Liberation theology has never been truly the Gospels or a calling to minister since it makes changes in the physical/political world on the same plane of importance as those changes needed in a spiritual aspect. One would think reading what Martin Luther had to say would serve as warning to these prophets of liberation theology, but they are the same as the Popes of past times who controlled vast swathes of Italy as their empire on Earth. Or the Imans who call for a worldwide Caliphate today. This is not the theology of ‘My Kingdom is not of this world.’
Anna hit the nail on the head. See her post on it here. Jeremiah Wright is wrapped on in the false doctrine of liberation theology, which turns Jesus into a sufferer of whatever subgroup you may happened to belong to. In other words, if you are gay, lesbian, a feminist, black, Hispanic, etc., it turns Jesus into a gay, lesbian, feminist , black, Hispanic sufferer with you. The problem with this is that instead of being conformed to the image of Christ, which is what all Christians are called to do, Christ ends up being conformed to your particular sub group. That is why this pastor refers to Jesus as “the black Jesus.”
It does an injustice to the text because Jesus is never given a physical description, except in Isaiah 53 where we find He was nothing to look at: He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
To try to make Him out to be black is blasphemous because it gives Christ an image that is not given to us in Scripture. We don’t know what He looked like (and yes, I say the same thing to those who paint Him as a blue-eyed European.) He was a Semitic Jew. That we do know. To do any more than that is to bring Him dishonor because we cannot capture His true and glorious image. If we were to do so, then we would be tempted to worship that image, which is idolatry. We are to worship Christ by faith, not by sight. That is the Christ of Scripture, not our own making.
What Jeremiah Wright is doing here is an offense to the gospel. He is using Jesus to advance his own political position in culture. Jesus will have none of that. As Anna also pointed out, His kingdom is NOT of this world. To try and use Jesus for that, is an insult to the person of Christ. This is what makes pastors like Wright heretics.