he notes the origins of the closing portion of Lowry's prayer, and somehow thinks that this context counters the notion of its offensiveness. I responded in comments:
Michelle Malkin pointed out those origins, and says it "makes the jab against whites all the more egregious."
She's right. Lowry was speaking about a day that has been here for some time - the rejection of anti-black racism by the overwhelming majority of our culture - as if it hasn't happened yet.
How do you think the Japanese would feel if today we spoke of their government as if it still hadn't become a friend and ally after the war?
At best, this was a Trent Lott moment - trying to say something nice about someone but not realizing his words' implications. At worst it conveys that he is one of those barking moonbats who thinks that racism still permeates the dominant white culture.