AJC columnist Jim Galloway reports that in an interview with ABC News, former Atlanta mayor and Civil Rights legend Andrew Young was asked what he thought about the tea party movement:
[H]e’ll all but tell you it’s one sign the country hasn’t reached a post-racial era.
“Without making a moral judgment about it, let’s just say ethno-centrism runs so deep in America that we are hardly beyond this,” he said….
The tea party “is motivated by a nativism — an appeal to the good old days and people who are anxious about change and want to go back to the way they would like to think things were.”
Young, 78, was plugging a new book, “Walk in My Shoes,” that he’s co-authored with his godson, Kabir Sehgal.