Is racism fueling criticism of the President?
St. Paul, Minn. — Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's "you lie!" comment during the President's speech on health care reform has ignited a debate over what role racism is playing in the criticism of the Obama administration.
Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes a majority of the opposition is fueled by racism, but the President has rejected that idea.
- Jack White: writes about politics for The Root. He previously covered politics for Time Magazine.
- Marc Hetherington: is associate professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. He is the co-author of "Authoritarianism and Polarization in Contemporary American Politics."