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Mitt Romney has once again thrown a racial comment towards Obama. On an international campaign tour, one of Mitt Romney’s advisors implied to a UK newspaper that Mitt Romney would restore ‘Anglo-Saxon’ relationships between the U.S. and Britain. He also went on to say that “the White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
This comment is one of many racial comments that have been said about Obama. It seems every time the republicans want to attack Obama they need to use racial comments and slurs because clearly they have nothing relevant to weaken Obama’s image or campaign.
The week before this comment was made Romneys’ campaign co-chair John Sununu said “I wish this President would learn how to be an American.” What does that even mean?!
As of this year ‘nonwhites account for more than half of the births in the U.S. In a constantly globalizing world and in a country where immigrants dominant the demographics you would think that race would no longer be an issue, but I guess not. We’re in the 21st century; it’s time to move on from the childish racial comments in politics.
It is appalling that racial slurs and comments is still a tool for political gain. The racism card and Obama-is-a-foreigner card is old and stale. America is supposed to stand for liberty, freedom and equality. So can we please start treating all ‘races’ with equality? The colour of one’s skin should not be used in order to determine whether a person is more or less capable to run a country.