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.
Neighbors are speaking out against a Rochester family’s yard display which features an empty chair hanging from a noose tied to a tree. They created the display after the RNC, when Clint Eastwood addressed an empty chair meant to represent Barack Obama.
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.
A spokeswoman says U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wasn’t referring to race when she used the term “tar baby” to attack President Barack Obama’s energy policy.
The St. Paul School District says a teacher who resigned after allegedly discriminating against black students will still be paid until October.
The St. Paul School District says Tim Olmstead, the teacher who allegedly discriminated against black students in his sixth grade classroom, resigned.
The St. Paul school district is investigating whether a baseball coach lost his job because of race.
Vandals keyed derogatory remarks Friday on a 19-year-old St. Cloud man’s car, which bore a bumper sticker naming the man’s birthplace, police said.
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination.
In an interview Al Gore made some “interesting” comparisons to skeptics of climate change and racists. Always a good way to start an argument….Watch the interview here, courtesy of Mediaite.
A new federal lawsuit claims that for at least two years, dozens of Red Wing High School students mocked African-Americans during homecoming week by wearing low-slung pants, oversized sports jerseys and flashing gang signs.
In the Twin Cities, we’re used to being on top of lists about quality of life. But Wednesday’s headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune screamed: “Our Black-White Jobless Gap: WORST IN THE NATION.” Why?
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