March 30, 2008
Reverend Wright's New Digs
Clad in dashiki clerical vestments, Senator Barack Obama's (D-IL) pastor and mentor screamed about the evil of white folks and middle classness while promoting a black centered theology, all to the shouting and clapping approval of a large and growing congregation.
So where his new 10,340 square foot, $1.6 million house being built?
Wouldn't you know, the demographics of Tinley Park, IL,a suburb of Chicago, which will soon count Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr as a resident.. Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light reports:
The racial makeup of the village was 93.16% White, 1.92% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.13% of the population.
The top five ancestries reported in Tinley Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (25.5%), German (23.1%), Polish (19.7%), Italian (14.3%) and Dutch (5.3%). …
The residents' incomes are solidly middle class
The median income for a household in the village was $61,648, and the median income for a family was $71,858. Males had a median income of $50,595 versus $34,401 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,207. About 1.1% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
Not that Reverend Wright is a hypocrite or a preacher who doesn't practice what he preaches of course.