Carter warns Trump White House bid fueling racism

Former US president Jimmy Carter will in September convene the New Baptist Covenant Summit 2016 on race relations and social inequality“I think there’s a heavy reaction among some of the racially conscious Republicans against an African American being president,” Carter said. Carter is seeking to bring together white, black Hispanic and Asian Baptists to the Atlanta gathering in September in part as a way to heal the racial divide and ease tensions in the country. Carter, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for helping promote human rights and democracy, told the Times that Trump had violated “basic human rights” when he referred to some Mexican immigrants as criminals and called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

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