Jimmy Carter Speaks Up About Racism And Why We Shouldn't Keep Quiet
The former president is calling on Baptist leaders to help stop racism.By Eugene Daniels | September 15, 2016
For the most part, former President Jimmy Carter seems to shy away from the national spotlight. But now he's speaking out on a "resurgence of racism" he finds troubling.
Carter spoke at a summit of Baptist leaders trying to create partnerships between black and white Baptist churches. The former president said staying quiet about discrimination is an acceptance of it and called on Baptists to help change things.
And Carter tried to keep politics out of the conversation, but he did tell the group: "I think there will be a positive reaction after this election. And I think the average person in America now will be looking at how to do better things, how to have a superb American policy on peace and human rights and other aspects of life. I think we’ll raise our standards as a public and I believe our next president will accommodate that inclination."