What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: A Response to Racism in America
"We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago ... or Kenya.” This is what James Thompson, son of Wisconsin GOP senate candidate Tommy Thompson, recently told a roomful of white people at an event hosted by the Kenosha Republican Party. Classy. But you won’t hear this incident addressed by either Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama at the third and final presidential debate tonight. Nor will you hear any witty, thoughtful, focused responses to the countless other racist jokes and comments unleashed by conservatives and birther movement followers during these last months of campaigning.