Aide: Like Jackie Robinson, Felt He Had to Take It Obama Is Busy Organizing and Writing Rethinking Urged on Funding for News Diversity J-Groups Seek Access to Migrant Detention Centers ‘What’s the El Salvadoran Congress Going to Do?’ NAHJ Investigating Misconduct Allegations Magazine Targets Blacks, Latinos Who Dislike ‘Gay’ Ex-Essence, Vibe Editor Champions Black Gay Men Algeria Ousts Thousands, Forcing Sahara March Short Takes Aide: Like Jackie Robinson, Felt He Had to Take It Barack Obama was more conscious of the racism that greeted his presidency than he let on, according to Benjamin J. Rhodes, his deputy national security adviser and speechwriter. To Obama, it was “white noise” and he often bit his tongue, Rhodes said in an interview that aired on C-SPAN (video) over the weekend. Rhodes, author of the new “The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House,” was interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of the Atlantic magazine, at Washington’s Politics and Prose bookstore on June 15. Here is part of the discussion. Q: There’s a very, very interesting chapter in your book about race and President Obama. I don’t want to highlight it too much; people should read it for themselves, but I’m… Read full this story
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