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Rev. Wright: Civil Rights Movement About 'Becoming White'

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright answers a question before addressing the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., March 25. (AP Photo)

Rev. Jeremiah Wright unleashed a slew of racially charged proclamations at a seminar in Chicago last week, reportedly comparing the United States with apartheid South Africa and claiming the civil rights movement was about "becoming white." 

The comments were reported by the New York Post, which provided details about a five-day class President Obama's former pastor taught at the Chicago Theological Seminary. 

In the seminar, Wright reportedly told those in the class they will never "be a brother to white folk," describing racial divisions in the country as entrenched -- as he did as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. 

The civil rights movement "was always about becoming white," Wright said at the seminar. 

At another point, he said: "White folk done took this country. You're in their home and they're going to let you know it." 

According to the New York Post, Wright also alleged that the American education system is built to poorly educate black students "by malignant intent" and criticized civil rights leader Martin Luther King for advocating nonviolence. 

"We probably have more African-Americans who've been brainwashed than we have South Africans who've been brainwashed," he said. 

Obama left Wright's church during the 2008 presidential campaign, after his fiery sermons shook up the Democratic primary race and compelled Obama to distance himself from the pastor. 

Click here to read the full story in the New York Post

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