Sunday, November 09, 2008

Surprises from the White Supremacists

My good friend and colleague, Alan Fortuna, recently referenced this article on his blog and, since the photo I took in the train of child vandalism didn't turn out and since that was going to be my next post, I've decided to steal Alan's idea.

In a very small sample of people, Esquire Magazine found that many white supremacists would vote for Obama. Now, I have no idea if they actually ended up doing so, but they seemed pretty convinced. Their argument: Obama is a racist (I disagree, but that's not the point) and it's better to vote for a black racist than a white person who isn't in touch with "white racial identity".

By posting this, I am in no way saying that I think white supremacists are cool for voting for Obama, rather, I just thought it was interesting and surprising.

I'll try to get on that same train again to nab a photo of the cheery child vandalism that I saw last week. Damn that'll be a great post if I can find it again . . .