Activist filmmaker Michael Moore levied a heavy charge at older Americans who didn’t vote for President Barack Obama in 2008: They’re racist.
Moore made his comments Thursday during a forum hosted by PBS host Tavis Smiley and Princeton University Professor Cornel West.
“…and that’s younger people — because they’re not as racist as the previous generations,” Moore said to applause and laughter.
“Really, I mean, can I just throw out one statistic? The only white age group that President Obama won was 18- to 29-year-olds. He lost every other white age group. So, I know that may sound depressing, but the hopeful part of it is our young people, they’re going to fix this. You know this, those of you my age, our kids, they’re not bigots, they’re not homophobes. They don’t look at it the way the grandparents and the great-grandparents did. This is going to get better with this next generation.”