(Charlotte Observer) Farrakhan had this advice for President Barack Obama: Fight. “Mr. President, you’ve got to realize you’re fighting for your presidential life,” the leader of the Nation of Islam told an estimated gathering of 6,000 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. “You’re fighting for your vision of the Democratic Party and the country.” With the Nov. 6 election three weeks away, the 79-year-old Muslim leader offered advice to the president and country, describing a United States still ruptured by race. Then Farrakhan spent two hours hammering at racial – some critics will call them racist – themes. To begin, the highly controversial Farrakhan accused Republicans of having “overt” racist motives in their opposition to Obama, the country’s first black president. He attacked a political process that he says is controlled by monied interests and wants “to keep America white.” He also addressed an audience largely absent from the event: white America. “What have I done that you could hate me so?” he said. He then answered his own question with harsh words that had the arena on its feet: “You can’t buy me, and you can’t make me into your n—–.”
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