Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.
While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
You knew that after Kevin Garnett said Philadelphia fans were “fair-weather” that there would be some sort of response out of the City of Brotherly Love. But this is just stupid.
A civil rights scholar who became the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School has died. Derrick Bell was 80.
Newton landlord Alfred Defazio is adamant: he is no racist. Though, he admits he has reservations about renting any of his apartments to African Americans.
A jury has convicted a man in what prosecutors say was the racially motivated burning of a predominantly black church hours after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.
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