It’s Not the 1960s

Jesse Jackson, for whom every issue can be an excuse to race-bait, is comparing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to Alabama’s formerly racist governor, George Wallace. Brewer’s crime? She pointed a finger (not the middle one) at Barack Obama last week on the tarmac. This, the Rev. Jackson says, is the ultimate insult. Really?

Whatever words were exchanged between Obama and Brewer, the heated exchange is evidence–for anyone willing to open his eyes–of racial progress in this country, that two politicians, a woman and a black man, can go toe to toe as representatives of the people. Race and gender have nothing to do with it.

Someone needs to tell Jesse Jackson that it’s not the 1960s any more. But whatever the date, it’s long past time for him to retire, gracefully or otherwise.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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