It would not be too ———- (can’t think of the right word) to say that I was mortified when I heard the story that a McCain campaign worker had been attacked while at an ATM machine. My first thought was “please don’t let the campaign worker be a white woman and the attacker a black man.” Well….as you know, that’s exactly what the story turned out to be. So for most of the time since I heard this story I’ve been worried that this would be used in the campaign to scare people away from Barack Obama; connecting all black men together.
So now I am relieved to hear that this story was a hoax. But I’m mad at the same time. It’s bad enough that the “boogie man” is always someone of darker skin…..why does this story always get play?