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US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama gives a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 18, 2008. White House hopeful Barack Obama Tuesday condemned 'profoundly distorted' sermons by his former pastor, but refused to disown the fiery religious leader and insisted that the United States was capable of overcoming its bitter racial divide.
US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama gives a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 18, 2008. White House hopeful Barack Obama Tuesday condemned 'profoundly distorted' sermons by his former pastor, but refused to disown the fiery religious leader and insisted that the United States was capable of overcoming its bitter racial divide.

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In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama delivered a speech on race in the aftermath of the Jeremiah Wright controversy.

2008: Obama on race in politics (Part 4)

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama delivered a speech on race in the aftermath of the Jeremiah Wright controversy.