Racial divisiveness has been on the rise since 2009, and the blame goes to Barack Obama. He garners 93% of the African American vote, and he needs a certain level of agitation to keep that number high.
Along comes Al Sharpton. In Al Sharpton Empowered, John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky contend that Sharpton became the tool Obama and Eric Holder used to help gin up racial friction. To wit:
Far from becoming the “refined agitator” his apologists now claim him to be, the 59-year-old Sharpton is merely an older rabble-rouser using slightly new tricks. At heart, he hasn’t changed. ...
Indeed, in King’s famous 1963 speech at the Washington Mall, he told of his “dream” that his four children would “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
That dream remains as noble as ever, but it won’t be advanced by the Reverend Sharpton and his “I have a scheme” method of activism. One of the saddest legacies of the Obama-Holder years will be that while they claimed MLK’s mantle as their own, they left the country more racially polarized than before and cynically worked overtime to give credibility to the Al Sharptons of the world.
So when we hear that Obama thinks that the nation is racist, it's of his own making. It has nothing to do with equality, and it has everything to do with political power.