Obama: I 'absolutely' suffered racism in office
President Barack Obama says the color of his skin has 'absolutely' contributed to white Americans' negative perceptions of his time in office.
The president said in a Wednesday special looking back on his legacy, 'I think there's a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states.
'Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the "birther" movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely,' he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.