So far this election, Barack Obama has done the best job he can possibly do in not taking on the persona that he is “the angry black guy.” Of course, despite these efforts, there are many whites out there who still believe this about Barack Obama. Perhaps even John McCain.
Last week the AP and Yahoo released statistics of a survey they conducted amongst over 2,000 white people. The pollsters stated positive and negative adjectives about black people and asked people to respond accordingly. 20% of all the white people polled said the word “violent” strongly applied to black people. Not good news for Barack Obama-the militant black candidate in the eyes of many white people, this despite Obama being half white of course.
Here is John McCain’s latest TV ad basically telling people that Barack Obama is a Chicago thug and that’s not change you can believe in.