Post-racial America? Jo Co, Mo Dems receive racist bumper stickers in the mail.

The chair of the Johnson County, Missouri Democratic Central Committee went to the Warrensburg post office to check the committee's post office box for mail today.

In the mail was a a plain envelope with the address of the committee and no return address. There was a 37 cent Ronald Reagan stamp and a 10 cent stamp for postage.

Contained in the envelope were two bumper stickers:

2012 DON'T RENIG

(The orginal post at Show Me Progress, with photo)

The second bumper sticker, as described by the chair, had an image with "BP" and an oil slick on the left, Obama's image on the right, and the legend, "Slickest and Blackest Disaster in U.S. History" in the center.

The chair turned over the envelope and the second bumper sticker to a post office employee at the counter who told her he would turn the materials over to the local postmaster. She retained the first bumper sticker.

Welcome to post-racial America.

Tags: Missouri, racism, Johnson County, hate mail, obama, right wingnuttia (all tags)

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RE: Post-racial America? Jo Co, Mo Dems receive racist bumper stickers in the mail.

I've reading a lot lately on Missouri. Little would surprise me at this point.

by Charles Lemos 2010-08-06 08:18PM | 0 recs
RE: Post-racial America? Jo Co, Mo Dems receive racist bumper stickers in the mail.

I covered the NAACP National Convention in Kansas City. The national reaction to the teabagger motion was instructive. (Our NAACP coverage)

Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said:

....And, what I hope you will get out of this is that no matter how much the pundits say we are in post racial era, no matter how much that you believe that everything is fine, it's not. [applause] We need the NAACP now as much as ever [applause, cheers]. I hope you get out of it that you are needed. [applause] We have seventeen members of the United States Senate voting "no" for unemployment benefits. We need the NAACP [inaudible] right now! [applause, cheers] We need it! We need it! Don't you forget it! [applause, cheers]

Back to the bumper stickers. This kind of brazenness is new to me for Missouri - I've lived here for twenty years. The annonymity isn't a surprise, though.

We saw similar behavior at Hillsboro a year ago.

by Michael Bersin 2010-08-06 08:29PM | 0 recs

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