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News Media Blind Again to GOP Racism

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When referencing criticisms of "Republican-led" Voter ID laws this article in the conservative-leaning National Post blacked-out facts documenting that in-person voter fraud is extraordinarily rare and such ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise non-whites.

That article ignored the GOP's long assaults on affirmative-action, a governmental initiative ironically initiated by Republican President Richard Nixon to provide economic opportunities to black businesses disadvantaged by decades of America's legalized segregation.

That National Post article, while quoting GOP leaders like Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and Republican Party chair, did not quote black Republican critics like Raynard Jackson who's insightfully examined GOP prejudicial practices this year.

For example, Jackson, in a Washington Post commentary published two days before that Canadian newspaper article, again criticized the lack of top black staff in the Mitt Romney campaign.

Curiously, that August 30th Canadian article did utilize an August 28th Washington Post article criticizing Republican Party racism published on the same day as Jackson's WP commentary. Jackson's article clashed with that Canadian article's slant of liberal media maliciously assailing the GOP.

Critiques of Raynard Jackson are similar to 2000 when Faye M. Anderson decried the GOP's illusion-of-inclusion involving blacks and Hispanics where that party seeks support from persons of color without supporting issues important of to those groups.

In 2000 Anderson criticized Republican candidate George W. Bush for addressing the NAACP's convention that year without addressing "issues of concern to the group's members" -- the same criticism Jackson raised about Romney's 2012 NAACP convention address.

Jackson, in a July 12th commentary faulted mainstream media for downplaying the real "leaders" in the black community: businessmen and businesswomen.

"Black business leaders are the most important entry point to the Black community and Republicans, of all people, are totally ignorant of this fact," Jackson wrote.

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Linn Washington is a weekly columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune and This Can't Be Happening. Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and failings of the news media. He teaches multi-media urban (more...)
 
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