In 2008, Dr. Cone was interviewed by Hana R. Alberts, and that interview was posted under the title "A Paradoxical Feeling" on March 24 on www.forbes.com. In the interview Dr. Cone explains his ideas and how they appear in Rev. Wright:
"Black liberation theory emerged out of the ministers: out of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in the late 1960s."
"So black liberation theology is an attempt to bring Martin and Malcolm together. The 'black' in black theology stands for Malcolm X. The 'theology' stands for Martin Luther King."
Also, "black liberation theology was an attempt to make the gospel accountable to the black community, who were struggling for a more just society in America.
"What you have in Jeremiah Wright is someone trying to bring together Martin and Malcolm. He's a Christian preacher in a white church, by the way. He is speaking to the hurt in the African-American community. The suffering.
"You know, when King spoke to the black community, he spoke with language very similar to Jeremiah Wright."
"I think Rev. Wright is a perfect example and expression of black liberation theology. He's part of a progressive black ministerial community."