Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause

For all the hope and excitement Obama’s candidacy is generating, some of his field workers, phone-bank volunteers and campaign surrogates are encountering a raw racism and hostility that have gone largely unnoticed — and unreported — this election season. Doors have been slammed in their faces. They’ve been called racially derogatory names (including the white volunteers). And they’ve endured malicious rants and ugly stereotyping from people who can’t fathom that the senator from Illinois could become the first African American president.

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Published in: on May 13, 2008 at 8:44 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Now why doesn’t this surprise me? Ignorance will no doubt show its ugly face in many Americans this campaign season.


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