Bigotry explains the 'birthers'

Why have those perpetrating the farce of demanding Barack Obama's birth certificate not been asked to present any facts that would justify their relentless inquiry? Why do we allow unfounded charges to dominate the political conversation?

No one, to my knowledge, has publicly challenged the reason behind this specious effort. Given the serious issues facing our country and the president, the time and money spent on this matter is a disgrace.

No one can convince me that racism is not at the root of the "birther" movement. And now Donald Trump and others want to see President Obama's college transcripts?

Have the 'birthers" no shame?

Patricia Smith, Baltimore

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