Remember back when electing our first African-American president signaled the end of racial discord? Good times.
Is it just me or are things exponentially worse now?
Julian Bond, the noted civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP, echoed the legislators, telling HuffPost, “He is definitely not his father.”
Bond said he did not see Romney’s appearance as genuine outreach to the African American community.
“He went there to bait us,” Bond said. He argued that Romney deliberately sparked boos by referring to “Obamacare,” which Bond said many African Americans regard as pejorative.
“He wanted to be able to go to some of the independents he needs to get elected and tell them, ‘See? I stood up to the Negroes,'” Bond said. He noted that Romney later said on Fox News that he knew he’d be booed for the Obamacare remark.
So independents still call people Negroes?
Some of the laws, like Texas’, have been blocked by the Department of Justice, and are being contested in courts.
Speaking of those onerous voter ID laws, how is it someone who supposedly cannot get ID manages to get on a plane and fly to DC to testify about her inability to get an ID?