Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Racist Online Story reported by New York Daily Post

A Tea Party group in Kansas is coming under fire for comparing America's first multiracial president to a smelly, black-and-white pest.
This week, the Hutchinson-based Patriot Freedom Alliance posted a photo of a skunk next to President Obama, arguing the animal has replaced the eagle as the symbol for the commander in chief.
"It is half black, half white, and almost everything it does stinks," the group wrote.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People immediately blasted the post.
Darrell Pope, head of the local branch, told the Hutchinson News that the remarks were "a blatant statement of racism. It's intended to be malicious."
Thomas Hymer, who runs the website, defended the Obama reference, calling it "satire in a politically incorrect form."
But the image and text were taken down from the website on Monday.
Requests for comment from the Patriot Freedom Alliance were not immediately returned.
With News Wire Services

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