Politics & Government

September 15, 2009

Elephant in the room: Race also present in rebuke of Wilson

In their effort to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson, both white and black lawmakers in the House of Representatives voiced deep concern over a string of what they think are racially motivated attacks on the nation's first black president. The push, experts said, reflects growing anger in the black community over how President Barack Obama is being attacked with venomous and false charges that he's a socialist, born in Kenya, a Muslim, and somehow un-American.

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