Carter Calls Backlash Against Obama 'Racism'

Former President Jimmy Carter characterized public anger directed at President Obama's health care overhaul plans and other efforts as "racism." Speaking at a public meeting, Carter said: "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president." See video posted by the BBC.

This program aired on September 16, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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