Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Racism, Republicans, and Obama

I can't decide how I think on this issue.  I know people who are radically anti-Obama and not racist.  On the other hand, it can't be denied that his opposition is overwhelmingly white, and that there were a lot of Confederate flags at the recent tea-party rally in DC.  I think there are a lot of people in this opposition who do not consider themselves racist, but are afraid because whites like themselves are becoming more of a minority... and that fear, is, to me, at its core racist.  Below is a video of Jimmy Carter, himself a white elderly male Southerner, discussing the issue:



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