getting $1.6M Home in Retirement - America’s Election HQ And more power to him - I think financial success is a good thing, and it's unlikely he would have enjoyed such success anywhere else on the planet but in the US. But again, let's assume that he sincerely believes his rants and isn't just a flake or a money-grubbing fake. More to the point, let's assume that you, gentle reader, agree with him. He has said, about as explicitly as possible, that black children can't learn within the existing education industry because black children are biologically different from everybody else. Wright didn't propose a solution. So what's yours? Go back to segregated schools for black kids - who Rev. Wright apparently sees as a "special needs" population - while the rest of the "rainbow coalition" manages to deal? Did the "separate but equal" believers of so long ago actually have it right? If that offends you, what other prescription fits Wright's diagnosis? Yes, I am trolling to some extent. I expect a lot of "racist! racist!" name calling because name calling's easier than dealing with points raised (and because there appears to be a predominantly leftist political POV on LPSG, and leftists generally don't tolerate dissenting opinion). But "separate but equal" struck me profoundly as the only logical way to address Rev. Wright's complaints, and it would be interesting to hear other proposals.