The African American Church: Intersection of Race, Religion, Politics

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Race, religion and politics collided in Barack Obama's presidential campaign yesterday as they do every Sunday in many African American churches. Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell talks to the reporter who sparked the controversy, and discusses the roots of the black church in the US and its current role in African American society. Also, President Bush marks the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, and how the Panama Canal helped build the American conservative movement.

Banner image of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.: Trinity Christian Church