Matthews suggests African-Americans aren’t ‘regular people.’

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"Matthews suggests African-Americans aren’t ‘regular people.’"

While discussing Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) during MSNBC’s Hardball last night, host Chris Matthews asked Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO): “Let me ask you about how he — how’s he connect with regular people? Does he? Or does he only appeal to people who come from the African-American community and from the people who have college or advanced degrees?” Watch it:

On Monday’s Hardball, Matthews said of Obama: “This gets very ethnic, but the fact that he’s good at basketball doesn’t surprise anybody.”

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