WASHINGTON D.C.- President Barack Obama has addressed the accusations of racism in the Tea Party in a new book, “Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House,” written by Kenneth T. Walsh.
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But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn’t helping them nearly enough, he said.
Obama also said in the book that all presidents should deal with not only racism, but the legacy of slavery and segregation. He also touched on the growing concerns some white Americans may have over the growing African American and Latino populations in the country.