Obama's Pastor – Was He on the Mark?

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John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Communication and Anthropology
Annenberg School for Communication
School of Arts and Sciences

Research interests:

• The impact of media on urban life.
• How does the subject of race affect everyday life in America?
• Race and paranoia in America.

"As an urban anthropologist who has spent the last 10 years listening to African Americans talk directly and unflinchingly about racism, Wright’s fiery sermon, so critical of contemporary American politics and culture, didn’t seem all that anomalous to me—or anti-American."