Former President Jimmy Carter told the Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press that his father was an “enlightened segregationist”. I don’t know what that means! Were there “good” segregationists, and “bad” segregationists. That comment seems to fall under the benevolent South where blacks weren’t treated that poorly.
The article doesn’t go into great details, but President Carter also said we must distinguished between the confederate battle flag, and the confederate heroes on Stone Mountain.
If the article is accurate, those are very troubling comments from the former president.