Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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"Post-racial America," or, "ATVing forth to Bethlehem to be born"

Democracy Now! reports:

Hundreds of Race-Based Incidents Reported Since Election of Obama

Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center said there have been “hundreds” of race-based incidents since the election.

The Associated Press has compiled a list of other possible hate crimes over the past two weeks. Crosses were burned in yards of Obama supporters in Hardwick, New Jersey and Apolacan Township, Pennsylvania.

In the Pittsburgh suburb of Forest Hills, a black man said he found a note with a racial slur on his car windshield, saying, “Now that you voted for Obama, just watch out for your house.”

A black teenager in New York City said he was attacked with a bat on election night by four white men who shouted “Obama.”

In Standish, Maine, a sign inside the Oak Hill General Store read, “Osama Obama Shotgun Pool.” Customers could sign up to bet $1 on a date when Obama would be killed.

At North Carolina State University, four students admitted writing a sign on the campus that called for shooting Obama in the head.

And in Idaho, second- and third-grade students on a school bus in Rexburg, Idaho were heard chanting "assassinate Obama.”

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