MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton said last week that many civil rights leaders are upset President Barack Obama hasn't evoked race more during his presidency.
The comments came in response to a question about the president's recent comments to the New Yorker, where he said "there's no doubt" some dislike him because "they don't like the idea of a black president."
“He has discouraged us, who firmly believe a lot of people are against him because he’s black – and we still do – and he has said, ‘No, I don’t agree with you pushing that,’” Sharpton said.
[sharequote align="center"]"...I think many of us are frustrated he hasn’t brought up race as it relates to him more than he has.”[/sharequote]
“But he has never used race as the factor against him, though many of us believe race has been a factor,” Sharpton added. “I think he wrongly is blamed for using the race card, but I think many of us are frustrated he hasn’t brought up race as it relates to him more than he has.”
This post has been updated to reflect that Sharpton's comments were made last week.
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