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.