Hands down, Jimmy Carter is the best American former president that this country has ever had. Perhaps being an ex-president makes it easier for him to say the things that really need to be said from the vantage point that office brings. He is no longer burdened with mass appeal for political purposes versus the reality of life in a diverse, large country such as America….yet he still finds a way to say the things that need to be said, that we as a country need to hear but yet not in a harsh, scathing way that evangelism often lends itself to. His latest pronouncements can be read here but this is the one quote I salute him for
The recent publicity about mistreatment of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not been realized. Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color.
Those feelings of superiority are now known as white privilege and Mr. Carter has put his hand on the crux of what is still ailing this country.