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Friday, November 14, 2008

A Couple Of Stories About Race-Baiting And Politics

Having grown up in Prince George's County, Maryland (known a "P.G. County" to us natives) I am very dismayed and shamed by this report. You would think that a pre-dominantly black county like P.G. would have grown beyond this sort of thing, especially after helping to elect America's first black President.

From News Channel 8:

A Prince George's Community College student says she was driven from class because of her political beliefs.

Gloria Alfonzo says she endured racial taunts and slurs because she supported John McCain's presidential campaign.

Her problems, she said, began with an assignment to write about the merits of Barack Obama. When she announced she differed with Obama, Alfonzo says her African-American classmates subjected her to an onslaught of racial hatred.

"I was frightened," she recalled. "It was horrible; it was extremely horrible. I was a little scared."

Alfonzo said all of her classmates -- except for herself and one other -- were black, as was the instructor, Ayanna Watson. She says the teacher demanded to know whether she is a Republican.

No mention of this on the local news affiliates of NBC Channel 4, ABC Channel 7 or CBS Channel 9. But you have to wonder what the coverage would have been like if Alfonzo were black and her classmates were white.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

McCain Supporter Claims She Suffered Racial Taunts In Class
News Channel 8
November 11, 2008

And up in Minnesota, an attack on the Augsburg College campus was certainly politically motivated and possibly racially motivated as well.

Annie Grossman was attacked outside of her dorm after being confronted by four black women.

From Paul Walsh at the Star Tribune:

An Augsburg College student and Sarah Palin supporter from Alaska was beaten on election night while walking to her dorm and was called a racist by a group of four young women because she had on a McCain/Palin presidential campaign button, authorities and the victim said.


Under a skyway connecting the two buildings, four women "bigger than I am" came up to her, she said.

"One approached me and got in my face and called me racist because I had the pin on. That really ticked me off, but I kind of left it alone because she was so much bigger than I am," said Grossmann. She is 5 feet 2 and weighs 120 pounds, and played boys high school hockey in Alaska. "The girls in the background were just a little bigger than me. They were mocking me from the sidelines.

"I didn't say anything. ... This one [bigger] girl grabbed me by the shoulders and was holding me. After about five minutes, I just wanted to get out of there."

Grossmann, who is white, said she told the women, who were black, "You guys don't even know me. There's no reason to think I'm racist."

At that point, she said, she pushed the bigger one in the group, and "she punched me, and the back of my head hit a brick wall."

Again, what if the assailants had been white and Grossman had been black? Would the Mass Media be this silent on the whole thing?

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Politics Prompted Her Assault, Augsburg Student Says
Paul Walsh
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
November 12, 2008

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