On the February 4th edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Glenn Beck unleashed the latest in what has become a long series of racially charged comments about President Obama. Purporting to explain why Obama chose to start using the name Barack instead of Barry, Beck said:
He chose to use his name, Barack, for a reason. To identify, not with America — you don’t take the name Barack to identify with America. You take the name Barack to identify with what? Your heritage? The heritage, maybe, of your father in Kenya, who is a radical? Is — really? Searching for something to give him any kind of meaning, just as he was searching later in life for religion.
At Media Matters, we listened to this segment with confusion. What is an American name? Instead of helping the American people come together with a common purpose, Beck seeks to divide us along ethnic and racial lines.
Let’s join together and demand Glenn Beck stop dividing our country. Right now, we need tens of thousands of people to step forward and, with one voice, loudly tell Glenn Beck:
Source: Media Matters for America