Saturday, September 1, 2012

Romney and the RNC: A week of hurt feelings for minority voters

By Barbara Reynolds 

Reynolds is an ordained minister, a columnist for TheRootDC and the author of six books, including “Out of Hell and Living Well, Healing From the Inside Out.” She is a former editor and columnist for USA Today. 

 From a black camerawoman being pelted with nuts at the GOP convention to jokes from Mitt Romney about President Obama’s certificate, the Republicans have shown a talent this week for insulting people of color and opening up wounds from a bitter past. Recent actions off stage in Tampa demonstrate why the Wall Street Journal’s latest poll shows African Americans giving zero percent of their vote to the Republicans in the November election. (A recent Washington Post poll found that 4 percent of African Americans surveyed would vote for Romney.)

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