WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — A Martin Luther King Day post from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asks that the president honors the civil rights hero by no longer playing the “race card.”
Writing in an MLK holiday post on Facebook, the former Republican candidate for Vice President quoted Dr. King’s famous ‘I Have A Dream Speech,” before urging President Barack Obama to ease the country’s current racial tensions.
“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.”
This comes following a wide-ranging story in the New Yorker magazine published this week showed that the president is weary of racial tensions between himself and some white Americans.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”