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September 3, 2009

The Barack "School Yard" Panic: How Much A Racist Thing?

Chris Stigall, a Kansas City talk show host, said, “I’m not letting my next-door neighbor talk to my kid alone; I’m sure as hell not letting Barack Obama talk to him alone. Some Parents Oppose Obama Speech to Students (NYT)

I’m not saying the latest right-wing hysteria tactic — demonizing Obama’s outreach to school children — directly parallels the McCain campaign ad below.

I do think it’s interesting revisiting the post below, however, which I originally ran six days short of a year ago. Beyond all the “state indoctrination” and even Hitler Youth analogies being propagated by Obama’s school chat, I’m wondering how much there is (or is also) a racist meme at play. It’s something along the lines of: You can’t trust your children alone with this man … knowing how black men are. Wink, wink.

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Sep 09, 2008: McCain Ad Ties Sex With Race

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