“Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable.”
...Wilkerson’s comments broke the same day that a new Associated Press study revealed that a majority of Americans express “explicit anti-black views” — even if they don’t realize their prejudices.
The poll showed 51 percent of Americans expressed such views — up from 48 percent before Obama took office — but that the increase might be offset by rising favorable views of African-Americans.