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.