Of course everything we do is grounded in racism!Tuvok Obama (163 posts) Mon Aug-03-09 10:15 PM
"One of These Things is Not Like the Other" (birthers and racism)
(My apologies if this July 31 article was already posted here on DU. I'm temporarily without Internet service, and haven't been to DU in days.)
Steve Benen, Washington Monthly
For a crazy, demonstrably false, racist idea, these are discouraging numbers.
But I was especially surprised by the regional breakdowns. In the Northeast, West, and Midwest, the overwhelming majorities realize the president is a native-born American. But notice the South -- only 47% got it right and 30% are unsure.
Outside the South, this madness is gaining very little traction, and remains a fringe conspiracy theory. Within the South, it's practically mainstream.
Texasobserver sucks 97.9% of the time!TexasObserver (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-03-09 10:26 PM
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3. Yes. It's the Old South that finds it so hard to believe a black man is their president.
25% of all Southerners are unreconstructed Confederates.