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Many people have been tip toeing around calling the outbursts of anti-Obama demonstrations as racist. Progressives had been the only Americans willing to confront this wave of rhetoric coming from the far right and call it what it is. RACISM .

Today, during an interview with NBC's Brian Williams , Former President Jimmy Carter who grew up in the Segregated South called it out. He is the first former President to do so.

President Carter stated that he believed that the vast majority of demonstrations and rhetoric coming from those opposing Obama at various teabag rallies and marches are in fact acting out on deep seated racist views towards minorities , in particular Blacks.

He went on to say that there is a belief among many Whites , and he made note  that they are not all from the South, who believe that Blacks and other minorities are incapable of governing this nation.

Right now, Keith Olbermann is addressing this and has our very own, Markos (Kos) on as well. At this time , I do not have a link as I am watching it on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the video Please thank kossack, northanger with a rec. Thank you.

UPDATE 2: Did not expect to be on the rec list. Thank you.

Update 3: I'm having a hard time responding to all feedback. I always try, but there are too many. So, I'm just reccing you guys because of course, I agree wholeheartedly with your comments.

Originally posted to WeBetterWinThisTime on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 05:21 PM PDT.

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