African Americans in Politics Endure Racial Insults From GOP

After the historic elections last year, the Republican Party seemed to be in a free fall. The failed policies of President George W. Bush led to a historic Democratic White House and a Democratic-led Congress.

In 2004, when Bush was re-elected, the Democrats were the ones doing the soul-searching. Many believed that they had lost key elections because they had ignored or avoided the enormous impact that religious faith had on the lives of Americans. Now the GOP is falling victim to that same type of ignorance, this time alienating large groups of ethnic minorities that can sometimes swing an entire election one way or another.

However, the Republican Party obviously did not receive the memo that America has changed, and racist rhetoric from members of the Party only will alienate more voters, and cost the GOP more elections.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have become the latest African Americans in politics to be attacked by racists who are still uncomfortable with seeing Black faces in the White House.

Sheri Goforth, an executive assistant to Tennessee State Republican Caucus Chairperson Diane Black, was recently reprimanded by Black for emailing an offensive picture of all of the United States presidents with the exception of President Obama. In the sport reserved for the 44th was a black box, with just two eyes visible.

Almost immediately, many African Americans in politics and a chorus of Democratic leaders began calling for the firing of Goforth for the offensive email. Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner stated,

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