Racism In Norfolk, Nebraska? Nah!
The good old boys of Norfolk, Nebraska had themselves a 4th of July celebration including a parade down main street. The most popular float featured a figure depicting President Obama dressed in overalls, standing in front of an outhouse. Signs indicated the outhouse was the Obama Presidential Library.
The crowd hooted and cheered wildly as the float passed by. Were these people racists? No! They’re just good American patriots having a little old-fashioned fun. Shucks, they didn’t mean no harm.
The Nebraska Democratic Party issued a statement, decrying the depiction as one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the Presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”
The world is watching. These images are being seen by people in Canada, Europe and all over the world.
What must they think of us?