Advice for Barack Obama

Monday, January 21, 2008

At yesterday's event, Embracing the Radical Martin Luther King, Jr.: Prophetic or Passé?, panelists Corey D.B. Walker, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, and Patricia J. Williams, J.D., James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, responded to a question about what advice Dr. King would offer Barack Obama today.


Corey D.B. Walker, and Patricia J. Williams

Comments [5]

Nancy Klimp from Palo Alto, California

Greetings Barak ...

Our family is happy to support you. You represent hope and intelligence in our angry country that doesn't embrace peaceful motives.

Regarding Health Care - How about embracing known preventative measures that treat the sources versus putting band aids on syptoms
versus some massive health care system that
supports illness versus health.

And, Please DON'T engage in silly negative angry responses. Hold on to your integrity
and goals. It will bring you clarity and respect from those who watch / listen to you.

Don't let the negatives pull you down.

In support, Nancy & Family Klimp

Mar. 02 2008 08:47 PM

The comments of RCTNYC were excellent!

Jan. 23 2008 04:16 PM
gene gibbons

I have tried to send this e-mail direct to Brian , but I only seem to be able to get through on the comments page.
It is time to modify your coverage on Martin Luther King Day. He died 40 years ago , it is time to move on. The coverage is becoming very repetative & frankly boring. A 15 minute coverage would show recognition & respect. There is a time for deep coverage & a time to move on & that time has come.

Jan. 21 2008 05:48 PM


Jan. 21 2008 11:45 AM
RCTNYC from Chappaqua, NY

My advice to Obama:

1. Do not permit Sen. Clinton's claim to having "35 years of experience" to go unchallened. She was an attorney and a children's rights advocate. She is now a Senator. Her role as Bill Clinton's wife does not count as executive experience. I've been married for 30 years to a general contractor, and my husband has been married to a lawyer, but I can't build a kitchen, and he can't argue a motion.

2. You don't have to carry MLK's banner. You are the fruit of his labors. Run as yourself, and don't let anyone -- black or white -- tell you whom or what you should be. As far as I can see, you resolved whatever identity crisis that you may have had a long time ago. Don't let any one try to claim you for his or her "community" by imputing to you conflicts and "struggles" that you don't have.

Jan. 21 2008 10:59 AM

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