Carter: Animosity towards Obama becau...

Carter: Animosity towards Obama because of race

There are 1 comment on the Salon.com story from Sep 20, 2009, titled Carter: Animosity towards Obama because of race. In it, Salon.com reports that:

On Tuesday, former President Carter gave voice to what a lot of Democrats have been thinking lately, saying a good bit of the opposition to President Obama is due to his race.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Salon.com.

getREEL2

Augusta, ME

#1 Sep 20, 2009
Perhaps it is a coincidence that the man who yelled "you lie!" to Obama while he spoke to Congress has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a body dedicated to celebrating the Confederate cause. Or that he was an aide to notorious South Carolina politician Strom Thurmond, once an avowed and unapologetic segregationist. Or that Wilson has been an arch proponent of keeping the Confederate flag flying in Columbia.

While many black Americans unsurprisingly find the flag an offensive reminder of slavery, supporters insist it reflects traditional values. Unfortunately the truth is not so simple in South Carolina. The flag was first flown on the Capitol, not back in far-off history, but in 1962, just as civil rights was sweeping the south. It was not a long-standing tradition. It was an explicit message to intimidate black southerners seeking their political rights. That is the tradition being upheld

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Charles Boustany Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Weed the people (May '15) Oct '15 louisianATHEIST 2
News The Latest: Shooter started to leave with crowd... (Jul '15) Jul '15 goonsquad 18
News On Capitol Hill, one giant Obamacare fight (Jun '15) Jun '15 Cordwainer Trout 15
News Ryan set for collision course with Obama (Nov '14) Nov '14 Le Duped 4
News Lawmakers: IRS lost more emails in tea party probe (Jun '14) Jun '14 lolol 6
News McAllister lays low, hopes scandal passes (Apr '14) Apr '14 Debbie 1
News 'Doc Fix' Puts Republicans in Election-Year Bind (Mar '14) Mar '14 foster 10
More from around the web