Obama Says His Racist Grandmother is a “Typical White Person” – Updated

Not sure if he simply misspoke here of if he is actually insinuating that to be a “typical white person”, you need to be racist and afraid of anyone of color? Give it a listen, it comes from a radio interview earlier today I believe:

I’ll have to give him the benefit of the doubt on this and assume he was intending to say that she’s a typical white person in the sense that she’s naturally afraid of other races? I don’t know, the words are mangled.

What do you all think?


An Obama spokesman released the following to clarify:

“Barack Obama said specifically that he didn’t believe his grandmother harbored any racial animosity but that her fears were understandable and typical of those often shared by her generation.”

I guess that’s somewhat explainable but he’s got to get his wording right before speaking about this. Otherwise he comes off sounding worse on the topic.