Obama sometimes appears so pragmatic and politically motivated that it forces him to deny the obvious. President Carter, I think, overstated the case when he said that race was the major factor in the recent protests. Race is not the only ingredient, but it is surely one important one. Yet the Obama Administration is falling all over itself, trying to deny that race enters at all. Why?
Remember when he was so naive in his campaign in so stressing our unity at Americans that he obscured the real differences that divide us by race, class, region, self-interest, and ideology.
He knows better in his heart. Too bad his head tells him that truth is not politically advantageous in some cases.