Thursday, August 30, 2012

Canada: Nut throwing fiasco at GOP opens racism claims

National Post

Race enters the fray at GOP convention after nut-throwing fiasco

Sarah Boesveld

It took just a handful of nuts to pry wide open discussion about the GOP’s so-called problem with race at this week’s Republican National Convention.

Outrage, mainly from Democrats and liberal-leaning media outlets, flowed forth after two unruly convention goers tossed peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman during the pageantry and jeered, “This is how we feed animals.”

Mitt Romney’s team took pains to vehemently denounce it telling the National Post, “The incident was extremely inappropriate, it was ugly and despicable and has no place whatsoever within the Republican party and should not be a part of our political discourse.”

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