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.
Former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken and country singer John Rich are involved in a Twitter debate after Aiken posted a comment alluding to a dearth in African-American attendees at the Republican National Convention.
Two people attending the Republican National Convention were removed from the premises after throwing nuts at an African-American camerawoman working for CNN. While attacking her, they were quoted as saying, “‘This is how we feed animals.”
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.
Two southern Florida high schools are grappling with the fallout after students uploaded YouTube videos filled with racist invective, whose words angered their local communities to the point where additional security and departure from school were reportedly necessary.