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On Meet the Press, Ken Burns Denounces Tea Party 'Vitriol' Motivated By Racism

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<p>During a discussion of the new film Lincoln on Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, documentary film maker Ken Burns ranted about one of the supposed lessons he took away from the movie: "Race is always there in America....Do you think we'd have a secession movement in Texas and the other places, faddish secession movement, if this president wasn't African-American?&nbsp; Do you think the vitriol that came out of some elements of the Tea Party would have been at the same level had this President not been Africa-American?"</p>