Princeton professor and Nation contributor Melissa
Harris-Lacewell and Rachel Maddow discuss the charges of racism being
leveled at President
from prominent right-wing radio and television hosts. Glenn
Beck and Rush
have implied in recent days that Obama is angry at white
people, and Harris-Lacewell and Maddow debate whether this is
political strategy or whether it is simply an irrational “emotional
tantrum” at no longer being the assumed center of all power.
Harris-Lacewell notes that the difference between how white and black
people perceive issues can be used as a wedge by the right to drum up
white resentment at Obama.

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