BLACK VOICES

Presidential Election 2012: The Most Racist Moments

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas. The president is on a two-day tour
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas. The president is on a two-day tour of key battleground states that included stops in Iowa and Colorado on Wednesday and was scheduled to head to Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Thursday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Now that the presidential campaign has finally come to a close, it is a great opportunity to reflect on some of the blatantly racist moments that took place during this epicly bitter campaign.

In 2008 Barack Obama became the first African-American to become President of the United States, and perhaps it was that fact alone which paved the way for the kind of attacks that past presidents never had to endure.

The Huffington Post took note of a few memorable moments during this year’s election that showed we may not yet be living in a post racial America.

PHOTO GALLERY
Presidential Election 2012: The Most Racist Moments
CONVERSATIONS