Did you hear about the racist anti-Obama bumper sticker that said “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012“? That’s not the only one. Paula Smith of Hinesville, Georgia is selling her own version of the bumper sticker: “Don’t Re-Nig 2012.” Smith says it’s not racist.
“According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.” She adds, “And besides Obama is not even black. He’s got a mixture of race. It’s his choice of what his nationality is.”
Why should we pay attention to this ignorance? Joanna Schroeder in the Good Men Project tells us.
And lest we forget why any of this matters, why it matters that there are still people in our country who are racists, let’s remember Trayvon Martin and his heartbroken family, whose unarmed teenage son was gunned down in Florida; and the man who pursued him-George Zimmerman-chased him down against police advice, threatened him, terrified him and finally murdered him in cold blood at close range, is still walking the streets, never having been arrested.
Racism is alive and well. And we all have a duty to put an end to it.
Read her entire piece in the Good Men Project.