An Old Racist Narrative the McCain Campaign Tried to Gin Up: “The blood libel against black men concerning the defilement of the flower of Caucasian womanhood.” See Here Keith Olbermann’s Segment on the Scarlet Letter “B” Girl Hoax

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to An Old Racist Narrative the McCain Campaign Tried to Gin Up: “The blood libel against black men concerning the defilement of the flower of Caucasian womanhood.” See Here Keith Olbermann’s Segment on the Scarlet Letter “B” Girl Hoax

  1. ItDawnedOnMe says:

    This is an absolutely despicable ploy (and there have been many) from the McCain campaign meant to even further rile black-hating racists and create venom toward Obama.

  2. michelle2005 says:

    I’m so glad I visited your site again today! Racism is a hot-button topic for me. If you read my post titled…”An Awakening to A World of Injustice”…you’ll see exactly why I say this.

    The fanning of the flames of anger, strife, division and racism within the RNC has been especially troublesome to me. Even AFTER the Civil Rights Bill was passed…there were STILL major issues.. (I know due to the fact I was there!) The was a lynching as late as 1981….

    However, it was more localized at that time. What I hear coming from the RNC is on a NATIONAL scale…this is much more dangerous. Another thing they’re doing that I find a bit illogical is their negative talk toward the more educated folks.

    I find it astonishing that anyone could take Mc Cain/Palin seriously. The only air left in that campaign is what between Palin’s ears.

    Again…thank you for creating such a wonderful site.

    Kindest Regards,

    Michelle

  3. michelle2005 says:

    PS….please excuse the typo in my previous comment. It should have read…”There was a lynching as late as 1981″. At that time I was already living outside the USA…and I’ll never forget the sinking feeling I had when I heard this tragic news.

    However, if people are familiar with the “Southern Poverty Law Center” it provides very relevant information. They even have a “Hate Watch Map” list. People can click on their state, and it will list each ORGANIZED hate group in their particular state, along with their exact location. http://www.splcenter.org

    My guess would be that most people would be shocked to find out how many organized hate groups are within their states.

    Regards,

    Michelle

  4. santitafarella says:

    michelle,

    thanks for the good link.

    —santi

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