Thursday, November 13, 2008

Racism Emerges As Europe Reacts To Obama, November 13, 2008 · In the days following Barack Obama's historic election as America's 44th — and first black — president, expressions of congratulations and joy have filled the pages of newspapers in Europe. But mixed in with the glad tidings have been inappropriate, insensitive and downright racist remarks from politicians and journalists.In Germany, Poland, Italy and other countries, statements about Obama's skin color by public figures have caused an international stir.Who knows if these remarks would have received attention if Obama had not been elected? But he was, and they have.

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