Don Roberts, April 27 (column), said, “I believe that one of the reasons Obama was elected president is because he is African-American.”

Five well established and highly regarded organizations working together found that half of Americans feel prejudice toward blacks whether or not they recognize those feelings.

Associated Press concluded that this fact could have cost Obama 2 percent of the popular vote in his 2012 re-election campaign.

Roger E. ConditFarmington