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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:50 AM

 

Colbert I. King: "Racism could sway the election"

Credit R. Wallace “Wally” Hudson, chairman of the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Republican Committee, with demonstrating how new social media platforms can broadcast ancient hates. The Post reported this week that the countyGOP’s Facebook page had displayed for months photos portraying President Obama as a witch doctor, a caveman and a drug dealer.


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Baylor University assistant professor Mia Moody did a study of social media stereotyping of Barack and Michelle Obama; her findings appeared in the journal New Media & Culture.


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Moody observed that, while the group professed to dislike Obama not because of his race, most comments on the page attacked the president “personally with racial slurs.” Just one example: “Obama needs to step down and go back to Africa with the rest of the coons!! He’s nothing but a jigaboo and spear chucker!!”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colbert-king-racism-through-social-media/2012/09/28/3ddb1c86-0966-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_story.html

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Response to DavidL (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:34 AM

1. This crap is nothing new

It didn't carry the day 4 years ago and I seriously doubt that anyone who supported President Obama in 2008 would ascribe to this brand of hate.

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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:09 AM

2. "Racism could sway the election"

Duh. One of the parties is Republican! What do you think!?

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