Here is a video of Senator Barack Obama's speech on race in response to the controversy surrounding his pastor, Rev. Wright. Below is a transcript. Please listen to or read the whole thing—it is a candid and thoughtful argument that suffers if digested in small bites. [If you need a downloadble file, I don't where one can get the whole speech, but here is a PBS NewsHour page with a downloadable file with some excerpts of the speech and analysis (which I did not find that useful).] Barack asks us to confront difficult issues and reject the politics of division.