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.
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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlined a Bellevue rally on Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and other Republican candidates.
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Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
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.
Former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene emerged from a caustic and costly primary campaign Tuesday, vanquishing a slate of other Democrats with a flood of advertisements funded in part by her own wealth.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
Should Washington’s attorney general focus on street crime, like gun violence and gangs, or concentrate on making sure people don’t fall victim to scams or get taken advantage of by powerful corporate interests?
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