Obama acknowledges racism still exists. Right wingers freak out.

Barack Obama (AFP)

President Obama has acknowledged we still have racists in America, and some of them don’t like him because he’s black.

Right wingers freak out.

“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 a 17,000-word profile by The New Yorker’s David Remnick in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue.

In other news from the New Yorker profile, Obama made comments about pot being just as bad as alcohol (and not a good habit), and addressed the high concussion rate among NFL players by saying the players know the risks, but if he had a son he wouldn’t let him play.