Is there something in the water these days? Have we really regressed as a country? Looks like it. Today's Racist Stereotype Example comes from Minnesota, where a Tea Party-backed Voter ID page is using the following image on its page:
Yes, next to the ghost and the zombie and the superhero is a guy in a Mexican outfit with a big blue sombrero, who is waiting behind a Black man in a prisoner's outfit.
The copy on the site says the following:
Making It EASIER To Vote And HARDER To Cheat
Photographic voter identification — a proposal whose time has finally come in Minnesota. Polls consistently show that a super-majority of Minnesota voters support Voter ID. But the bill that would make this provision a law has been repeatedly blocked in the Minnesota state legislature. The 2010 election changed the composition of the state legislature such that Voter ID now has a real possibility of becoming law.
This site provides a variety of resources to help Minnesotans learn more about the proposed legislation and to become advocates for passing the Voter ID. Let’s work together to improve the integrity of Minnesota’s elections by making Voter ID the law of the land in Minnesota.
Want to know more about the group? Here you go:
WeWantVoterID.com is maintained by Minnesota Majority with support from the Minnesota Voters Alliance, the Minnesota Freedom Council, the Minnesota North Star Tea Party Patriots, various other Tea Party groups and concerned citizens from across the state.
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Yeah, we have a question. Why are you guys so f-ing racist?
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