I know a considerable number of Republicans read this site.Â So I’m calling on each of you to condemn this action by a San Bernadino Republican Group using racists imagery to smear Senator Barack Obama.
From the story:
A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing>Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a $10 bill adorned with a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of friend chicken.
Linking Obama to demeaning racist stereotypes drew denunciations from various GOP officials after the illustration appeared in the October newsletter of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.
Diane Fedele, president of the group, said she had no racist intent.
“I never connected,” she told the newspaper. “It was just food to me. It didn’t mean anything else.”
Does anyone believe Diane?Â What, no images of collard greens, cornbread and sweet potato pie?
Also from the story:
Sheila Raines of San Bernardino, a black member of the club, complained about the image to Fedele.
“This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party,” she said. “I’m really hurt. I cried for 45 minutes.”
The Press Enterprise has more details here.