Wednesday, October 8

Undecided racists

Ben Smith got an e-mail:

An Obama supporter, who canvassed for the candidate in the working-class, white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, sends over an account that, in various forms, I've heard a lot in recent weeks.

"What's crazy is this," he writes. "I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are fucking undecided. They would call him a nigger and mention how they don't know what to do because of the economy."

To the extent that it's possible for something as nasty as racism to be funny, I'm pretty sure this qualifies.

Coates said it best yesterday:
"Racism is a luxury that, at this point, a lot of white voters can ill-afford. I think a crucial number of them know that."

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