I am now in Georgia and in the south I have found that when you feel total pity for another and realize they are lacking in intelligence, rather than say a mean word you just toss out “Bless his heart”.
I truly believe that Carter was the worst man for the job when he held it. I’m not real content with the current place holder either. I choose to believe that Carter did try to do his best – unfortunately it wasn’t good enough, but I don’t believe he is mean or spiteful just stupid (Bless his heart).
I believe that Carter was raised in the south with deep racist roots running through his blood, but knows that it is not good to be racist and he is fighting with every ounce of white guilt he has to convince himself that being racist is bad. He is trying so hard to outrun his racism, but that is all he can see and feel deep in his heart. So naturally, he would believe that this is exactly how all white Americans are.
Jimmy has never been able to rise above his raisin'.