11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carter Racism Charge Triggers Next U.S. Race Debate

In asserting that some Obama foes are prejudiced, the ex-president rekindles a difficult discussion. The right sees it as a way to squelch legitimate opposition to administration policies.

Former President Jimmy Carter's assertion that racism is behind much of the political opposition to President Obama marks a stunning moment in America's centuries-old racial drama.

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