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Obama: Grandmother Was A "Typical White Person"

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/28/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:25 PM ET

Obama Grandma

Sen. Barack Obama appeared on local sports radio in Philadelphia this morning to discuss the race. A blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer noticed this part of the interview:

610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know (pause) there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."

Listen to the interview:


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